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Seth Flam, DO

Lead Blogger: Seth Flam, DO

Dr. Flam is one of the founders of HealthFusion and serves as the company's CEO and President. He is board certified in Family Practice and is one of the creative forces behind MediTouch EHR.

May EHR Newsletter: Meaningful Use Stage 1 & Stage 2 Changes and More

May EHR Newsletter: Meaningful Use
The May issue of our free newsletter is out, so be sure to review it for articles on the changes to Meaningful Use Stage 1 & Stage 2 for 2015, chronic care management, free webinars, and much more. If you don’t receive the newsletter via email, sign up for the monthly emails now. Free Webinar — Increase Your Practice Profitability in 2015: Set Your Practice Up for Payment Success  Thursday, May 14, 2015 – 1:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Central / 10:00 AM Pacific 2015 promises to continue being a challenging time for patient collections; new high deductible […] Continue Reading

Think You Know Patient Collections? Test Your Payment Knowledge with Our Quick Quiz

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Do you know what really works when it comes to patient collections? Find out if you’re up on the latest patient payment strategies—take our quick Payment Success Quiz and find out how you score. 1. In terms of getting paid, which point on the “Payability Touch Timeline” is most important? a. Before Visit b. During Visit c. After Visit d. All of the above 2. Before the patient’s visit, it’s important to: a. Set arrival expectation b. Collect insurance information c. Verify insurance information d. Set payment expectation e. Send a reminder […] Continue Reading

Free Webinar – Increase Your Practice Profitability in 2015: Set Your Practice Up for Payment Success

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 – 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific Presented by HealthFusion Inc. and Transworld Systems Inc. 2015 promises to continue being a challenging time for patient collections, with ongoing impacts from the Affordable Care Act, higher deductibles and ICD-10, among others. New high deductibles insurance plans mean collecting patient responsibilities up front is more important than ever, and more challenging. In this interactive webinar, you’ll learn how to set your practice up for payment success in spite of these challenges with strategies including: Managing your Payability Touch Timeline […] Continue Reading

Visit Our Resource Center for Free Information on ICD-10, Chronic Care Management, More

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Looking for information on transitioning your practice to ICD-10, implementing a chronic care management program or addressing other important challenges? Good news: You can find a wealth of free information in the HealthFusion Resource Center, including: Live Webinars Webinar Recordings White Papers Infographics And more Each of these resources is designed to help you understand and navigate the new challenges facing medical practices, including: Chronic Care Management ICD-10 Practice Cash Flow Management PQRS Reporting Meaningful Use The Value-Based Modifier And more Among the important topics you can catch up on are: How […] Continue Reading

Staff Training: Your Second Best Tool for Improving Patient Collections

While the right medical billing software makes a huge difference in your patient collections, your next best tool is staff training. Have you ever heard your staff shy away from asking for a co-pay or say something to the effect that “collections are not my job”? If so, then staff training could significantly improve your patient collections. Why? Because in order to get paid, you need to ask—and ask at the right time, in the right way. That takes training. The MGMA’s Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups: 2011 Report Based […] Continue Reading

February EHR Newsletter: Meaningful Use Reporting Requirements Change, Value-Based Payment, More

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The latest issue of our monthly newsletter is out, and you should be sure to review it for articles on the changes to the Meaningful Use reporting requirements, the shift to value-based payment models by both CMS and industry, free webinars, and much more. If you don’t receive the newsletter via email, sign up for the monthly emails now. Free Webinar — Take the Pulse of Your Practice Cash Flow — And Improve Your Results Thursday, February 12, 2015 – 1:00 PM Eastern /10:00 AM Pacific How do your practice cash flow and […] Continue Reading

Free Webinar: How to Market Your Medical Billing Service Online

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 – 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific Growing your medical billing service business is harder than ever, with competition not only from other billers but also from software companies. Fortunately, there are ways you can grow your business without spending huge amounts of money—and our digital marketing expert will share those methods with key “how-tos” in a free webinar. Online marketing is key to business success, and you’ll get an overview specific to a medical billing service, from website development to search engine optimization. Register today to learn […] Continue Reading

Free Webinar: Take the Pulse of Your Practice Cash Flow — And Improve Your Results

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 – 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific Presented by HealthFusion Inc. and Transworld Systems Inc. How do your practice cash flow and collections compare to other practices?  In this interactive webinar, you’ll be able to compare your practice cash flow and collections tactics to those of practices nationwide. Find out how your practice measures up in areas including: Setting payment expectations Front and back office billing processes Patient payment follow up Using a collection agency And much more You’ll learn how your practice compares on when payment is […] Continue Reading

September EHR Newsletter: Meaningful Use Final Rule, Denials, and More

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Review the latest issue of our monthly newsletter for articles on the Final Rule on Meaningful Use flexibility, denial, how our EHR software saved a patient’s life, and much more. If you don’t receive the newsletter via email, sign up for the monthly emails now.  Free Webinar – Don’t Be Denied: Avoiding Billing and Coding Errors  Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 – 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific Rather than simply fix and resubmit, smart practices research the source of their denials and use technology to understand the reason for the denials.  Learn how to take […] Continue Reading

Managing Your Practice Requires Graphic Dashboards with Real Time Data from Your Practice Management Software

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As reimbursements decline and finances become more challenging for medical practices across the country, one thing is clear:      You MUST review your practice financial data on a regular basis. But by this, we don’t mean looking at spreadsheets once a in a while. By the time you see months-old data, you may already have lost the battle. As a recent article in Healthcare Finance News pointed out, “Discovering significant reimbursement declines and payment denials several months in—regardless of cause—can be crippling.” “To facilitate data-driven decision making, every key piece of […] Continue Reading