Keeping up with health care
The rate of change in medicine is astounding. Technological advances allow us to see the previously invisible and do the previously impossible. Legal changes are providing access to the previously uninsurable. In this series, we invite you to explore the many ways health care delivery is changing every day-for both your patients and your practice.
The Future of Health Care? How Mobile Health Apps Are Changing Patient Care
We've all heard about the trend toward mobile technology in health care, but how fast is it really catching on? Short answer: faster than you might have thought.
Understanding Concierge Medicine: Is the Service Right for Your Practice?
Concierge medicine is a unique doctor-patient relationship. Sometimes called retainer medicine, this service was once only available to the wealthiest people, but it's now growing among middle-class patients. You'll want to weigh a few factors before deciding if this service is right for your practice.
Denial Management: How to Reduce Rejection and Streamline the Appeals Process
Denial management isn't always easy for a growing private practice. You may think you're doing everything possible to submit clean, accurate claims to payers, yet denials still persist. How can you implement systems to prevent denials while also improving your appeals strategy? How can you help patients who are upset after an initial denial? These tips should help bridge the gap between what's best for your practice's administrative policies and what's best for your patient base.
Keys to Managing the Physician Shortage: A Focus on Nurses, Efficiency, and Wellness
We've been talking about the physician shortage in the United States for nearly a decade now, but the problem is becoming more acute as the overall population ages faster than we can train doctors. By 2025, we will likely have a provider shortage of anywhere from 46,000 to 90,000 physicians, according to a report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The degree of the shortage is projected to vary by specialty, with surgical specialists experiencing the biggest lack of professionals. The shortage burdens providers trying to fit more patients into the same amount of time, causing burnout for physicians and longer wait times for patients.
Screening for Food Insecurity Can Get Kids Help Earlier
When you think of common sources of stress for children, it could be trouble at home, a hard time keeping up in class, or difficulty making friends. But what about something as basic as food insecurity?