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27 Apr Medical Billing Companies: What You Need to Know

Elizabeth Woodcock, the founder and principal of Woodcock & Associates, spoke with us regarding what you need to know when choosing a medical billing company. Below is some important information she shared with us. Medical practices know that in order to be successful, they need highly...

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20 Apr Health Data Sharing Driven from the Consumer Side

Electronic health records are an integral aspect of daily practice for many providers, and virtually all hospitals in the US. Despite all of this data, we have yet to create an interoperability framework among the various EHRs that is acceptable to all parties involved. Despite the...

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06 Apr The Changing Landscape of Healthcare

Late last week, while many of us were enjoying some time out of the office for a spring break that, at least in the Chicago area, felt something very short of spring, Walmart and Humana made some news confirming that they are in talks to...

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30 Mar Happy National Doctor’s Day!

Today is National Doctors’ Day. This day is a celebration of the contributions of all physicians through the care they provide to others. The first Doctors’ Day observance was in 1933. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution in 1990 establishing the observance of...

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23 Mar Is Your Medical Practice Financially Healthy?

Elizabeth Woodcock, the founder and principal of Woodcock & Associates sat down with us to discuss some benchmarks that practice managers and physicians should look at to gauge the financial healthiness of their practice. Below is some important information she shared with us. As a medical...

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02 Mar Keeping Your ePHI Safe

There was a great article in the February issue of HFM Magazine from HFMA: Safeguarding ePHI: A Non-techie Guide for Healthcare Leaders by Chetan Parikh. The article reiterates what we have all heard before: medical record data is very valuable on the black market and...

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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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