Automated payment systems let practices set up regular payment plans with patients that practically run themselves.
Credentialing and contracting guarantees payment and saves you the work of trying to get paid from out-of-network services.
Improving efficiency at your independent practice means that you are finding ways to deliver patient care most effectively.
In conjunction with in-person visits, telemedicine can be used effectively to monitor your diabetic patient population.
When patients understand their medical needs, they are more equipped to make informed decisions to improve outcomes.
By using telehealth solutions to work with chronic patients, providers can provide a high level of personalized and ongoing preventive care.
As with any work situation, there are pros and cons to working in both small practices and large health systems.
Today’s affordable EHRs and improved healthcare technology can keep your practice humming and improve your patient experience.
Physician burnout is real, but it is something you can avoid by making mindful choices, and using technology that helps make your practice more efficient.
Many experts recommend practices use the same creativity they had relied on to ensure safe patient access to the collections process.
The ability to survive and thrive as an independent physician requires outstanding patient care and effective collaboration with colleagues.
Technology, when used efficiently, can help to alleviate some of the administrative burdens of running an independent practice.
Many physicians appreciate the new-found autonomy and closer patient relationships they find when striking out on their own.
The key to success is applying your management and operational skills to improve activities in your practice on a daily, long-term basis.
The streamlined EHR leverages the latest in digital technology to transform the way patient care is delivered, improve office workflow, and reduce costs.
Make cybersecurity a top priority, think about it all the time, educate your staff, and participate in active efforts to protect yourself.
Today’s technology allows for the easy dissemination of information, saves time, allows for increased mobility, saves money, and facilitates innovation.
Private practice providers tend to have greater flexibility and the ability to make their own decisions rather than the rigidity of working in a hospital.
An independent practice offers full autonomy and closer patient relationships as opposed to delivering service in a hospital setting.
By creating a balance of in-person and virtual patient visits, providers can find more time for their personal life while continuously meeting patient needs.
The emergence of telehealth services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic now shapes the way patients choose how and when they receive care.
Advances in remote care can help fill gaps in patient care, while alleviating the financial burdens associated with the costs of operating a medical office.
Telehealth, remote monitoring, and improved care at home tactics can improve health and reduce the time patients spend in the hospital for CCM.
Private practices need to get patients comfortable with remote care services and its benefits so it can thrive and remain independent.
For a private practice to reap the full benefits of telehealth, there must be an organized approach to making it part of everyday healthcare routines.
If the goal of independent practices is providing care that exceeds patient expectations, then technology has a large role to play in achieving that goal.
The COVID-19 pandemic helped advance telehealth usage and acceptance among patients and providers, paving the way for continued use into the future.
Population health management tools can help improve incomes and prepare independent practices for value-based reimbursement.
Now that you’ve chosen your EMR, determined your billing option, established what additional tools you need, now it’s time to put it all together.
According to the 2020 Medical Economics Physician Report, “getting paid is regularly listed as a top challenge facing physicians.”
Taking advantage of valuable patient data helps to achieve all goals, while enabling the physician to maintain a better work-life balance.
Electronic technology and digital devices now make it possible for the office to follow the physician virtually anywhere on earth.