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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...

5 Qualities of Superstar Practice Managers
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5 Qualities of Superstar Practice Managers

5 Qualities of Superstar Practice Managers Physicians Practice – April 2018 There is a significant opportunity in the U.S. for business-minded professionals to have a rewarding career in healthcare as practice managers. As in any profession, there are average managers who do an adequate job. And then there are the superstars—the managers who care deeply,...

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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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Workshop Attendees Share Best Practices to Increase Patient Collections

Articles Workshop Attendees Share Best Practices to Increase Patient Collections Amy Boyer AAOS Now – March 2018 Leverage technology and implement time-saving protocols After your employees, an orthopaedic surgery practice’s two most valuable resources are time and money. In the United States, nearly 40 percent of insured adults are on a high-deductible health plan (HDHP)....

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When Loyalty Becomes a Liability

Articles When Loyalty Becomes a Liability Karen Zupko Healio ⋅ Orthopedics Today March 2018 I was approached by an orthopedic client at a recent conference. Our firm had conducted a revenue cycle assessment for his solo practice. He told me we had issued a good report with lots of practical ideas for improvement. The problem...

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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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8 Effective Hiring Questions

8 Effective Hiring Questions Healio ⋅ Orthopedics Today – November 2017 by Cheryl Toth, MBA Technical skills and job experience are important considerations when you’re interviewing for new staff, but as a colleague once said to me, “You can’t train for ‘nice.'” In other words, there are some characteristics a candidate either has or doesn’t. Determining...

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