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KISS-IT: Keeping It Simple with Information Technology


KISS IT and optimize the operation of your medical practice by bridging the gap between delivering superior healthcare services and utilizing technology to support your patient care and engagement initiatives.

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ICD-10: The Good News

JOEL MOORHEAD, M.D., PHD | TRACEY GOSSEL, M.D. The arrival of ICD-10 on October 1, 2015, (note the year; the Senate just voted a one-year delay) presents a wealth of opportunities for forward-looking physicians. Reimbursement for physician services is to some degree a zero-sum game. The federal budget allocates a fairly fixed number of dollars […]

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Physician Opportunities in the New Maryland Medicare Waiver

SCOTT RIFKIN, M.D. Maryland’s new Medicare waiver is bringing a needed sea change to healthcare in this state, and also presents a host of new challenges and opportunities for providers. The original intention of the Maryland waiver was to set hospital rates that all patients would be required to pay. This all-payer system prevented cost […]

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Revenue Cycle Management Improves Practice Performance


Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) is the supervision of administrative and clinical functions that contribute to the capture, management and collection of patient service revenue. Understand RCM and capitalize on improvements.

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Five Ways the Taxpayer Relief Act Could Affect Your 2013 Taxes

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Gardiner & Appel Group, Inc. provides insight into tax changes physicians should prepare for when planning 2013 tax return. Physicians should consult with their tax advisor for additional changes that may affect their practice.

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Four Tips to Tax-Efficient Investing

By: Keith I Levitt, CFP® Physicians are often in higher tax brackets, making the tax implications of their investments especially important. If your portfolio isn’t tailored for tax efficiency, you could be costing yourself tens of thousands of dollars. A recent study charted U.S. investment performance from 1926 to 2011.1 It found the average annual […]

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Engaging a Commercial Real Estate Advisor/Broker is Good Medicine


With real estate occupancy costs among the largest overhead expenses in any practice, physicians should recognize that their lease is actually a desirable asset to any prospective landlord.

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Reputation Management – To Do or Not to Do?

By: Brenda Brouillette , RN, BS The reputation management buzz in the healthcare industry, and more specifically surrounding physicians, is growing at tremendous speed. Physicians must understand what is necessary to portray and maintain a solid image to build their practice. So what is Reputation Management?  It is your online image being monitored, managed, and […]

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Understanding Meaningful Use Stage 2

 By: Craig Law Stage 2 Meaningful Use begins as soon as 2014. You could have less than a year to be ready, and starting 2016, Medicare will initiate annual reimbursement reductions for all those providers who do not attain Meaningful Use. Practices must report both quantified data (e.g., how many e-prescriptions were sent) and qualified […]

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Create a “WOW” Experience for Your Patients


Far too many patients experience a “cranky receptionist” or “poor bedside manner” while visiting their doctor’s office. Now, more than ever, customer service and patient satisfaction need to be top priorities.

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