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Top Tweets of MGMA 2015

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Oct 16, 2015
Did you miss this year's Medical Group Management Association Conference? So did we. Luckily, we followed along via Twitter! We pulled together some of the best tweets from MGMA 2015, so you can get caught up!...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, compliance, conference, ICD-10, innovation, meaningful use, medical group management association, mgma, Practice Management, social media, twitter

How to Build Your Physician Brand Online

Posted by Drew Stevens, PhD, Oct 15, 2015
Reputation management. If you’re ever used a contractor or scrolled through the customer reviews to decide on an Amazon purchase, you have a pretty good idea what that phrase means. It’s about managing your brand – cultivating a positive presence online. And it’s becoming an increasingly important part of how physicians stay competitive in today’s market....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, brand, concierge medicine, hcmktg, healthcare marketing, Marketing, online presence, Patient Satisfaction, Practice Management, reviews, website

Is Outsourced Medical Coding the Right Choice for Your Practice?

Posted by Jerry Mason, Oct 14, 2015
Whether you’re part of a small practice, a large physician group, clinic or hospital, outsourced medical coding is worth considering....
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, coding, ICD-10, medical billing, medical coding, Practice Management, profitability, profitable practice, revenue, workflow

Could Telemedicine Help Physician Work-Life Balance?

Posted by Dr. Glen McCracken, Oct 13, 2015
As physicians, we are no strangers to burnout, and our work-life balance is often non-existent. Between being overloaded with patients and paperwork and trying to balance responsibilities of our homes and practices, it’s no wonder we’re so exhausted and distracted....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, employee productivity, employee satisfaction, happiness, physician-first, Practice Management, revenue, stress, Telemedicine, work life balance, workflow

Countdown to ICD-10: 7 Last-minute Tips

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Sep 23, 2015
ICD-10 is just a couple weeks away, but is your practice ready for the big coding changes? If you feel like you’re not quite there yet, you’re not alone. According to an August 2015 study by Porter Research 85% of healthcare practitioner respondents believe they will be ready for the deadline, but 57% said they weren’t on track at the moment....
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, ICD-10, medical coding, Practice Management

How to Find the right mHealth Tools for Your Practice

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Sep 17, 2015
Once you're finally feeling comfortable with your health tech knowledge, you may start to get antsy, asking yourself, "Now what?" It's hard to have all that information and nowhere to apply it! If you aren't actively using mHealth tools in your practice, now is the time to start....
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Topics: app, eVisit Blog Posts, digital health, health tech, HIT, mHealth, mhealth tools, mobile, mobile health, patient education, Patient Engagement, Practice Management, vendors

Physical Exams: Why They Can Be Unnecessary, Ineffective, and Costly

Posted by Scott Orava, Aug 25, 2015
It’s a classic scenario: Your patient sits quietly on the edge of the examination table in a dressing gown waiting for you to walk in the door. Within the first few minutes, you examine her facial expression and body language, hold a conversation about her symptoms, and briefly scan her medical history. You can see she’s feeling discomfort, hear that she has at least two or three of the classic symptoms of a urinary tract infection, and read in her history about past occurrences of UTIs....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, care provider, diagnosis, examination, Medical Practice, physical exam, physician patient relationship, Practice Management, profitability, revenue, telehealth, Telemedicine

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

A 4-Step Strategy for Better Patient Collections

Posted by Melanie Reed, Aug 13, 2015
In a majority of cases, medical practices approach patient collections the same way for all patients. It makes sense – there’s a standard process, and it’s easy for staff to just go through the motions for all patients....
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, cash flow, collections, costs, patient billing, patient collections, Practice Management, profitability, profitable practice, revenue

How to Collect Patient Email Addresses

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Aug 6, 2015
Gathering patient emails might be at the bottom of your priority list as a busy practice manager or physician. But having an up-to-date patient email list can make a huge difference to many aspects of your practice....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, Marketing, patient communication, patient email, patient emails, Patient Engagement, Practice Management, workflow

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