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.

June 12, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Developers and physicians aren’t the only ones fielding Utopian visions of the perfect medical devices and databases — as it turns out, patients are partaking in the fantasy, too.
June 12, 2013 | Salvador Lopez - Content Writer, CareCloud
How to counter declining reimbursement rates
While there isn't much you can do to stop reimbursement cuts, a proactive approach will help you negate the potentially disastrous effects of declining reimbursement rates. Here are several approaches to consider.
June 10, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Resources available for 2013 Stage 1 changes
On Jan. 1, 2013, several changes went into effect for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs' Stage 1 meaningful use objectives, measures and exclusions. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers the programs, some of the changes are...
June 10, 2013 | Jeff Rowe - Contributing Writer
3 ways patients will benefit from big data
The healthcare sector has only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what big data will yield. And for patients, one of the primary benefits will be "shortening the pathway to care decisions from hours to minutes," according to big data expert Dan Riskin, MD.
June 07, 2013 | Kevin Fuller - New Media Producer at MedTech Media
In an effort to become more transparent and accountable while offering the best care possible, healthcare providers are aligning to form accountable care organizations, which aim to use reliable and progressively more sophisticated performance measurements to support improvement and provide...
June 05, 2013 | MedAxiom
Practices face pain of 'moving from volume to value'
In an interview published with permission from MedAxiom's "2013 Perspectives: A Year in Review" report, Cathie Biga, CEO of Cardiovascular Management of Illinois, explains that penalty phases mandated by several federal regulations have already begun kicking in, with actions and data...
June 05, 2013 | Amanda Guerrero - Contributing Writer
Why small practices should embrace social media
Small physician practices stand to gain from social media interaction, despite their patient communication and marketing efforts being carried out in a scaled-back way. Whether your practice chooses to start with a single profile on one social media network or go big with accounts across multiple...
June 04, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Cancer treatment recommendations teeter on a number of physician factors -- most notably the depth of the doctor-patient relationship and the consulting physician's vantage of a patient's life situation and age -- according to researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of...
June 03, 2013 | Kevin Fuller - New Media Producer at MedTech Media
To keep bottom lines healthy, organizations are turning to a process called lean revenue cycle management. John Gallagher, account manager of Simpler Consulting, helps organizations utilize this efficient form of management. In this article he describes the benefits of putting the process into...
May 31, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services offers a program to help providers participate in accountable care organizations to improve quality of care for Medicare patients.The agency offers several options for Medicare fee-for-service providers who would like to learn more about the program.