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Keep on Top of These 5 Areas to Achieve Your Revenue Goals

Not meeting your revenue goals month after month? According to practice management consultants, it may because you’re not consistently measuring key processes in your business cycle and zeroing in on potential problems.  However, you don’t have to bury yourself in hundreds of reports. Here are 5 key areas to focus on to keep on top of your financials and reverse a cycle of declining revenues. Read More at Physicians Practice.com.

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Revenue Cycle Management: 7 Steps to Improving Patient Collections

Many small and mid-size medical practices are leaving money on the table by failing to develop a strategy for collections, experts say. The most common problem is lack of monitoring and accountability, according to Reed Tinsley, CPA, a Houston-based practice management consultant. You need to collect copays at the time of service and keep on top of overdue accounts. Read more in this article I wrote for Physicians Practice.

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How to Select a Medical Practice Management System

Prior to implementing a practice management system that automated its billing operations, the staff at Tri-County Eye Physicians and Surgeons in Southampton, Pa., often waited weeks before learning that a claim had been denied due to mismatched diagnosis and procedure codes. Since going electronic, the practice has not only eliminated that wait but prevented errors from occurring in the first place.

Although costly, practice management systems are becoming essential for efficiency, experts say. Physicians can cut costs and boost revenue by automating everyday tasks like claim submissions and insurance authorizations. Read more about how to select the best system and take advantage of new features in this article I wrote for Physicians Practice.

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Switching to a Direct Primary Care Medical Practice

Read about family physician Bruce Jung’s transition from staff physician at a community health center in Corbin, KY, to running a solo direct primary care practice. Jung says he’s never enjoyed practicing medicine more since adopting the DPC model, in which doctors typically opt out of working with insurers and charge patients a flat monthly fee for primary care services.  Read more at Physicianspractice.com.

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