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Patient Focus is the Key to the Digital Front Door

Patient Focus is the Key to the Digital Front Door

Handheld devices connected to the internet at all times allows for flexibility, greater productivity, and speed of service. Though we may not realize it, these interactions with technology all start with a digital front door. During the pandemic lockdowns of 2020,...

­­­How To Make Data-Driven Decisions With Practice Performance Data

­­­How To Make Data-Driven Decisions With Practice Performance Data

As a physician or professional healthcare practitioner whose founding career ideal was to treat sick people and make them well, the last thing you may want to think about is more IT, more computers, more “Data Analytics.” Nevertheless, as we all well know, in today’s...

Common Barriers to Patient Engagement & What to Do About Them

Common Barriers to Patient Engagement & What to Do About Them

Perhaps the best thing about patient engagement is that it is mutually beneficial to both the provider and the patient. Better health outcomes, increased satisfaction with the patient experience, reduction in overall costs, and an enduring provider-patient...

8 Steps to Improve Healthcare Accessibility with Telehealth

8 Steps to Improve Healthcare Accessibility with Telehealth

Telehealth accessibility remains an important factor for providers capitalizing on this increasingly popular and feasible option, made more so during the pandemic. The care alternative that promised key advantages pre-pandemic has undergone accelerated vetting...

Starting a Behavioral Health Practice: What You Need To Consider

Starting a Behavioral Health Practice: What You Need To Consider

The growing demand for behavioral health services is opening opportunities for providers to bridge gaps in service by starting a behavioral health practice Specifically, there is a move toward whole-person care that recognizes the need for a collaborative relationship...

What Is a Direct Contracting Entity and Why Is It Important?

What Is a Direct Contracting Entity and Why Is It Important?

As healthcare continues to undergo an industry-wide shift away from fee-for-service toward value-based care, payers, providers, and patients alike find themselves with more care options than ever before. During this ongoing realignment of the healthcare marketplace, a...

MIPS Performance Year 2022: Changes You Need to Know for 2022

MIPS Performance Year 2022: Changes You Need to Know for 2022

It’s difficult to believe, but 2022 is just around the corner – and with it a new set of MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) updates to digest and incorporate into your MIPS strategy. MIPS is “one way to participate in the Quality Payment Program [in which]...

5 Free 2022 MIPS Quality Measures Resources for You

5 Free 2022 MIPS Quality Measures Resources for You

At the conclusion of each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) releases the final regulations for the Quality Payment Program for the following year. Updated regulations include adjustments to the approved quality measures. It can be difficult...