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Why Telemedicine Could Be a Game-Changer for Your Practice

Posted by Dr. Glen McCracken, Dec 16, 2015
Chances are you’ve heard all about telemedicine by now. You may even be seriously considering adding telemedicine services to your own practice....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, health IT, health tech, HIT, Patient Satisfaction, physician-first, physicians, Practice Management, profitability, revenue, telehealth, Telemedicine

Practice Manager's Guide: How to Choose a Collection Agency

Posted by Melanie Reed, Dec 15, 2015
 If you’re at the point where your patient payments are down and you need a collection agency to step in, you need to consider your choice carefully. The quality of the collection agency can make a huge difference in getting you paid and maintaining a good relationship with your patients. And of course you want to avoid any sky-high pricing. Afterall, you’re just trying to boost that bottom line....
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, cash flow, cash flow melanie, collection, collection agency, collections, collections agency, collections company, debt, melanie reed, Practice Management, profitability, profitable practice, revenue

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

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

36 Telemedicine Statistics You Should Know

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Aug 20, 2015
Telemedicine is changing the way we experience healthcare. There’s no doubt about it. Patients are becoming more and more open to the idea every day, especially when they realize telemedicine means more convenient, accessible healthcare. Healthcare providers too are starting to see the benefits: better care outcomes, less hospital readmissions, happier patients, and more profitable practices. As a result, telemedicine is on the rise....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, compliance, costs, health IT, healthcare, healthcare systems, HIPAA, HIT, hospitals, mHealth, profitability, research, statistics, telehealth, Telemedicine

7 Ways Patient Engagement Can Make and Save You Money

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Aug 19, 2015
It’s All About ROI: 7 Ways Patient Engagement Can Make and Save You Money...
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, compliance, mHealth, Patient Engagement, patient portals, profit, profitability, revenue, 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

Medicare and Telemedicine: Top 10 FAQs

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Aug 12, 2015
As a telemedicine company, we know that navigating issues around telemedicine policy and reimbursement can be tricky. Afterall, your job as a provider isn’t to be an expert on telemedicine rules – it’s to provide the very best care to your patients.  ...
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, eligibility, financial health, insurance, Medicare, medicare guidelines, profitability, reimbursement, remote visits, telehealth, Telemedicine

How to Negotiate Higher Physician Reimbursement Rates  

Posted by Nathaniel Arana, Aug 3, 2015
Nothing matters more to your practice’s bottom line than reimbursement rates. A physician’s reimbursement rates can determine the difference between profitability and breaking-even — or going out of business. Rates need to be carefully negotiated for a practice to remain profitable....
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Topics: ACA, Affordable Care Act, billing, eVisit Blog Posts, insurance, payees, payers, profitability, reimbursement

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

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