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Weighing in on Wait Times: The Merritt...

I have worked in and around private medical practices for the past 27 years — I started young. And even with the extensive knowledge and connections that I have, I have trouble navigating my own healthcare needs, often feeling stuck...

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The Math of Medicare and Medicaid Access:...

Economics isn’t always simple. But at its basic level, it’s not a hard concept to grasp. It is the relationship between supply and demand. Supply is how much something is available in the market. Demand is how much it’s wanted...

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Are you HIPAA Enough?

This featured blog is submitted by Alan Morris with permission from the HIPAA Help Center. Alan is Executive Vice President of Cumulus Optimus (www.cumulusoptimus.com), a company that offers innovative healthcare solutions for practices looking to more effectively optimize their practices....

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Stuck in the Same-Old-This-and-That Rut? Make a...

Benjamin Franklin could have added a third entry to his “certain things in life” list. Besides death and taxes, he very well could have included the phenomenon of change because that is certainly a certainty that we all face in...

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Stuck in the Same-Old-This-and-That Rut? Make a...

Earlier this year I returned from a cruise vacation with my family. You know, one of those floating fantasy worlds where you’re on a ship with 3,000-4,000 other tourists and can participate in an innumerable number of activities and eat...

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Solving the New Patient Unassigned Dilemma

New patients frequently enter a practice without being referred to a particular provider. Issues arise when some providers feel there is a misappropriation of new patients within the practice because schedulers often don’t have a process set in place to...

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From Classroom to Boardroom: The Founding of...

  [embed]https://youtu.be/ttqXqwRxABQ[/embed] Two students met while pursuing their MBA degrees at the Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. Dr. Aaron Lloyd was a full-time practicing physician and board-certified anesthesiologist. Paul Wiley was a travel technology executive in the airline...

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VoiceAmerica Interview with Paul Wiley

VoiceAmerica Interview with Paul Wiley

Building a Business with Intention and a Firm Openness to Meaningful Chance Surviving and thriving in today’s business world requires passion, focus, and a healthy supply of determination. It’s not enough simply to have a good idea; rather, executives today...

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(Opargo Optimization) Readiness, Set, Grow!

The time to get the most accurate assessment of your health is not when you crawl into the doctor’s office with a sore throat, sinus infection, and chronic headache. The time to get the most accurate assessment of your health...

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Opargo | A Scheduler's Nightmare

Do You Have “A Scheduler’s Nightmare” to...

There’s a lot more to healthcare scheduling than making sure patient A sees doctor B at 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. Add to the mix multiple doctors, practicing different disciplines, with competing schedules, at multiple sites, performing varied procedures, with limited...

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4 Steps to a Winning Continuum of...

To win a relay race, you don’t just need four capable and competent athletes. The key to victory is to make sure every team coordinates their efforts into a seemingly flawless display of talent and precision for the smoothest and...

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ICD-10 Implementation: Success, Failure, or the Verdict’s...

Remember all the talk about ICD-10 implementation in the fall of 2015? Seems like a lifetime ago, right? If you recall, last-minute anxiety incited a range of pre-implementation angst and anxiety, resulting in studies that suggested as many as three...