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Monitoring Stakeholder Feedback

In today’s highly competitive market, establishing systems to measure key stakeholder feedback is crucial to increasing volume and nurturing relationships. Well executed survey tools result in business intelligence that can (a) help your practice understand what customers want and expect, (b) assess how your practice is delivering in these areas and (c) help your practice […]

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Stage 2 Meaningful Use Near 1,000 for Eligible Professionals, but Hospitals Lag Badly

Nearly 1,000 physicians and other eligible professionals have attested this year to meeting the more stringent Stage 2 meaningful-use requirements under the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program, but only 10 hospitals have done so through the first half of their program year. The numbers, through July 1, were presented Tuesday at the federally chartered […]

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Practice Makes Perfect: ICD-10 Delay Allows Time for Clinical Documentation Improvement

In June, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members’ most pressing practice-management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we’ll tackle No. 1 on that list: preparing for the transition to ICD-10 diagnostic coding. In DATA, the CMS announced that the new implementation deadline for the International […]

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