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8 Ways to Increase Patient Volume

Posted by 99 MGMT on Jun 20, 2024 12:52:00 PM

Maintaining a thriving medical practice hinges on attracting and retaining a steady flow of patients. In an era where healthcare consumers have many choices, practices that fail to prioritize patient acquisition and retention risk falling behind their competitors. 

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Topics: Practice Management, Patient Volumes, Physician-Patient Relationship

Consequences of Stark Law Violations: What People Want to Know

Posted by 99 MGMT on Jun 17, 2024 12:21:00 PM

The Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly referred to as the Stark Law, is a federal law passed in 1989 that prohibits healthcare providers from referring Medicare and Medicaid patients for “designated health services” to entities with which the provider has a financial relationship. This includes physician practice management companies, such as those that employ new physicians and offer administrative outsourcing. 

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Topics: Compliance, Practice Management, Physician-Patient Relationship

[Checklist] Strategizing for HIPAA Compliance on Social Media

Posted by 99 MGMT on Jun 14, 2024 11:54:00 AM

Social media has become an integrated part of today's world, and it is no surprise that it plays an increasingly important role in our lives. As healthcare professionals, you know the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest technologies, including social media-related ones. 

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Topics: Compliance, HIPAA, Social Media

4 Common Social Media HIPAA Violations

Posted by 99 MGMT on May 21, 2024 1:08:00 PM

In today’s digital era, we rely heavily on social media platforms for both professional and personal use.

However, online social spaces provide plenty of opportunities for private information to become public – including patient medical records and data (HIPAA information).  Social media HIPAA violations have become common and are problematic for a variety of reasons.

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Topics: Compliance, Liability, HIPAA, Social Media

9 Common HIPAA Violations to Avoid

Posted by 99 MGMT on Apr 8, 2024 8:06:02 AM

HIPAA compliance represents a cornerstone of privacy and security in the healthcare sector, safeguarding patient information, ensuring data security, and building a strong foundation of trust between patients and healthcare providers. For healthcare organizations and their business associates, adhering to HIPAA's regulations is not just about fulfilling legal requirements; it's about embracing an ethical responsibility to protect sensitive personal health information (PHI).

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Topics: Practice Management, Physician-Patient Relationship

The Basic HIPAA Compliance Checklist Every Private Practice Needs

Posted by 99 MGMT on Apr 4, 2024 9:25:00 AM

HIPAA compliance is a necessity for both the medical practice and the patient. A HIPAA compliance checklist is vital to making sure the various components of compliance are considered and handled efficiently. Key components in the process of meeting HIPAA regulations include making sure compliance is facility-wide and involves the proper paperwork and privacy for all patient documentation. Also, electronic protected health information (EPHI) must be protected from potential hacking, with regular risk analysis done to ensure the security protocols continue to be sufficient.

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Topics: Compliance, HIPAA

Medical Assistant Career Advancement: 10 Pros of Working in the Field

Posted by 99 MGMT on Mar 15, 2024 1:21:00 PM

Medical care is necessary to prevent diseases and improve quality of life. With many doctors offering a wide range of treatments, additional staffing is required to ensure smooth and timely interactions and services for every patient.  In many cases, the role of a Medical Assistant extends beyond checking vitals and updating medical histories. 

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Topics: Operations, HR, Physician-Patient Relationship, Location

[How-To] Guide for Physician Online Reputation Management

Posted by 99 MGMT on Mar 4, 2024 1:38:40 PM

A significant portion of patient outreach and engagement happens online. The digital age has ushered in a new era where the majority of patients turn to the Internet to find and evaluate healthcare providers before scheduling an appointment. 

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Topics: Social Media, Physician-Patient Relationship

What Are Medical Billing Services? Why Outsource Medical Billing?

Posted by 99 MGMT on Feb 23, 2024 2:08:00 PM

Busy medical practices have to balance a high level of patient care with completing necessary administrative tasks to keep the doors open.

Medical billing can take up a lot of valuable time. It can also be difficult to find and train people to handle this crucial task. Plus, if claims are processed slowly or incorrectly, they can negatively impact your practice's revenue.

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Topics: Business Growth, Operations, Financial, Medical Billing

Data-Driven Improvement: 6 Steps to Succeed in 2024

Posted by 99 MGMT on Feb 2, 2024 11:50:43 AM

In the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, 2024 has brought about a pivotal shift in how physicians manage their practices. With an increasing emphasis on efficiency, patient satisfaction, and outcome-based performance, technology has become an indispensable tool in realizing these goals. 

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