How to Select an EHR: 5 Questions to Ask Providers

Whether purchasing an EHR for the first time or upgrading to new software that’s a better fit, the ultimate decision is critical to the future organizational flow of your practice. It’s important to remember that EHR providers aren’t just selling software. Oftentimes practices work extensively with the provider throughout the duration of the contract, so…

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7 Habits of Healthy Medical Practices that Stay Independent

While a great number of small practices are selling to larger entities, many private practice physicians are determined to stay independent. Despite the doom and gloom predictions with the dawning of regulatory and coding changes, there are practices successfully navigating this healthcare landscape. The key to thriving into the future is your practice’s willingness to be adaptable…

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Symptoms That Indicate You May Need to Change EHR Vendors

Most physicians remember their initial decision to purchase an EHR system, which likely involved a lot of stress surrounding the idea of learning a new technology. Fears that it would impede productivity in the office were pretty common prior to the widespread use of electronic records. In fact, your first EHR may have actually diminished productivity at first,…

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What Happens To Practice Operations After ICD-10 Implementation?

Physician practices have been preparing for ICD-10 implementation for months now. With the October 1st deadline around the corner, there’s plenty to prepare for. Fortunately, industry sources have been putting out content to help with the transition for a few years now. However, what happens after October 1st and the scramble is over? The following…

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Balancing Act: Achieve Physician Profitability AND Patient Care

As a healthcare provider, there are many goals that you strive to reach. Physician profitability, updated technology and processes, reliable and hardworking staff–just to name a few. But, at the forefront of those goals is the most important of all: the ability to provide the best patient care possible. However, when struggling to maintain a…

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10 for 10: ICD-10 Coding Mistakes That Are Easy To Avoid

Thanks largely in part to the impending ICD-10 transition, medical coding has become an urgent issue. It is more important than ever that medical coders be precise, accurate, and diligent in an effort to avoid mistakes. It is their responsibility to ensure that procedures are accurately coded, insurance companies are billed correctly, and claims are…

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[Infographic] The “Why” Behind ICD-10 Implementation

With all the confusion around the upcoming ICD-10 transition, we forget why we’re making the switch in the first place. Between all of the operational considerations and code mapping, we’ve forgotten one of the most important reasons we’re making this transition in October: to improve the quality of patient care. That’s not the only benefit…

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