The argument for increased patient engagement is compelling: Improved health outcomes. Increased reimbursement opportunities. Reduced workload for front-office staff. Patient portals are the first step—and under Meaningful Use stages 2 and 3, they are mandatory. Yet how can you overcome patient resistance—and help your patients actively engage in their health?
Who is EHR Scope, LLC?
EHR Scope, LLC is a pre-eminent consultant in the Electronic Health Record / Electronic Medical Record (EHR/EMR) industry. With over 15 years of development and consulting experience with computerized medical records, the expertise available to our healthcare clients is extraordinary. We maintain what may be the largest database of Electronic Health Record companies and products in the United States, and we provide free access to this database 24/7. Our services include free consultation regarding your healthcare technology needs, expertise in speech recognition, as well as extensive self-service educational materials.
How do we Evaluate a Practice’s Needs? EMRConsultant.com
Our EHR/EMR consulting process obviously starts with an evaluation of your current healthcare technology environment and your desires regarding EHR/EMR implementation. This starts with a brief online form. We then compare your healthcare information technology needs, including Medical Billing / Revenue Cycle Management requirements, against our database of over 500 EHR/EMR vendors. We then utilize human intelligence, and with the experience of having evaluated over 15,000 practices we are not embarrassed to state that we have a lot of that, to provide you with between 3 and 5 initial EMR products you should review.
EHRtv.com – Video Document of the Healthcare Information Technology Industry
When you want to see, to experience, to know first-hand about the EHR industry, the heart of the healthcare information technology industry, turn to EHRtv.com. With hundreds of interviews of industry leaders, you won’t find a better source of information than EHRtv. Addressing issues that physicians face every day in their evaluation of EHR/EMR systems, as well as revenue cycle management (RCM) and anesthesia information management systems, perusing the extensive HIT video library will bring you hours of pleasure, and an education that you won’t want to miss.
RCMConsultant.com – Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) – What keeps it all together
Practicing medicine is an art and a science. And yet it is the revenue cycle management (RCM) or medical billing component that allows you to pay the bills, both inside and outside of your office. In many cases, outsourced medical billing will be the most appropriate billing solution for your office. In certain situations it may be ideal to find one singe company to provide both EHR and RCM services to your medical office. RCMConsultant can discuss the various risks and benefits of outsourced revenue cycle management, as well as single or multiple company solutions, and can help you choose an appropriate billing partner.
AIMSConsultant.com – Anesthesia Information Management Systems – The future of Anesthesia Technology
The practice of anesthesia is changing rapidly, and the use of anesthesia information management systems will be absolutely standard in the very near future. And yet, choosing an improper solution for your facility can be very costly, and can adversely impact the quality of medical care you provide. Let AIMSConsultant review your requirements, and compare them to state-of-the-art technology from the leading AIMS vendors, to provide you with recommendations about this mission critical technology.
SpeechRecognition.com – Improve Documentation Efficiency by Efficiently Using Your Voice
You’ve been producing your medical records by voice for a long time. Now, with the new EHR/EMR paradigm, there are some who wish for you to change to clicking or typing. However at SpeechRecognition.com we are able to provide you with the perfect combination of technology and workflow modifications that will allow you to minimize the disruption to your daily activities, and yet allow you to maintain the data that is so important in today’s medical environment. With over 100 speech recognition experts specializing in medical documentation, you owe it to yourself to speak with one of them.
Physical therapy practice owners using Key Performance Indicator (KPI) tracking and embedded analytics in bestPT physical therapy software achieve better profitability and faster practice growth
Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) March 22, 2015
bestPT’s physical therapy software has added embedded analytics and practice performance metric tracking to extend its rich array of features beyond traditional billing, documentation, and practice workflow management. Practice owners using bestPT can now make better informed physical therapy practice management decisions quicker using the newly added ability to discover significant data correlations. To learn about embedded analytics and KPI tracking online by registering to a webinar here. Continue reading: bestPT Physical Therapy Software Embedded Analytics and KPI Tracking
Convert with Confidence: Switching Your EHR
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at 12:00pm ET Continue reading: Webinar – Convert with Confidence: Switching Your EHR
Preparing for ICD-10 in 2015
Wednesday, November 5th at 12:00 p.m. ET
When the ICD-10 deadline was pushed to October 1, 2015, the industry was granted a brief reprieve from preparing for the transition. But the clock is now ticking again – and now is not the time to fall behind. In this free webinar, ICD-10 expert Carey Manning will get you up to speed on what you should be doing right now to prepare your practice, and how the right partner can keep you on top of change—no matter what the industry throws your way next.
