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Physician Burnout: Its Impact and Solutions to Fix It

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and many other clinician types often live with an overwhelming amount of stress in a fast-paced work environment, resulting in what the industry refers to as “physician burnout.” This is a problem that affects a large number of healthcare workers. In fact, according to Medscape’s 2021 Physician Burnout report published early this year, 42% of physicians reported feeling burned out; 79% said their burnout began even before COVID-19 made its mark on society.

Interoperability: Why Physicians Need Easy Communication

Interoperability: Why Physicians Need Easy Communication

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last month that it was

The Centers for...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last month that it was rebranding its familiar electronic health record (EHR) Incentive Programs from “meaningful use” to “Promoting Interoperability.” Among the proposed changes are welcome...

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What Should Clinicians Look for When Evaluating an EHR?

What Should Clinicians Look for When Evaluating an EHR?

Medicare accounts for an increasingly large portion of all long-term acute care hospita

Medicare accounts for...

Medicare accounts for an increasingly large portion of all long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) discharges, with current estimates indicating that approximately two thirds of all LTACH discharges are Medicare discharges. Between 2004 and 2013, Medicare spending on...

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3 Ways to Improve Your RCM Practices

3 Ways to Improve Your RCM Practices

I’ve already discussed the wealth of information to be found in medicine’s oft-fo

I’ve already discussed the wealth...

I’ve already discussed the wealth of information to be found in medicine’s oft-forgotten business offices, but today I want to focus on the RCM team specifically. I’d like to go out on a limb and assert that your revenue cycle team may even be the key to improving...

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Why Doctors Should Build Relationships With Data Analysts

Why Doctors Should Build Relationships With Data Analysts

A doctor’s job isn’t easy. And with the ongoing shift towards value-based care, it

A doctor’s job...

A doctor’s job isn’t easy. And with the ongoing shift towards value-based care, it’s only getting harder. Doctors are rigorously trained to treat individuals, committing decades of their life – not to mention hundreds of thousands of dollars – to their education and...

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Futureproofing: The Key to LTACHs and Coordinated Care

Futureproofing: The Key to LTACHs and Coordinated Care

In my previous blog, I discussed how LTACHs have been slow to improve care coordinatio

In my previous blog,...

In my previous blog, I discussed how LTACHs have been slow to improve care coordination and reduce readmissions. I said that only aggressive action towards in-house care coordination could ensure the long-term survival of your business while significantly improving...

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How LTACHs Can Survive and Thrive After Medicare Reform

How LTACHs Can Survive and Thrive After Medicare Reform

Medicare accounts for an increasingly large portion of all long-term acute care hospita

Medicare accounts for...

Medicare accounts for an increasingly large portion of all long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) discharges, with current estimates indicating that approximately two thirds of all LTACH discharges are Medicare discharges. Between 2004 and 2013, Medicare spending on...

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Best of Breed vs. Single-vendor Solution for Your EHR & RCM

Best of Breed vs. Single-vendor Solution for Your EHR & RCM

Sure, it sounds easier, maybe even cheaper, to purchase clinical (EHR) and revenue cycl

Sure, it sounds...

Sure, it sounds easier, maybe even cheaper, to purchase clinical (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) applications from a single vendor. Most vendors will even require you to do so, holding your practice hostage to an EHR developed either in-house or by a...

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