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?
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New webinar teaches practice owners how to master the power of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) tracking directly from their ClinicMind mental health practice management software.
(PRWEB) March 08, 2015
ClinicMind’s new webinar instructs mental health practice owners how to use KPI tracking from within ClinicMind’s mental health software and take control of their practice performance. The webinar is available online here.
According to Reuven Lirov, Chief Growth Officer at ClinicMind, the biggest obstacles in setting correct monthly priorities and goals for mental health practice owners and managers are data collection difficulties from multiple sources and its interpretation. “Mental health practice management software must provide effective decision-making tools that liberate practice owners from compiling separate reports in spreadsheets and stacking data to notice a trend over time,” says Lirov. “ClinicMind’s Practice Health Monitor solves both the problem of data collection and its presentation in a simple graphical way. The Practice Health Monitor enables the mental health practice owner to use visual KPI tracking, visual comparison of multiple KPIs in a single picture, and effective goal-setting based on the numbers in real time.” Continue reading: ClinicMind’s Mental Health Software Webinar Teaches KPI Tracking
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
New EHR Attestation Deadline for Medicare Eligible Professionals: March 20, 2015
Eligible professionals now have until 11:59 pm ET on March 20, 2015, to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year.
CMS extended the deadline to allow providers extra time to submit their meaningful use data. CMS continues to urge providers to begin attesting for 2014 as soon as they can.
This extension also allows eligible professionals, who have not already used their one “switch”, to switch programs (from Medicare to Medicaid, or vice versa) for the 2014 payment year until 11:59 pm ET on March 20, 2015. After that time, eligible professionals will no longer be able to switch programs. Continue reading: CMS Updated the Deadline to Attest for Medicare Eligible Professionals
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