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Find Patients We Should Have Seen By Now

Are you missing patients? Today's BIG Idea podcast is from a Rocky Mountain practice who wants to find patients that should have been seen by now but do not have a future appointment.  The idea to look for patients you expect to have followed up with in a certain time...

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Estimating Patient Charges

Is estimating patient charges time consuming for your practice? Medical practices are used to good faith estimates, but what if a self pay patient's charge is more complex than a simple procedure code?  Today's BIG idea is from an orthopedic practice that wants to...

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Payer Transparency Market Data

Still thinking about payer transparency data and knowing what your competitors are getting paid? So am I. Today's BIG Idea is an overview approach to what competing medical practices are getting paid.  The example is from an orthopedic practice in the Boston area.  I...

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Benchmarking Payer Transparency Data

Did you find last week's podcast about payer transparency data interesting? Today's BIG Idea is another way to look at your practice's competitor's contracts.  The graphic accompanying the podcast shows a OBGYN practice in Central Florida and how contracted rates vary...

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Medical Practice Revenue Cycle Analysis

How long has it been since you analyzed your practice's revenue cycle? Today's BIG Ideas podcast describes several steps I use when analyzing a practice's revenue cycle.  Listen for the data I gather and for a general approach to get started.  The graphic on my web...

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Follow Patients Through Your Practice

Recent podcasts have discussed tracking how patients come to your practice and how patients leave your practice.  Today's podcast is from one of my sessions at the recent MGMA Leaders Conference in Nashville about following patients through your practice.  Which...

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Mine Clinical Data

I apologize for being a bit behind in podcasts lately.  Three weeks ago I spoke at the ASCENT conference in Chicago.  Two weeks ago was MGMA's Leaders Conference in Nashville.  Last week was Connecticut MGMA in Mystic. I am back in the saddle and today's podcast is an...

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Medical Treatment Rate

Want a sneak peak of one of my presentations at next week's MGMA Leaders Conference? One of the top things savvy practice managers are focusing on now is looking beyond charges, payments, and adjustments to follow the paths patients take through the practice.  Today's...

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Waterfall Reports for Medical Practices

Need a new way to see your practice's revenue cycle? Waterfall reports for medical practices are a helpful way to trend payments.  Today's BIG idea describes how to track payments by date of service and get a true collection ratio by month.  As that collection ratio...

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Track Patients Leaving Your Practice

Several podcasts have discussed tracking patients coming to a practice.  Have you tracked how patients leave your practice? Today's BIG Idea is from a physical therapy group where we track the average number of patient visits by provider over time.  Listen to today's...

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Watch Reason and Group Codes

Looking for more medical practice revenue? How long has it been since you have reviewed your reason and group codes? Reason and group codes are the way insurance companies communicate how and why your charges have been adjusted and not paid.  Today's BIG Ideas podcast...

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Track New Patients

How are your new patients volumes? What is driving those changes? Today's BIG Idea is to gather as much data as you can around your new patients to understand by age, insurance, location, referral source, diagnosis and more why patients are coming to your practice. ...

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Track Urgent Care Referrals

Are your efforts to market your practice working? Today's BIG Idea is to track urgent care referrals in your practice.  The example comes from a Midwest orthopaedic group that offers urgent care.  The question is how often the advanced practitioners who staff urgent...

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E&M Coding Levels

Are your E&M codes billed consistently across providers? Do you have an easy way to tell? Today's BIG Ideas podcast shows a Pivot Table, slicers, timeline, and Pivot Chart I built for a practice to track their E&M coding levels.  Listen for ideas on how to...

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Marketing Opportunities with Prevalence Rates

Looking for a new marketing idea? Today's BIG Idea is from a pediatric orthopaedic practice that found prevalence rates for a variety of conditions in one of their provider's textbooks.  Prevalence rates give them a sense for how many of a specific diagnosis they...

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Medicare Provider Utilization Data

How do you compare to similar practices? Would you like to know more? Today's BIG Idea is an example I'm building for a group of dermatologists in Florida.  We are using Medicare Provider Utilization Data to compare Evaluation and Management coding levels, market...

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Track Workflow Changes

Have you changed practice management workflows recently? Are things getting better? Today's BIG Ideas podcast is from a practice that dramatically changed workflows around obtain prior authorizations.  Listen to see what they are tracking to see if changing the...

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Adjustments From Billed Charges

Costs up?  Revenue flat or down? And your providers are working harder than ever? A recent MGMA Stat survey showed 89% of medical groups' operating costs increased in 2023.  You are not alone.  A proactive approach to this problem is to run a custom report that shows...

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Power Automate

Looking for ways to improve productivity in your medical practice? Today's BIG Ideas podcast comes from a practice in the southeast that is trying to qualify for MIPS measures but has a very manual, labor intensive process to gather the required data.  Listen to hear...

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