Tag: EHR Systems

Telehealth benefits for Private Practices

How Telehealth Can Benefit Small Private Practices

Telehealth has gained widespread acceptance among numerous medical practices and hospitals owing to its convenience, accessibility, and effectiveness in curbing the spread of infectious diseases. However, it’s important to recognize that telehealth is not exclusive to large institutions; small practices can also reap its benefits. Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, revolves around utilizing technology to […]
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Lack of Healthcare Interoperability Hinders Electronic ACO Reporting

CMS is looking to modernize the ACO reporting process by mandating the use of electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs). However, accountable care organizations (ACOs) are concerned that the lack of healthcare interoperability will make electronic ACO reporting near impossible. “CMS must avoid making eCQMs mandatory until standard data fields exist across EHRs, and true interoperability […]
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8 Big Trends For Healthcare in 2021

As organizations adjust to new treatment types, resource needs, and customer demands, payers and providers are looking for ways to minimize costs, enhance care, create awareness, and broaden relationships. Here are the top eight trends businesses can currently track into 2021: The future of healthcare will be marked by the re-engineering of clinical care and […]
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Mastering Revenue Cycle Management

Mastering Revenue Cycle Management

Doctors are fond of complaining that they didn’t go to medical school in order to practice business, but independent physicians do spend much of their time on their practices’ finances. That requires mastering revenue cycle management (RCM), the financial process practices use to administer all the functions associated with claims processing, payment, and revenue generation. […]
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Key Opportunities For Hospitals To Boost Margins In The Era Of Price Transparency

About 60 million Americans live in rural areas and depend on local hospitals for care. In 2019, a record 18 rural hospitals closed, bringing the total closures since 2010 to 124, according to the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. With almost 700 more rural hospitals at risk of shutting, the need for strategies to boost […]
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5 Tips for Making Prior Authorizations Less Burdensome

A 2016 study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that for every hour physicians spend in direct face-to-face clinical time with patients, they spend nearly two additional hours on desk work. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), this administrative burden is one of the primary complaints of its members, and prior authorizations top the list of […]
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