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  • Tips for hiring the best staff for your practice

    Spring 2022
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 422

    Abstract: Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit our economy, labor issues have become paramount for many businesses, including medical practices. Many are struggling to find good staff but not receiving enough good applications. This article explains that physician practices might need to reconsider their search requirements — not to lower their expectations, but to rethink exactly what they’re looking for to ensure the staff they hire are a good fit.

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  • How to choose the right scheduling approach

    Spring 2022
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: Among the top patient complaints is waiting too long to see a doctor. And with good reason — many practices simply don’t implement good scheduling methods. This article highlights three broad types of scheduling schemes: the traditional, or standardized, method; the wave, or steady stream, approach; and the modified wave approach. The article notes that practices need to weigh specific factors, such as the type of practice it is and whether most care provided is routine or specialized, when deciding which type of scheduling would work best.

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  • Starting a new practice? Be sure to write a business plan

    Spring 2022
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 662

    Abstract: Many beginning medical practices have been faced with both financial and practical challenges over the past two years because of the many effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. They can’t casually assume that, if they treat patients and pay the bills on time, their new practices will be fine. They need to plan their operations strategically — and creating a business plan can help provide them with a blueprint for success.

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  • Getting a good reception – 5 signs your front desk has a problem

    Spring 2022
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 798

    Abstract: A medical practice’s front desk is the first face-to-face interaction patients have with staff, and first impressions matter. It’s important for physicians to be aware of any potential problems in the reception area and address them. The article points out that front desk issues can negatively affect a medical practice, possibly reducing patient retention — and the practice’s bottom line. A sidebar offers some pertinent questions to ask on patient surveys.

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  • Nonmedical staff and external support can make all the difference

    Winter 2022
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 419

    Abstract: Nonmedical staff members and external support providers play integral roles in many practices’ operations. They can make all the difference in quality of care and profitability. This article explains some of these staff roles and how they can improve a medical practice’s patient interaction and financial stability over time.

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  • How to handle a problem employee – Options to consider before conflict arises

    Winter 2022
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 565

    Abstract: It’s important for physician practices to ensure that the staff members they hire are both qualified for the position and fit well into their practices’ missions and cultures. Despite these efforts, it’s always possible to end up with a problem employee. This article suggests some ways to prevent this situation. It also explains strategies for dealing with employee problems if they do arise.

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  • What can you do about claim denials?

    Winter 2022
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 599

    Abstract: Among the most essential characteristics of a financially healthy medical practice is claim acceptance and timely payment. In the current volatile economy, it’s even more important for practices to ensure that their billing processes run smoothly and that they avoid bumps in the road caused by too many claim denials. This article provides some ways to increase claim acceptance.

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  • 5 financial strategies to improve your practice’s profitability

    Winter 2022
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 902

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected many physicians’ practices in 2020 — and even into 2021. As medical practices begin to rebound, this is an especially good time for medical practices to evaluate their financial strategies to determine what’s still working and what needs to be improved. This article suggests some ways practices can improve profitability going forward, such as analyzing objective benchmarks and ensuring staff understands payer contracts. A sidebar offers some key benchmarks practices can use as metrics.

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  • Mitigate the risks of telemedicine

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: It’s likely that telemedicine will be a continuing presence in health care. Although it has many positive aspects, there are two primary areas of risk associated with telemedicine: medical errors and cybersecurity. This article discusses these risk areas and ways to mitigate them.

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  • Defining and implementing the role of a medical assistant

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 575

    Abstract: Medical assistants (MAs) typically engage in a broad range of activities within a medical practice. They may perform clinical duties, such as taking medical histories and explaining treatments to patients. They also often perform administrative duties, such as answering the phone, welcoming patients, using computer applications, and updating and filing medical records. This article explains how an MA can contribute value to a medical practice.

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  • Is outsourcing right for your practice?

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: In a rapidly changing health care climate, it pays to put all options on the table when considering improvements to a medical practice. Some of the ways practitioners traditionally have done business may be holding the practice back. This article suggests physicians might want to consider outsourcing some activities to ensure their practices continue to thrive.

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  • 7 ways to improve patient satisfaction surveys

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 785

    Abstract: Increasingly, physician reimbursement is being affected by patient satisfaction scores. Medicare payments and reimbursement rates are linked to patient satisfaction scores, specifically via the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scoring system. This article points out that while nothing can be done about predetermined HCAHPS survey questions, medical professionals do have some control over patient surveys. A sidebar provides some tips for improving patient satisfaction.

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  • 12 steps for mitigating a Medicare audit

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 457

    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has created a position of Chief Data and Analytics Program officer for its Office of Inspector General. This suggests that the HHS is increasing scrutiny of Medicare data, with a corresponding increase of audits expected. This article suggests 12 steps to take to help mitigate an audit should one arise.

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  • How can you improve the telemedicine experience?

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 696

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the use of telemedicine to the forefront, a trend that will likely continue going forward. This article discusses some ways to help improve the telemedicine experience in physician medical practices. It highlights how important it is for physicians to clearly communicate to patients the services they can offer via telemedicine, while being straightforward about its limitations.

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  • Stay on top of medical practice challenges

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 765

    Abstract: As the economy continues to stabilize in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical practices find themselves in a new landscape characterized by increasing use of technology and telemedicine — and new models for providing services to patients. Although the circumstances are evolving, the same basic challenges tend to recur for physicians and others managing a medical practice. This article offers a look at common problems and ways to solve them.

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  • Setting the tone – Make sure your website reflects well on your practice

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 831

    Abstract: For a medical practice in 2021, a website is no longer a nice option — it’s a requirement. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only made it imperative for physicians to create ways to see patients virtually instead of in person, but also placed increasing emphasis on the practice website as an essential information source. This article looks at some of the features medical websites require to ensure effectiveness. A sidebar notes the importance of using marketing techniques on practice websites to attract and retain patients.

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