Tag Archives: Practices

HFMA task force releases best practices for resolving patient medical bills

The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals and the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Accounts Receivable Resolution Task Force reconvened this year to update best practices for resolving patient medical bills. The updates, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, focus on patient education and communication. “This year was a critical time to revisit and update… Read More »

Coronavirus impact on dental practices: The many ways Henry Schein supports dentistry (Video) – Dentistry IQ

Editor’s note: This video was recorded May 22, 2020. The focus of Henry Schein Dental has been to help its dental professional clients get through the trying times and then return to work successfully, explains Stan Bergman, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Henry Schein Dental. The company has created a program called Thrive… Read More »

Why practices need creative partnerships to achieve customized breakthroughs

Physician practice managers know that it takes much more than technology to successfully navigate today’s increasing cost pressures. The technology available to help physician practices move from fee-for-service to value-based care and deliver better care can’t—on its own—guarantee success. Achieving a high level of positive results comes from aligning the right technology investments with strategic… Read More »

Viewpoints: U.S. Hospitals’ Sloppy Infection Control Practices Leave Country Vulnerable To Outbreaks; Why Aren’t Doctors Telling Patients To Quit Smoking?

Opinion writers tackle these and other health issues. The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Hospitals Aren’t Ready For The Coronavirus No one knows whether the coronavirus will substantially threaten the U.S., where it has already been detected, but one thing is certain: American hospitals aren’t ready for the deadly virus or a future global contagion. Travelers… Read More »

Sutter to pay $575M, change contracting practices in antitrust settlement

Dive Brief: Sutter Health will be required to pay $ 575 million in cash and agree to several conditions aimed at improving provider competition in Northern California under a settlement agreement made public Friday afternoon. The agreement reached in October averted a trial accusing the area’s dominant health system of anti-competitive practices. The company must… Read More »

Critical practices to improve business associate management

As healthcare organizations face increased risk of privacy and security breach, recognizing the significant role played by their business associates is critical. Rigorous due diligence is part of the risk analysis conducted by covered entities (CEs) to ensure partners have HIPAA-compliant policies in place to safeguard the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI).… Read More »