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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...

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Four Tips for Avoiding Data Breaches

Four Tips for Avoiding Data Breaches AAOSNow – April 2019  by Michael R. Marks, MD According to a new report by Radware, a provider of load balancing and cybersecurity services for data centers, the average cost of a cyberattack now exceeds $1 million. Furthermore, 37 percent of the organizations that have been attacked experienced subsequent damage to...

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Selling your practice? Clean up the coding first.

Selling your practice? Clean up the coding first. Physicians Practice Pearls – March 2019  by Karen Zupko As more and more practices are courted for acquisition, our firm is being engaged by both buyers and sellers to evaluate the accuracy of coding and documentation, and the efficiency of the revenue cycle. The results of these...

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Do Your Cybersecurity Polices Need a Checkup?

Do Your Cybersecurity Polices Need a Checkup? AAOSNow – March 2019  by Michael R. Marks, MD When was the last time you reviewed your cybersecurity policies? If you can’t recall, you’re overdue. Such policies are critical for protecting patient and other sensitive data in your network and reducing the risk of breaches that can cause reputational...

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5 Tips to Boost Efficiency for the Front Office

5 Tips to Boost Efficiency for the Front Office Medical Office Manager – March 2019  by Cheyenne Brinson The front office is the face of the practice, the first impression for the patient, and the beginning of the revenue cycle. They are tasked with multiple assignments, competing priorities, and a sense of urgency from everyone, yet asked...

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Thumbs Up to Jeffrey Gorke’s New Book

Thumbs Up to Jeffrey Gorke’s New Book: The Employed Physician: Your Essential Guide to the Business Side of Medicine Greenbranch Publishing February 2019 by Wathen Strong If residency or Fellowship is soon to be in your rearview mirror, or you are considering moving from practice to employment, there are a thousand things to consider. As you weigh the...

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Assess Whether Acquisition Makes Sense for Your Practice

Assess Whether Acquisition Makes Sense for Your Practice Physicians Practice – February 2019  by Karen Zupko “We said yes because the hospital offered us a ‘sweet deal.'” This was said by a senior surgeon and long-time client who called to report that operational integration had taken a nosedive just a few short months after his practice...

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2019 Billing and Coding Changes for Peripherally Inserted Venous Catheters

2019 Billing and Coding Changes for Peripherally Inserted Venous Catheters SCCM Critical Connections – February 2019  by  Deb­o­rah Grider Central venous access procedures, commonly performed in critical care, have undergone a change in CPT 2019. Read Full Article Copyright© 2019 The Society of Critical Care Medicine.

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