7 Ways to Speed Up The Prior Authorization Process

7 Ways to Speed Up The Prior Authorization Process

7 Ways to Speed Up The Prior Authorization Process   Obtaining preauthorization is so frustrating and time consuming that many physicians are strongly pushing for complete elimination. Since that scenario is unlikely, we’re pointing out some concrete steps physicians can take to speed up the prior authorization process, making it less costly and exasperating. Hire a prior notification star. Considering how much time your staff spends on precertifications, it makes no sense to put someone inexperienced in charge of this...

Prior Authorization – Solo and Joint Efforts Take Aim at Healthcare’s Pre-authorization Problem

Prior Authorization – Solo and Joint Efforts Take Aim at Healthcare’s Pre-authorization Problem

In the last post in this series, we reported on a pledge taken earlier this year by several payer and provider organizations aimed at improving the prior authorization process. Another, similar effort is under way from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). It began with a resolution in September 2016 and, after being vetted, was adopted as an official policy in April 2017. In the policy, AAFP says it believes prior notifications should be standardized and universally electronic through...

HIPAA OFFICE – Secure, Compliant Office Productivity Application Suite

HIPAA OFFICE – Secure, Compliant Office Productivity Application Suite

THE PROBLEM HIPAA Office is a secure collaboration platform and suite of office productivity applications that solves two high risk problems faced by physicians today: 1. Doctors have become a primary target for hacking and ransomware attacks, and 2. HIPAA fines are increasing in frequency and severity. HIPAA VIOLATIONS 92% of physicians use text message or inner office instant messaging to communicate among staff and colleagues regarding their patient’s condition, treatment, and order status among other things. Cellular networks are...

Prior Authorization Identified As Top Cause of Physician Dissatisfaction

Prior Authorization Identified As Top Cause of Physician Dissatisfaction

Study Shows That After EHR, Preauthorizations are The Next Factor in Physician Churn   There’s been a great deal of talk in recent years about physician burnout and dissatisfaction. Asked what they’d most like to change, virtually all talk about not being able to spend enough time with patients. But what, exactly, keeps them from that all-important face time? In 2016, the American Medical Association (AMA) sought answers to this question by asking 38 physicians in family medicine, internal medicine,...

Practice Management Software Coupon––PracticeSuite Discount Code

Practice Management Software Coupon––PracticeSuite Discount Code

The best kind of coupons are the ones that save you money, but on something you need and were going to buy anyway. The coupon just sweetens the deal and makes the purchase that much more enjoyable. A step up from this is something the truly gifted shopper can accomplish – to strategically spot coupons for items they need, but that are also on sale––whether it’s 20%-30% off, buy one get one free, or better yet on the clearance rack....

5 Ways to Get The Most Out of Your Patient Portal in The Era of Meaningful Use

5 Ways to Get The Most Out of Your Patient Portal in The Era of Meaningful Use

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Patient Portal?   If you’re using a patient portal, chances are your patients are getting some pretty convenient features out of it. Even if your portal doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, having a place where patients can access their health data, confirm appointments, and message office staff and their providers can help cut down on phone calls and inefficiencies in office workflow. However, it takes more than a messaging system...

Full Range of Services Plus Satisfied Customers Earn M-Scribe A Great Review

Full Range of Services Plus Satisfied Customers Earn M-Scribe A Great Review

M-Scribe Medical Billing Company provides a wide range of services, including billing, coding, credentialing, payer contract review, and accounts receivable services. It distinguishes itself from other services through its documentation process, which ensure only relevant patient encounter content gets entered in a practice’s EHR. Monitoring content leads to more accurate procedure and diagnosis codes, which helps M-Scribe process claims within 24 hours. The Service was established in 2002 by a group of physicians and now includes more than 500 healthcare...

Review of Kareo Medical Billing Services

Review of Kareo Medical Billing Services

Kareo offers outsourced medical billing that includes specialty teams, cloud-based technology, and established best practices. Its experience with 50,000 providers gives it the expertise to understand what small and mid-sized providers need. Kareo is aware that getting started can be a time-consuming and frustrating process, so it offers providers the option to have help moving paper files to the cloud. It does not charge for a dedicated success coach to walk providers through the setup and training process. Kareo’s support...

Top Family Physicians in Orange Park FL – Local Family Doctor Review Series

Top Family Physicians in Orange Park FL – Local Family Doctor Review Series

LOCAL PHYSICIAN REVIEW Top Family Physicians In Orange Park FL There are many good physicians in the South Jacksonville, Clay county, Orange Park area, but a few doctors are exceptional in that they specialize in treating patients of all ages – in their role as family doctors. In this series called Local Physician Review we take a look at a handful of the more outstanding Orange Park doctors and ask why and what causes them to rise above the crowd....

Practice Management Hack #4: Gracefully Collecting Past-Due Patient Balances

Practice Management Hack #4: Gracefully Collecting Past-Due Patient Balances

Being paid on time, and often at the time that services are rendered or products are sold, lies at the heart of cash flow, and more generally, business itself. Unfortunately, in the medical profession, billing and payment processes can be overly complex thanks to regulations and plain miscommunication. Whether a patient has been seen and his or her insurance plan does not cover the visit or a life-saving emergency occurs and the patient turns out not to have insurance at...

Practice Management Hacks—Tip #2: Avoid These Costly Appointment Scheduling Mistakes

Practice Management Hacks—Tip #2: Avoid These Costly Appointment Scheduling Mistakes

Five Scheduling Practices That Are Costing You Money To maximize revenue, it makes sense to run your practice as much like a business as possible. At a minimum, that approach involves treating each appointment in your schedule as a product you are trying to sell. That being the case, any scheduling practice that limits your ability to “sell” an appointment is literally costing your practice money. Here are five common behaviors to watch for and attempt to minimize. Providers who...

PracticeSuite Expands Sales and Customer Success Teams as Business Hits Growth Goals in 2017

PracticeSuite Expands Sales and Customer Success Teams as Business Hits Growth Goals in 2017

Company selects Indianapolis, Indiana to create center of excellence to support medical practices’ success.   PracticeSuite, Inc., a rapidly growing cloud-technology platform offering medical billing software and electronic health records for medical practices, is expanding its sales and customer success operations to a central hub in Indianapolis, Indiana. The service center will give medical practices an amazing onboarding experience as they transition from outdated or less sophisticated medical billing platforms. “Great technology can improve a medical practice, but sophisticated teams...