Software Tips: Streamline with New Navigation and Screen Designs

Software Tips: Streamline with New Navigation and Screen Designs

PracticeSuite continues to evolve the visual design and overall organization of the practice management screens to drive user efficiency. The latest release focuses on enhancements in navigation and screen design. As the release is made available, streamline your practice setup, fee schedules, and overall interaction with the software through these new design improvements. Below are some key highlights and a screen gallery showcasing some of the designs. Home Page Navigation – enjoy the simplicity of the larger, more space efficient...

Poised for Growth: 2 Ways Practice Management Software Can Help

Poised for Growth: 2 Ways Practice Management Software Can Help

Starting a medical practice is tough enough, but running one can be even tougher in the long term. Practice owners or managers have to contend with a variety of challenges, including keeping up with the latest in regulations and laws while simultaneously balancing budgets with patient satisfaction. Combined, these challenges can become difficult for one person or even a team to manage, but thankfully, there are software options available to help. Practice management software solutions can streamline everything from scheduling...

Brent Nielson of St. Cloud State on Challenges in Practice Management Today

Brent Nielson of St. Cloud State on Challenges in Practice Management Today

Dr. Brent Nielsen is the Medical Director at St. Cloud State University Health Services where he oversees the medical care of students at a campus of 15,000 students. We recently asked for his insight on practice management. Here’s what Dr. Nielsen shared: How has medical practice management evolved since you started your career? The most dramatic changes are all of the regulations and work directed toward billing, coding, insurance and documentation necessary for patient care. What are the major challenges...

Dr. Merle Turner, DO of Warner Family Practice On The Challenges of Managing Today’s Medical Practices

Dr. Merle Turner, DO of Warner Family Practice On The Challenges of Managing Today’s Medical Practices

Merle Turner, D.O., is the Medical Director at Warner Family Practice in Chandler, Ariz. We checked in with Dr. Turner recently to get his insight on how practice management has evolved in recent years and the major challenges facing practices today. Here’s what he had to say: How has medical practice management evolved since you started your career? I started my career in 1976 in a small rural community in Southwestern Kansas so it has extensively evolved since then. I...

Dr. Khalid Waheed, MD on The Changing Landscape of Practice Management

Dr. Khalid Waheed, MD on The Changing Landscape of Practice Management

Dr. Kahlid Waheed specializes in family practice at Quincy Medical Group in Mt. Sterling, Ill. We recently checked in with Dr. Waheed to get his insight on the evolution of practice management and the challenges medical groups are facing today. Here’s what he had to say: How has medical practice management evolved since you started your career? Medical practice management has evolved significantly since I started my career. It has become a challenge to keep abreast of the developments in...

Russ Still of Medical Management Inc. on Trends in Practice Management

Russ Still of Medical Management Inc. on Trends in Practice Management

Russ Still is the EVP of Medical Management Associates Inc. where he assists clients in a full range of management services including practice start-ups, operational policies and procedures, practice profitability, revenue cycle management, regulatory issues, employment agreements, buy-sell agreements, income distribution models, organizational development, strategic planning, practice mergers and valuations. Here he offers his insight on the challenges of running a medical practice today. Read on: Tell us your story – about how you got into healthcare business consulting, and...

Are Clean Claims Standard in Your Practice Management?

Are Clean Claims Standard in Your Practice Management?

Insurance and government rules and regulations have certainly clouded the healthcare landscape over the past year or so, and with such clouding has come to rise of unclean claims for healthcare providers. Essentially, an unclean claim is one that requires a healthcare provider or patient to jump through extra hoops in order to provide information that backs up a claim. This, in turn, can be tedious and expensive for both patient and provider. “Clean claims“, on the other hand, can...

Best Practices for an Efficient Medical Office – Using Medical Office Software For Practice Management

Best Practices for an Efficient Medical Office – Using Medical Office Software For Practice Management

Running any type of office efficiently is one of the keys to remaining successful over time, but nowhere is this more important than when running a medical facility. While it’s true that any type of office can impact people’s lives in varying degrees of importance, running an efficient medical office can literally mean the difference between life and death for patients. As a result, it’s vital that your facility and its staff are running at peak performance at all times....

So You Want to Sell Your Practice…

So You Want to Sell Your Practice…

We recently looked at the pros and cons of buying a practice, or buying into one. But what if you’re on the other side of this transaction? Nationwide, many physicians are making the choice to sell their practices, often to larger medical groups or hospitals. They may enter into an employment agreement with the purchaser, perhaps seeking a better work/life balance and the stability of a regular salary. Others sell their practice upon retirement instead of closing it. Regardless of...

A Few Things to Consider When Buying a Practice

A Few Things to Consider When Buying a Practice

Are you seriously thinking about buying a medical practice? Big players get a lot of the attention when it comes to practice acquisitions—hospitals and large physicians groups are acquiring small practices at a rapid rate. However, there are good reasons for not-so-huge entities to consider this option as well. For physicians working in a large, complex healthcare system, or in a practice with hundreds of doctors, downsizing to a smaller operation or one that allows a better balance of work...

Your Practice and the Benefits and Challenges of PQRS

Reporting takes on a large role in many businesses, but when it comes to running a medical practice, reporting certain data is crucial to not only survival, but also in receiving incentives for keeping track of and reporting specific metrics, including quality of care as assessed by patients. This reporting, entered through a system known as the physician quality reporting system, or PQRS, can be undertaken in a variety of ways, including through Medicare Part B claims, a qualified PQRS...

Making Your Medical Practice More Millennial Friendly

  Millennials—people born between roughly 1980 and 2000—are coming to your practice as patients, as medical practice staff, and, increasingly, as physicians. There are roughly 75 million Millennials now in the workforce in the US, according to Thematic Investing, and they will be the largest demographic in the workforce by 2018. In general, they have different priorities from the generations that preceded them. Millennials were raised with more structure and protection than generations that immediately preceded them, Samantha Sharf writes...