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The Practice EHR Blog

Is Your Practice Ready for Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs)?

Posted by Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Implementation Manager on Dec 9, 2019 10:23:57 AM

Do you have your insurance card? Asking this question is a routine practice when patients present at a provider’s office or facility. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to issue new cards with a new contract year.

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Topics: Healthcare Office Management, Specialty-Specific EHR, Regulatory Updates, Industry Update

Appropriate Use Criteria Changes: What You Need to Know for 2020

Posted by Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Implementation Manager on Dec 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It is hard to believe that the end of another year is just around the corner. This is a busy time in healthcare. CMS will soon release the Final Rules and confirm changes to the reimbursement and reporting guidelines for 2020. Not all changes impact each specialty in the same way. But there is one change that will impact many of Practice EHR practices.

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Topics: Healthcare Office Management, Regulatory Updates, Industry Update

3 Reasons Why Medical Practices Should Embrace the EHR Dashboard

Posted by Practice EHR on Aug 16, 2019 12:00:26 PM

The electronic health record (EHR) dashboard is an important tool for medical practices. It is often overlooked, but the dashboard provides valuable insights that can benefit your practice in many ways.

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, Small Practice, EHR Solution

4 Ways To Automate Your Practice And Improve Productivity

Posted by Practice EHR on Jul 18, 2019 12:03:34 PM

There’s a lot of work that goes into running a medical practice. From scheduling, to phone calls to seeing patients, there’s most likely not a lot of down time. In order for medical practices to operate smoothly, it truly takes a team effort and the right technology.

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, Small Practice, EHR Solution, digital age, Cloud-based EHR

3 EHR Features to Improve the Patient Check-In Process

Posted by Practice EHR on May 17, 2019 8:03:00 AM

While the patient experience begins long before a patient steps into the examination room, it’s important to make a good impression the moment a patient steps through the doors of your medical practice. Starting off on the right foot during the check-in process can positively impact the patient experience and determine the pace of the patient visit.

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, Small Practice, EHR Solution

5 Key Features for Streamlined Lab Processing

Posted by Practice EHR on Apr 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Ordering, sending and receiving labs are an integral part of clinical practice and patient care. Therefore, it’s important for medical practices to look for an EHR with key features that will streamline lab processes:

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, Patient Care, Small Practice, EHR Solution, Cloud-based EHR

Simplify Your Check-In Process with the Practice EHR Kiosk

Posted by Practice EHR on Mar 26, 2019 10:20:45 AM

Practice EHR released Kiosk, an integrated, iPad-friendly, patient check-in system. We are very excited to introduce this new feature to help make your practice more efficient and do what we do best: simplify your workflow. The Practice EHR Kiosk is a win-win for your practice and your patients!

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, Small Practice, New Technology, digital age, Practice EHR News, Cloud-based EHR

How To Choose the Right EHR for Your Practice

Posted by Practice EHR on Feb 27, 2019 7:45:00 AM

It takes time, dedication and the right technology to run a successful medical practice in today’s healthcare industry. Implementing an electronic health record (EHR) has become essential in order for medical practices to grow their practice and provide a better care experience for their patients.

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Topics: Healthcare Office Management, Small Practice, EHR Solution

5 Ideas for Reducing Patient No Shows

Posted by Practice EHR on Feb 11, 2019 11:01:39 AM

When patients cancel their appointments at the last minute or don’t show up at all, it leads to lost revenue and a strain on your staff. Patient no shows are costly, and understandably frustrating for medical practices. However, there are a few steps practices can take to help minimize patient no shows. 

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, Patient Care, Small Practice, EHR Solution, Cloud-based EHR, Telemedicine

Three Reasons Practices Should Be Using a Patient Portal

Posted by Practice EHR on Sep 17, 2018 9:56:41 AM

 

If your practice hasn’t implemented a patient portal, chances are you and your patients are missing out on some convenient features. Patient portals are a necessity for medical practices today, benefiting both the patient and practice overall.

Patient portals can be a primary tool for engaging patients and improving inefficiencies in office workflow, reducing costs and meeting meaningful use requirements. Medical practices who’ve implemented portals are using them effectively to cut down on phone calls and time-consuming scheduling; communicate with patients more efficiently; share patient education/information and cut down on costs while also driving revenue.

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, Small Practice, digital age, Cloud-based EHR