Best Practices

Distinct from our daily news coverage, Best Practices articles on PhysBizTech provide actionable advice on the business of running your practice. This page serves as your go-to source for all of our Best Practices content, chronologically arranged with the most recent articles at the top. You can sign up for our weekly Best Practices e-newsletter by clicking here.

August 07, 2013 | David Doyle - CEO of CRT Medical Systems
25 questions for vetting potential EHR vendors
When your practice is ready to purchase an electronic health record system, you’ll want to be sure you've thoroughly checked out each vendor finalist before you sign that contract.
August 07, 2013 | Pam Minichiello - Project Director, MAeHC, Courtney Beach - Practice Consultant, MAeHC
Preparing for the medical home transformation
The concepts of the medical home require a team-based approach that utilizes health information technology to identify and assist with the management of patient populations while allowing for the measurement of clinical outcomes.
August 06, 2013 | Carl Natale - ICD10Watch
ICD-10 budgeting: Do you know how much the transition will cost?
To calculate the whole price, you'll need to gather best estimates of several key elements.
August 05, 2013 | Zack McCartney - Contributing Writer
Patients motivated to put portals to use
Stage 2 of the government's meaningful use program requires that at least 5 percent of patients view, download and transmit their health information, and send a secure electronic message to their provider. Physicians may be underestimating patients' desire for online engagement.
August 02, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
public health reporting
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted new entries on its FAQ system related to public health measure reporting requirements under the EHR Incentive Programs. Test your knowledge before clicking through to view the full answers.
August 02, 2013 | Kevin Fuller - New Media Producer at MedTech Media
medical claim denials
Medical claim denials are a hassle and can lead to financial difficulties and yet so many of them can be easily avoided. Be on the lookout for these common mistakes in office procedures and claims processing.
August 01, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
3 immunizations covered by Medicare Part B
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Medicare Part B covers three important immunizations and their administration for qualified beneficiaries.
July 30, 2013 | Mary Mosquera - Contributing Editor
How to manage cash needs ahead of ICD-10 transition
Providers should be prepared to pay rent and staff salaries if the transition does not flow as smoothly as anticipated. Experts advise having up to several months' cash reserves or access to cash through a loan or line of credit to avoid potential headaches.
July 29, 2013 | Kevin Fuller - New Media Producer at MedTech Media
How to stage a successful labor audit
Experts say internal labor audits may help hospitals and healthcare organizations navigate myriad labor laws, union contracts and other workforce issues.
July 29, 2013 | Mike Jenkins, MBA, PMP - CEO of BuildYourEMR
Enhance usability, practice value with highly configurable EMRs
To ensure high EMR usability, physicians must first fully assess their needs and practice workflow. The next step is to identify EMRs that meet, or can be configured to meet, current processes by enabling folders, forms and workflows to be electronically reproduced.