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8 Creative Ways to Motivate Practice Staff

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, May 4, 2015
These past couple years have been tough on medical practices. The onslaught of new technology has required extensive staff training, and completely new practice workflows. The uncertain transition to ICD-10 has thrown another huge challenge at small practices. Revenue is falling, and patient loads are increasing....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, employee productivity, Practice Management, practice staff

Appointment Reminders: How to Choose the Right Vendor

Posted by Craig Calvery, Apr 27, 2015
These days, many practices are automating the way they remind patients about appointments and procedures. With small margins and too many patients to see, time is a precious commodity for medical practices. It’s more important than ever for each and every patient to show up for his/her appointment....
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Topics: appointment reminders, eVisit Blog Posts, Patient Engagement, Practice Management, vendor

10 Ways to Get Patients on Patient Portals

Posted by Dr. Glen McCracken, Apr 22, 2015
Believe it or not, setting up and training for your patient portal isn't the most difficult part of using the technology.  The hardest part of using patient portals: using them to engage patients. You may think that once your portals are set up, you can sit back, relax, and meet all the meaningful use criteria you've been aiming for, but that simply isn't so....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, emr, enrollment, meaningful use, Patient Engagement, patient portals, Practice Management

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 Check if Your Vendors are ICD-10 Ready

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Apr 7, 2015
Even if your practice is all set for the transition to ICD-10 in October, you won't succeed unless your vendors are ready too....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, health IT, ICD-10, Practice Management, vendors

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

5 Ways Telemedicine Saves Doctors Money

Posted by Dr. Glen McCracken, Mar 11, 2015
Who doesn’t love to save money?...
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Topics: malpractice, Practice Management, practice revenue management, Telemedicine, telemedicine saves money

7 Ways to Optimize Your EHR

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Mar 10, 2015
So you finally picked out your EHR system and think you made the right choice for your practice. The hard part’s over, right?...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, digital records, EHR, healthit, meaningful use, Patient Engagement, practice efficiency, Practice Management

How to Stop Losing Patients to Retail Clinics

Posted by Nathaniel Arana, Mar 3, 2015
Are less of your patients showing up for simple consultations or urgent issues like flu vaccines, sprains, or common infections? You might be losing patients to retail clinics....
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Topics: appointments, eVisit Blog Posts, Practice Management, retail clinic, scheduling, urgent care

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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