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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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How to Improve Your Healthcare Contracts

As a fellow healthcare provider, I understand how your most important role is to provide the best and most thorough health services to your patients. Yet part of maintaining the highest standards for superior healthcare also includes maintaining a healthy bottom line. A healthcare provider’s bottom line is tied directly to the contractual relationships you’ve entered into, or more importantly what contracts you’ve become a part of. The question is… are YOUR contracts contributing to or hindering your bottom line? I asked Steve Johnston, the Credentialing and…

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Influenza Coding Guidelines: How to Code the Flu

Here are some helpful coding tips to guide you through flu season. What’s the flu type? • J09 (Influenza due to identified novel influenza A virus) – this category covers the more exotic flu types, such as avian flu, swine flu or other flu viruses of animal origin. It is very unlikely that you will be able to assign a code from this category due to a lack of testing capability for these specific flu types. • J10 (Influenza due to other identified influenza virus) – this category is where most of your patients will fall. This is the average patient who tests positive for the…

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Podcast: Evaluate the Customer Experience

In today's podcast, the owners of HealthCARE Express explore the importance of evaluating the customer experience and dealing with customer complaints in your Medical Practice.

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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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