Author: Cheryl Toth (Cheryl Toth)

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NEW: Solve Your Practice Pain Points with Practice Solutions Online

NEW: Solve Your Practice Pain Points with Practice Solutions Online Aesthetic Society News – Spring 2019  by Cheryl Toth Is your practice as efficient and financially successful as you want it to be? Terrific—stop reading and go celebrate. But if you think your practice is in need of some improvements, keep reading: The Aesthetic Society...

How to Create a Financial Data Dashboard
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How to Create a Financial Data Dashboard

April 30, 2019 Looking for an easier way to review financial data each month? Instead of poring over pages of reports with a highlighter, we suggest aesthetic practices create a Data Dashboard: a one-page, high-level summary of critical data points that enables physicians and managers to monitor metrics, spot trends, and speed decision-making. Metrics are...

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7 Ways to Modernize Business Writing Mechanics

7 Ways to Modernize Business Writing Mechanics Medical Office Manager – 2019  by Cheryl Toth You don’t need a degree in English to write professional-looking business documents. Here are seven things that add polish to business writing prose. 1. Use standard business fonts. I’m all about creativity. But don’t get creative when it comes to...

5 Reasons Why You Must Budget for Training
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5 Reasons Why You Must Budget for Training

April 3, 2019 I had lunch last week with an administrator who manages a staff of thirteen and leads a board of six surgeons. We were discussing staff performance and training issues. I asked what type of training her team receives, and whether she had thought of creating a professional development plan for those she...

7 Ways to Handle a Patient’s Fear of Scars
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7 Ways to Handle a Patient’s Fear of Scars

March 5, 2019 After more than 20 years of asking thousands of patient care coordinators to list the non-financial reasons patients don’t schedule, fear of scarring is consistently cited in the top five. Addressing this fear requires a unified approach that is consistently delivered by everyone in the practice. If a patient doesn’t feel his...

The Most Common Cyber Weak Spots in Healthcare
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The Most Common Cyber Weak Spots in Healthcare

January 11, 2019 Recently, a long time client called to tell us that their data had been hacked by cyber criminals. Just a week after experiencing a system crash, the IT staff had been running a series of checks when they found that they could no longer log in to the network. The message on...

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Are Online Coding Discussions Putting Your Practice at Risk?

Are Online Coding Discussions Putting Your Practice at Risk? Medical Office Manager – October 2018 by Cheryl Toth, MBA Here’s an email we recently saw while monitoring a specialty coding listserv: Subject: Acromioplasty and hardware removal with total shoulder arthroplasty Hello All, We have a surgeon that says I am not an aggressive coder because I...

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Protect Your Practice Against Payer Audits with These Preparedness Strategies

Protect Your Practice Against Payer Audits with These Preparedness Strategies Healio ⋅ Orthopedics Today – September 2018 by Cheryl Toth, MBA The top two things that can trigger a payer audit are computer algorithms and coding outliers, according to attorney Patricia Hofstra, a partner at Duane Morris LLC. “It’s almost guaranteed that if you bill a lot...

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Take Your (Clinic) Life Back: Get a Scribe

AAOS Now – August 2018 by Cheryl Toth, MBA A 2017 Medscape survey indicated that nearly half (49 percent) of orthopaedic surgeons feel burned out. The top three causes cited? too many bureaucratic tasks increasing computerization of practice too many hours at work If you’re looking to reduce the number of hours and tasks spent...

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