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2017 Winter Success Summit

This summit was an amazing opportunity to move you and your business to the next level. The energy at the summit was incredible. Everyone who attended walked away with renewed enthusiasm for building themselves and their business! Here is a brief recap of the key takeaways from the event... 1. It Starts With YOU … Look at your attitude and determine what motivates you and what you contribute. Your business reflects you. Your team reflects you. Be your best you. Get your mind right and develop stellar business skills and watch your business grow. Even if you aren’t the business owner…

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Do I Have to Participate in Macra

So, what is all this MACRA stuff everyone keeps talking about? Are you planning to ignore it and maybe it will go away? Think maybe it doesn’t apply to you? Unfortunately, it looks like MACRA is here to stay, and there are bonus incentives you should know how to maximize. What is MACRA? MACRA, also known as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act is the law that will end the sustainable growth rate formula that threatened to cut Medicare reimbursement every year. A portion of this law combines the Meaningful Use (MU), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and the…

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How to Avoid Downcoding with CC and HPI Coding Tips

Many practitioners lose revenue because they are unsure how to code for an E/M visit and when uncertain of what code to use, you avoid risk by practicing downcoding. Here are some helpful tips to learn how to document your own HPI and avoid unnecessary downcoding. The Chief Complaint (CC) and the HPI (History of Present Illness) can have a HUGE impact on the E/M level selection for a new patient. For example, the highest level for a new patient with a brief HPI is a 99202. There are two types of HPI documentation: brief and extended. An extended HPI requires at least 4 distinct HPI elements…

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our readers and friends. May 2015 be a year of success and contentment. Lets make this the best year ever!!!

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Making Enormous Tasks Manageable

Tracy, our CEO, is in the process of reinventing Living Every Minute. We want to teach people how to create spectacular in their life and business. We want to bring the best teachings and the best stories from around the world to our tribe. In order to do that, we must learn how to reach more people, how to affect more lives. It is an overwhelming task for both of us but particularly for her since she is doing the lion’s share of the work. Yesterday I helped her to understand some skills I have learned to implement when you have a humongous project. I hope they will help you as well.

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The Six Most Important Areas to Improve in Your Life

You have some areas of your life that you OWN. Meaning you have them down. Then there are other areas where you struggle. You may have great health but your business life suffers. You may have work or business down but you struggle with your relationship with your spouse. Maybe your relationship with your wife is rock solid but you’re not growing mentally any more. Here is what I have learned, whatever part of your life you are struggling in, is also holding you back in the other areas. It’s true! If you are overweight, your business is struggling because of it. If you fight with…

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Understanding Your Primary Question

In the last blog article we talked about how to strengthen the six pillars to improve your life. These include health, wealth, relationships, mental, spiritual, and giving back. To read that article click here. There is also a seventh pillar, which we will discuss in the near future. For this week, I'd like to continue our conversation about the six pillars and discuss how you can be happy today, while at the same time, continuously improve the pillars of your life. The dichotomy of being happy today and yet wanting to do better is something that has fascinated me for years. You read articles…

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Wonder and the Art of Being Content

Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. I love everything about the holiday. I love the shopping, the food, the parties, the gift giving. I love Christmas trees and Christmas music. I have so many wonderful memories from my childhood with my family and grandparents. And so many other amazing memories with my own children. There is nothing like watching the kid’s faces as they come out of their bedrooms and see a bicycle under the tree! Unfortunately, as the five children started to move out, things started changing. Christmas was becoming not as much fun. The memories…

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The Seventh Pillar of Expertise

There are Seven Pillars of Expertise which you MUST be good at to have a truly fulfilled life. We discussed the Six Pillars in previous posts along with the importance of your Primary Question. Today I will introduce the Seventh Pillar. It is the hardest to explain but also adds the most juice in your life because it's the pillar of adventure. I call it the 007. It means anything that takes your breath away. It is stepping outside your comfort zone. It can be as simple as riding a horse or trying a new type of food, or as crazy as skiing a black diamond (did that today!) or flying an…

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Is Your Billing Company Doing a Good Job?

How well is your billing company managing your billing for you? Most medical practice owners and physicians would say "okay." How can you be sure? Just because you're getting paid every month doesn't always mean you're making as much money as you should. You could be leaving real money on the table! Here are some questions you should ask your billing company and yourself every month: Are you receiving payments in less than 30 days? This is critical when you are growing your business. Ideally you want to know that all of your payments are received and posted within the current month. Most…

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