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.

May 29, 2013 | Colette Weston - Manager, Product Management and Business Solutions, ADP AdvancedMD, Michael Bearnson - Product Analyst and Leader of the ADP AdvancedMD ICD-10 Initiative
Many practices unresponsive to ICD10 transition
Many in the provider community seem unresponsive to the ICD-10 transition planning message -- especially the smaller private practice, whose staff is often under-resourced and over-committed. Here's why you should get started now by appointing a person to head up your ICD-10 planning process.
May 29, 2013 | MedAxiom
Mark Victor
In an interview published with permission from MedAxiom's "2013 Perspectives: A Year in Review" report, Mark Victor, MD, FACC , of Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia describes the unique agreements his practice maintains with a handful of the 20 hospitals throughout the...
May 24, 2013
Call for PQRS measures open until July 1
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is accepting suggestions for potential inclusion in the proposed set of quality measures in the Physician Quality Reporting System for future rule-making years. Here's how to submit measures for consideration.
May 22, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
CAH II physicians can attest for up to $39,000 in EHR incentives
Physicians who assign their reimbursement and billing to a Critical Access Hospital under Method II may participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program as eligible professionals, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CAH II physicians can begin submitting attestations in...
May 21, 2013 | Carl Natale - ICD10Watch
4 reasons why ICD-10 matters
Robert Tagalicod, director of the Office of E-Health Standards and Services, summarizes how important ICD-10 is to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
May 20, 2013 | Molly Merrill - Contributing writer
The benefits of e-prescribing
Using an e-prescribing system integrated with its EHR, East Lake Pediatrics in Trinity, Fla., not only cuts down on wait times for patients, but improves efficiency for physicians and staff as well.
May 17, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Drilling down on clinical summaries
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its website with two new FAQs regarding clinical summaries as they relate to the agency's incentive programs for making meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Here's the latest guidance.
May 17, 2013 | Mike Miliard - Managing Editor
With recognition that "the path through accountable care is unknown," IDC Health Insights has launched a new Accountable Care Maturity Model, designed to help healthcare organizations gauge their own status and make strategic decisions for funding business and IT initiatives.
May 16, 2013 | Amanda Guerrero - Contributing Writer
3 ways physician practices can empower staff
How do you engage employees and get them to feel committed to your practice? You do this by making sure that they are challenged, that they feel valued, and their role within your practice is important. Here are a few tips you can use to increase empowerment among your staff.
May 15, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
How BI can break the cycle of healthcare's Groundhog Day
To ensure that your organization or practice is capturing and implementing the best data out there, Health IT Summit panelists proffered the following tips and tricks to navigating through challenges and coming out on top by wielding proper business intelligence.