Keeping up with health care
The rate of change in medicine is astounding. Technological advances allow us to see the previously invisible and do the previously impossible. Legal changes are providing access to the previously uninsurable. In this series, we invite you to explore the many ways health care delivery is changing every day-for both your patients and your practice.
Four HIPAA Compliance Tips for Your Medical Practice
Your patients want to know that their personal information is secure and that the disclosure of protected details happens only when necessary. HIPAA compliance is essential for your medical practice, because it ensures that patients have peace of mind when it comes to the personal information available through their medical records. When you demonstrate a commitment to keeping information secure, you can not only avoid fines, but you can build geniune connections and trust with the people you treat.
The Future of Health Care? How Mobile Health Apps Are Changing Patient Care
We've all heard about the trend toward mobile technology in health care, but how fast is it really catching on? Short answer: faster than you might have thought.
Understanding Concierge Medicine: Is the Service Right for Your Practice?
Concierge medicine is a unique doctor-patient relationship. Sometimes called retainer medicine, this service was once only available to the wealthiest people, but it's now growing among middle-class patients. You'll want to weigh a few factors before deciding if this service is right for your practice.
Denial Management: How to Reduce Rejection and Streamline the Appeals Process
Denial management isn't always easy for a growing private practice. You may think you're doing everything possible to submit clean, accurate claims to payers, yet denials still persist. How can you implement systems to prevent denials while also improving your appeals strategy? How can you help patients who are upset after an initial denial? These tips should help bridge the gap between what's best for your practice's administrative policies and what's best for your patient base.
Keys to Managing the Physician Shortage: A Focus on Nurses, Efficiency, and Wellness
We've been talking about the physician shortage in the United States for nearly a decade now, but the problem is becoming more acute as the overall population ages faster than we can train doctors. By 2025, we will likely have a provider shortage of anywhere from 46,000 to 90,000 physicians, according to a report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The degree of the shortage is projected to vary by specialty, with surgical specialists experiencing the biggest lack of professionals. The shortage burdens providers trying to fit more patients into the same amount of time, causing burnout for physicians and longer wait times for patients.