Topics we’ll cover include: Continue reading: Webinar: Preparing for ICD-10 in 2015
5 Ways to Grow Your Practice
Improve Self-Pay Patient Payments
Join us Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 12:15pm ET
Patients today are facing higher premiums, larger co-payments and bigger deductibles. And a greater financial burden for your patients means a greater collection burden for your practice.
Your first step towards thriving through the rise of self-pay can begin right now. In this free webinar, you’ll learn strategies for solid practice management, how to develop a specific plan to improve self-pay patient payments and essential staff training tips.
Join self-pay expert Emily Putnam as she discusses:
- How to create a self-pay policy—and what every strategy should include
- The immediate need to implement a self-pay policy and train staff
- Tactics, tools and technologies to improve self-pay patient payments and reduce DAR
- How a health care IT services partner can help you achieve your self-pay goals
by Sally Ginsburg, MD, for athenahealth
I recently read a New York Times article about the salaries of insurance executives that left me gobsmacked. Did you know the average annual base salary of insurance company CEOs in 2013, according to the article, was $544,000? (Wait, that’s just the base pay — annual total compensation is typically between 11 and 18 million dollars.) If the health care reimbursement process was a seamless one, then perhaps these numbers wouldn’t leave such a horrible taste in my mouth. But that’s not the case.
I doubt that I am alone in thinking U.S. health insurers have somehow negotiated themselves the deal of the century. They have managed to create a situation in which they collect huge sums of money in the form of premiums, not having to make payments until all the patient responsibility — co-pays, coinsurance and deductibles — max out. Once that maximum out-of-pocket limit is reached, then the payers are obligated to pony up their reimbursement payments.
The payment paradigm in health care is in the midst of a gradual, yet massive shift, from the classic fee-for-service model to a system that rewards value; at the same time, it has become increasingly difficult for patients or physician offices to contact insurance companies.
Staying Independent and Profitable as Independent Physicians
Join us Wednesday, June 18th at 12:15 p.m. ET
Faced with mounting costs, declining reimbursement, and increased complexity brought on by the Affordable Care Act, a growing number of independent physicians are feeling pressured to give up on private practice.
But being acquired isn’t the only option for survival. With the right technology partner for electronic medical records, practice management and care coordination, you’re free to remain independent—without having to go it alone.
Dr. Jeff A. Drasnin of ESD Pediatric Group will talk about how his independent practice has remained profitable in the face of these challenges, and what it takes for other independent physicians to do the same.
- How to choose the right technology for your practice
- The importance of aligned incentives with your vendor
- Transparency in claims collection
- Keeping the focus on patients
- How his practice increase collections by 60%
We believe that as independent physicians, the only people you should have to be accountable to are your patients. They’re your patients, it’s your practice, and it’s your financial independence. Register now to learn how to keep it that way.
Wednesday, June 4th from 2:00 – 3:00 EST
Attend this hard hitting session where Rebecca Wiedmeyer, President of Vela Consulting Group will share her experiences helping hundreds of covered entities understand and address MU 2. In addition she will provide answers to the complexity of addressing ICD 10.
Presented By: Rebecca Wiedmeyer, President of Vela Consulting Group
Moderator: Marc Haskelson, Compliancy Group
by ABBE DON, VP OF USER EXPERIENCE, EPOCRATES
The Health Leadership Forum sat down with Abbe Don, Vice President of User Experience at Epocrates to discuss trends in mobile healthcare technology and the role that design will play in spreading adoption and use of these technologies. Don leads the team responsible for creating a contemporary and innovative mobile customer experience for caregivers. Prior to joining Epocrates in June 2013, she spent 25 years focused on user experience design for companies such as Apple, The Walt Disney Company, Hewlett Packard, and IDEO.