Author: Cheryl Toth (Cheryl Toth)

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Develop a Data and Device Destruction Policy in Five Easy Steps

Develop a Data and Device Destruction Policy in Five Easy Steps American Association for Physician Leadership – June 2019  by Cheryl Toth Destroying and disposing of data or devices that contain protected health information is an essential part of any healthcare organization’s privacy and security procedures. It also is critical to managing financial risk and...

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Tips and Best Practices for Using Code-X

Tips and Best Practices for Using Code-X AAOS Now – June 2019  by Cheryl Toth After speaking with Michael Marks, MD, MBA, and Margaret Maley, BSN, senior consultants from KarenZupko & Associates, Inc., (KZA) about the most valuable features of Code-X in part one, Cheryl Toth, MBA, spoke with Madelaine Reese, senior product manager of online learning...

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Coding Experts Weigh in on the Value of Code-X

Coding Experts Weigh in on the Value of Code-X AAOS Now – May 2019  by Cheryl Toth If you are looking for an electronic tool that makes code selection easier and gives your practice powerful data for reducing denials, strengthening appeals, and validating plan payments, the Academy’s Code-X software tool is a good choice. Code-X is a...

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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...

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...

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Anatomy of a Lessons Learned Summary

Anatomy of a Lessons Learned Summary Medical Office Manager – March 2019  by Cheryl Toth What do you call the CEO of three failed start-up companies? Experienced. Leaders like this are hired time and again because they’ve made mistakes and learned from them. The lessons they take with them to their next role carry a...

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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