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Study Shows How Crucial Online Reputation Is for Physicians

Posted by Lea Chatham, Feb 18, 2016
There can no longer be any doubt that online reputation matters. Yet another study has revealed that patients regularly seek out online reviews of physicians. This one, conducted by Software Advice, showed that 84 percent of patients use online reviews to evaluate physicians. Other studies have shown that the nearly 80 percent of patients conduct online searches before booking appointments as well....
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, doctor-patient relationship, Kareo, Marketing, patient reviews, practice growth, reputation, webinar

The Secret to True EHR Success

Posted by Lea Chatham, Aug 24, 2015
The past two years have seen a surge in physicians looking to replace their EHRs. Common complaints are cost, functionality, and ease of use. But when you look at the situation more closely it often comes down to how the system was chosen and implemented....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, EHR, electronic health record, implementation, Lea Chatham, mHealth, Practice Management, ROI, software, training, workflow

Is Outsourcing Your Medical Billing Worth It?

Posted by Lea Chatham, Jul 27, 2015
In healthcare, the return on investment on anything is never just about money; it’s also about time and patient care. When making decisions about how best to effectively run your medical practice, you have to think about all three of these issues....
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, concierge, family practice, medical billing, Medical Practice, office staff, outsourcing, Practice Management, private practice, profitability, revenues, small practice, staffing

Why ICD-10 Training Is Critical for the Whole Practice

Posted by Lea Chatham, Apr 20, 2015
ICD-10 is probably the biggest change the healthcare industry has faced since the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). It affects any HIPAA-covered entity and increases the current diagnosis codes from about 14,000 to nearly 70,000....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, Guest post, ICD-10, Kareo, Lea Chatham, Practice Management, training

How to Increase Patient Visits without Marketing

Posted by Lea Chatham, Mar 18, 2015
With reimbursement declining it can be hard to justify spending extra money on practice marketing. At the same time, you need to keep those appointment slots full of patient visits to stay competitive....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, patient follow-ups, patient visits, Practice Management, practice revenue

Your 3 Step ICD-10 Financial Plan

Posted by Lea Chatham, Feb 19, 2015
The change to ICD-10 is the biggest shift in medical documentation, billing, and reimbursement in decades. So it is no surprise, that there is a financial impact on your practice. The latest research suggests that for small practices, the cost to implement ICD-10 will be $2,000 - $6,000....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, budget, financial plan, ICD-10, Practice Management, revenue cycle

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