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Six Tips for Collecting Past-due Patient Balances It’s inevitable. Every practice will have patients with unpaid balances. While it is unpleasant to ask people to pay you what is owed, it is critical to collect this revenue. Here are some of the strategies my practice has put in place to improve patient payment collections: 1. […]

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A Twitter Hashtag Won’t Cost Much, But It’s Worth Its Weight in Goal 3 Keys to an Effective Social Media Presence: Your startup might be lurching along without much capital, but that doesn’t mean you can drop off the grid. Your business needs social media, and, fortunately, you don’t have to drain your account to […]

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Credentialing is critical for hospitals and health systems, as it validates a provider’s qualifications, board certifications, work history, and references.   The term usually comprises two separate processes. One, called privileging, involves approving an individual provider to perform a specific procedure or specific set of privileges. The other, provider enrollment, ensures providers are enrolled with […]

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Today’s Patients Want to Use Insurance It was only a couple decades ago that healthcare professionals considered medical credentialing—that is, the process of getting enrolled in an insurance company’s preferred provider network—to be an optional step in building their medical practices or an unnecessary step to growing their client/patient caseloads. Back then, persons didn’t expect […]

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The Best-Kept Secrets Revealed for Curating,  Creating and Promoting Hot Content Time is everything and time is our most precious resource. So, how can we be most effective with our time when it comes to social media, stay up to date with the latest and greatest, build engagement with our customers and clients, generate new […]

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If the work-in-progress that is the current U.S. healthcare system has accomplished anything for certain, it is this: Patients are now much more involved in the revenue cycle than ever before. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as the growth of high-deductible health plans, along with their companion payment vehicles known […]

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For quite a while, businesses have stressed the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ). More recently, healthcare has also begun to recognize its crucial role in patient-centered care. Indeed, providers’ EQ may be just as important as IQ in healing patients. Emotional intelligence is also an essential trait among staffers who work directly with patients. People […]

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No matter what field you work in, these tips will help you keep your cool when patients take their frustrations out on you.  Even patients who are normally calm may quickly reach the boiling point when illness threatens their health, mobility, and independence. Pain and fear can lead to increased stress, anxiety, and frustration, which […]

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JAMES C. SALWITZ, MD | PHYSICIAN  The massive magnets of the MRI radiate fields through her brain, scanning veins, arteries and every millimeter of cortex.  Grey and white matter, containing all she is and all she ever will be, identified, cataloged, mapped.  Two centimeters under the front of her skull, just to the left of center, there […]

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