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.

July 10, 2013 | Jeff Rowe - Contributing Writer
5 ways IT promotes patient cost understanding
Most healthcare stakeholders and observers can agree that the way healthcare costs are determined and communicated is, to put it mildly, a bit nonsensical. One of the biggest problems is that patients - the actual consumers of healthcare services - usually know nothing about the cost of what they...
July 08, 2013 | David Doyle - CEO of CRT Medical Systems
Adding an EHR system
Are you ready to start shopping for your first electronic health record system? If you haven't yet purchased one and you're not determined to keep a paper-based record system in your office, then the time to move forward is now. Here are some tips to get you started.
July 03, 2013 | Carl Natale - ICD10Watch
What to expect from computer-assisted coding
Healthcare vendors are reassuring providers that they can improve medical coding productivity with computer-assisted coding systems. But can hospitals and medical practices rely on those claims?
July 02, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
From vacations, beach days, and flowers in full bloom to tourists in full water-gear, popsicles and theme parks, summer is a season known for its sizzle. But alongside their many glories, the hotter months are also known to bring the heat in ways that can jeopardize patient health to the extreme.
July 01, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Flag these dates for 3Q through year's end
Here's a summary of key ICD-10, meaningful use, PQRS and Sunshine Act dates to track during the second half of 2013.
June 28, 2013 | Thomas Ormondroyd, MBA - Vice President, General Manager, Precyse Learning Solutions
6 benefits of integrating ICD-10 codes
ICD-10 will affect every aspect of the physician's practice, including patient encounters, clinical and financial workflow and, depending on the circumstances, compensation, reimbursement and future career opportunities. Physicians who take decisive steps to fully integrate ICD-10 codes into...
June 27, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Job search beginning earlier for new physicians
Medical residents and fellows from the Class of 2014 will soon be exploring employment opportunities, according to a report from Cejka Search. Here's a summary of job preferences and motivations for graduating residents and fellows.
June 26, 2013 | Salvador Lopez - Content Writer, CareCloud
3 tips for handling the ACA patient influx
You may choose to bring in an extra physician, hire a physician's assistant or purchase an EHR to streamline operations. Here's a look at each strategy to help you determine the best possible course of action for successfully embracing the upcoming patient wave.
June 25, 2013 | Jeff Rowe - Contributing Writer
How virtual weight-loss programs can help
Given their efficiency and effectiveness with large populations of patients, virtual weight-loss programs aren't just the next best thing to being there -- they're actually just as good, according to the physician founder of a software company that helps diabetic patients who are...
June 21, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Familiar clinical concepts should ease ICD-10 transition
Clinicians already document a patient's chart with more information than an ICD-9 code can capture, an update from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pointed out. Here's why you should review your most often-used ICD-9 codes.