16 Feb Advocate, Aurora Merger Moving Forward

This week, the merger between Advocate and Aurora Healthcare in Wisconsin cleared a major hurdle with approval from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The chair of the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved the merger February 1st, and now the parties are just...

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09 Feb Budget Funding: Impact on Healthcare

As you may have heard when you woke up this morning, the government shut down briefly overnight prior to the President signing off on a spending bill this morning.  It is another incomplete fix for the need to fund the government long term, as there...

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26 Jan CHIP Funding Extended for Six Years

The President signed off on a bill that was passed by Congress earlier this week, “re-opening” the government and providing a short-term funding solution. Included in this bill, was a six-year extension of federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This is great news...

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12 Jan What to Expect When Deductibles Reset

It’s that time of year again when patient deductible liabilities are starting over again from zero. As a result, we all know to expect an increase in our self-pay liabilities at this time of year. Our friends and partners at Instamed recently shared a blog...

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05 Jan How Did 2017 Look for your Practice?

Now that 2017 has come to an end, it’s time to take a look back at the year that was, and review your businesses’ financial performance. If you don’t typically do a deep dive look back, consider starting this practice now. Work with your accountant...

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29 Dec Wishing you a Happy, Healthy 2018!

This week we wanted to use our weekly communication to thank you for your interest over the past year. We strive to provide you with information that is timely, relevant, and useful to your practice. We will always welcome your questions, and any suggestions you...

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22 Dec Bridging the Gap Between Money and Medicine

We had the great opportunity to interview Elizabeth Woodcock, the founder and principal of Woodcock & Associates, about how to make your front staff feel more comfortable collecting at the point of service. Below is some of the advice she shared with us.   Years ago, most...

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15 Dec Vendor Management: Start Out Strong in 2018

Every practice has multiple vendors that help to keep your office running smoothly. If you’re generally happy with the service you’re receiving and the pricing you’ve received seems reasonable, then reevaluating your vendors is likely not on your radar. Besides, you have multiple other to-dos...

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