Best Practices

Distinct from our daily news coverage, Best Practices articles on Medical Practice Insider provide actionable advice on the business of running your practice. This page serves as your go-to source for all of our Best Practices content, chronologically arranged with the most recent articles at the top. You can sign up for our weekly Best Practices e-newsletter by clicking here.

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June 30, 2015 | Suneera Madhani - CEO and Founder of Fattmerchant
Markups and fees can be costly additions to the direct cost of card transactions. Learn what to look for and what you can negotiate. MORE
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June 24, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Medical Practice Insider sorted a formulary of 65,000 mobile healthcare apps to find the highest-rated tools for patient condition management. MORE
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June 16, 2015 | Troy Moore - Chief Scientific Officer at Kailos Genetics
Informed consumers want to know if they are at risk for certain diseases and what they can do to manage their personal health over a lifetime. Here's how to respond to common questions. MORE
June 10, 2015 | Christopher Hayden - Editorial Assistant
Research shows that better communication -- not more diagnostic tests -- can be a key to reducing malpractice suits. MORE
June 08, 2015 | Aaron Gomez - EPCS and CSOS Program Director at Drummond Group
New York is leading the way in requiring all prescriptions -- including those for controlled substances -- to be processed electronically. More states are expected to follow. Here's how to prepare for EPCS. MORE
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June 03, 2015 | Wes Sharp - Investment Advisor at CRI Securities, LLC and Securian Financial Services Inc.
Doctors are high-profile targets. Here's what you should be doing to safeguard your identity. MORE
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June 03, 2015 | Richard A. Royer - CEO of Primaris
If you push forward on these fronts, you'll not only improve patient care but also bring strong financial returns within reach. MORE
June 01, 2015 | Buddy Claborn, Jr. - CEO and founder of Healthpac Computer Systems, Inc.
Local billers have access to the same software algorithms and analytics used by the large integrated delivery networks. Medical practices that work with them gain the ability to monitor, measure and improve operations. MORE
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May 21, 2015 | Beth Houck - Vice President of Client Services for SA Ignite
Regulatory compliance efforts should not be viewed in a vacuum. Here's a fresh perspective for medical practices. MORE
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May 20, 2015 | Scott Zimmerman - President of TeleVox
How small to midsized group practices can leverage their existing appointment reminder systems to schedule thousands of preventive screenings every year. MORE
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May 19, 2015 | Andy Nieto - Health IT Strategist at DataMotion
You can mitigate the risk of stolen or lost patient information by following these recommendations from a health IT strategist. MORE
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May 14, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Now that the sustainable growth rate saga has come to an end, a new era is upon us. Medical Practice Insider outlines the two basic pathways to payment and what you should understand about both. MORE
Clock Hands
May 13, 2015 | Sherree Geyer - Contributing Writer
Medicare's Shared Savings program is a viable front door to value-based care, particularly for medical groups not already aligned with a hospital. Here's how to decide whether it's right for your practice. MORE
May 08, 2015 | Jenny Korth, CMPE - Director of Project Management & Support at Avantas
How small and midsize practices can build in flexibility to manage expanding volume in an efficient, cost-effective manner. MORE
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May 07, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act includes a section that could double the amount of claims data available for analysis intended to improve practice performance. MORE
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May 04, 2015 | Jerry Broderick - Executive Management Consultant at Culbert Healthcare Solutions
Does your recruitment approach respond to candidates' diverse interests? Follow these steps to make sure you're on the right track throughout the hiring and employment process. MORE
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April 29, 2015 | Zach Watson - Content Manager at TechnologyAdvice
Most patient-facing marketing tactics simply revolve around sharing information. You can communicate the value of your services in a number of ways. MORE
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April 28, 2015 | Adam McConnell - Founder and CEO of Pulse Digital Marketing
Here's how to establish a solid foundation for bringing more traffic to your practice website -- and more patients through your office door. MORE
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April 23, 2015 | Bob Kronemyer - Contributing Writer
Setting aside the bare minimum for IT can be a costly mistake, especially for small and midsize medical groups. Here are tactics for transforming your budgeting into a strategic process for the long haul. MORE
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April 17, 2015 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Renowned physician blogger Kevin Pho, MD, answers the social media inquiries that stump many providers. MORE