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5 Tips for Analyzing if Ancillaries Yield Profits

5 Tips for Analyzing if Ancillaries Yield Profits Physicians Practice – Oct 10, 2018 by Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, CPA Many practices assume their ancillaries are profitable, yet often lack the systems needed to conduct a proper analysis. Here are five tips for analyzing if ancillaries are yielding promised profits. 1. Set up ancillaries as cost centers on...

Four Reasons Staff Don’t Get Trained & How to Fix Them
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Four Reasons Staff Don’t Get Trained & How to Fix Them

Four Reasons Staff Don’t Get Trained & How to Fix Them Cheyenne Brinson Physicians Practice – May 2018 A familiar complaint many orthopaedic surgeons hear from exasperated staff is, “I couldn’t get this MRI approved”the insurance company wants a peer-to-peer review.” The surgeon must then get on the phone with the insurance company, and after...

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Reduce the Pain of Precertification

Articles Reduce the Pain of Precertification Cheyenne Brinson AAOS Now – April 2018 A familiar complaint many orthopaedic surgeons hear from exasperated staff is, “I couldn’t get this MRI approved—the insurance company wants a peer-to-peer review.” The surgeon must then get on the phone with the insurance company, and after providing additional information about the...

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Five Reports and a Dashboard: Review this Data Every Month

Five Reports and a Dashboard: Review this Data Every Month Healio ⋅ Orthopedics Today – July 2017 by Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, CPA Running a practice without looking at financial reports is like diagnosing a patient without checking blood pressure or ordering blood work: Chances are, you are going to miss something important. Truth is, it...

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Five Operational Challenges That May be Slowing You Down

Five Operational Challenges That May be Slowing You Down Healio ⋅ Orthopedics Today – December 2017 by Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, CPA Is your orthopedic clinic running as smoothly as it could? Do you find yourself getting behind or waiting around for patients to complete their paperwork? Do your clinics start on time? Do your staff...

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Five Reports for the Employed Physician to Review Monthly

Five Reports for the Employed Physician to Review Monthly Healio ⋅ Orthopedics Today – October 2017 by Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, CPA Something we hear all too often from employed physicians is, “I’m just an employed physician.” Later, those same physicians are surprised when their contract is renegotiated at a lower salary. High productivity isn’t everything;...

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Managing Cash Flow

MedEsthetics Magazine – March 2015 Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, CPA It’s not enough to make more than you spend—practices must also keep a close eye on cash flow. Managing cash flow is a challenge for all small-business owners. But with proper planning and insight, cash flow crunches can be avoided. Cash flow planning —or forecasting— starts...

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