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Avoid These Five Reasons that Front-Desk Collections Fail

Avoid These Five Reasons that Front-Desk Collections Fail Healio ⋅ Orthopedics Today – October 2017 by Karen Zupko, President With the number of patients who have high-deductible health plans that are climbing even higher, many practices are moving toward an up-front, point-of-service collections model. Our firm has advocated this for decades. When front-desk collections are...

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7 Things to Consider When Retiring from Practice

Physicians Practice – September 27, 2017 by Karen Zupko Preparing for retirement can be challenging for any busy professional. But for physicians, the challenge goes beyond office closure procedures and financial details. Of course you’ll contact the state medical society, board of medicine, and Drug Enforcement Agency to verify rules about how long to keep...

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Is Telemedicine the Future of Healthcare?

Is Telemedicine the Future of Healthcare? Understanding the Reporting Requirements for Telemedicine Services – September 2017 by Deborah Grider, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, CCS-P, CDIP EDITOR’S NOTE: National Quality Forum (NQF) issued two new reports this week that provide guidance to advance health information technology, with the intent of making healthcare more effective and...

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Six Steps Ways to Build the Practice ‘Brain Bank’

Six Ways to Build the Practice ‘Brain Bank’ Healio Orthopedics • Orthopedics Today – September 2017 by Cheryl Toth, MBA 1. Develop a new employee orientation/onboarding program. Go beyond the completion of human resources paperwork. An orientation/onboarding program provides new employees with a broad understanding of your organization’s vision, culture and overall practice operations. An effective...

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Can This Partnership Be Saved?

Aesthetic Society News – Winter 2017 by Karen Zupko, President “C an This Marriage Be Saved?” was a McCall’s Magazine column I used to read with great fascination as a teenager. Each month, a psychologist would address questions from real readers whose marriages were on the rocks. The problems were frequently related to miscommunication, money,...

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11 Ways to Reduce Employee Embezzlement

Aesthetic Society News – Fall 2016 by Karen Zupko Physicians are easy targets for employee theft. A Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) survey revealed that 83 percent of practices have experienced from $250 – $250,000 in employee theft. Given the cash-based nature of aestheticsurgery, your practice is at even great risk than other specialties. Use these...

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