ROI and Cost Control

25 questions for vetting potential EHR vendors 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.
Do you know how much the ICD-10 transition will cost? 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.
Should we care if doctors drop Medicare? August 06, 2013 | David Williams - Health Business Blog
David Williams
Does it really make sense to use an insurance mechanism for routine, relatively low-cost expenditures such as primary care?
Doctors favor care improvement strategies over financial reforms
A recent survey of more than 2,500 U.S. physicians reveals general support for quality initiatives that may also reduce cost, but less enthusiasm about cost containment involving changes in payment models.
Physicians crown ACA with dunce cap August 01, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Physicians crown ACA with dunce cap
Healthcare reformation efforts have done little to cauterize a hemorrhaging system, physicians responding to a recent Medicus Firm survey declared, delivering downright dismal marks to various aspects of Affordable Care Act implementation.
Smart devices make smart practice partners July 31, 2013 | Lindy Benton - CEO of MEA
Lindy Benton
Mobile devices and applications have the power to put information and insight into providers' hands whenever they want while saving them money.
Narrowing physician access puts pharma in a bind July 30, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Oncologists have a reputation to maintain -- and according to the latest report from ZS Associates, when it comes to fortifying against pharmaceutical sales representatives, the specialty remains characteristically staunch for the second year in a row.
How to manage cash needs ahead of ICD-10 transition 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.

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