Why (And How) Doctors Should Prioritize Relationships With Data Analysts

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 practice. The advent of value-based care, however, is forcing many to acquire an entirely new set of skills, or risk being excluded from the transition altogether. Read more

Futureproofing: How LTACHs Can Survive and Even Thrive After Medicare Reform

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 patients in LTACHs increased from $3.7 billion to $5.5 billion. Read more

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

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 preferred partner.

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