5 Tips to Boost Your Medical Practice Marketing

Medical practice marketing is often thought of as the mere use of billboards, print ads, and mail campaigns when it’s actually much more. Marketing encompasses different strategies and goals depending on the industry. For medical practices, marketing shouldn’t have the sole end goal of selling the clinic to a new potential patient. In a less…


3 Ways to Increase Productivity with a Medical Practice Consultant

A medical practice consultant is a reliable outside source that can provide valuable feedback and guide a clinic to increase productivity, thereby increasing profitability. But is this addition necessary? Physicians and administrators across the country are facing extreme requirements, regulations, and policy changes like ICD-10 and PQRS. Challenges like this become even more of a…


5 Ways to Improve Patient Satisfaction in Your Medical Practice

Patient satisfaction translates to dollars, whether positive or negative, in a medical practice. Managing satisfaction by serving patients better is therefore an investment in the entire organization. This is an important factor to remember, especially after the hectic and time-consuming changes involved in the shift to ICD-10 coding. Patients want to be paid attention to,…


Dual Coding ICD-10: Still a Valid Way to Code After Oct. 1st?

Dual coding ICD-10 has been utilized up to this point to get a jump-start on the evolving guidelines and numerical trends as the October 1st deadline fast approached. Many clinics have been dual coding for the past few months as a learning tool, to see the ICD 9 and ICD 10 codes side-by-side in documentation….


Medical Coding Certification: Acquisition and Use

Medical coding certification starts with a basic understanding of the medical facility’s practice management. When a patient walks in the door and is seen by medical staff, those staff members must accurately document the visit. From the time spent with the patient to symptoms, treatment, and prescription, there are many relevant details to be recorded….


The Physician Credentialing Process From A to Z

Physician credentialing is a necessary step for all doctors founding or entering a practice, and should be started well in advance of going to work. It can actually take up to a year to credential a physician. The process first requires hospital privileges, meaning that a physician must have a license and proof of malpractice…