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Optimization in Healthcare: The So What and...

There is a lot of talk around data in in the world of healthcare today. Around optimization. Excitement with predictive analytics. The buzz of artificial intelligence and machine learning. All of this is great. But my mind quickly goes to...

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Schedule Churn: Explained

Many practices struggle with last minute cancellations, reschedules and, of course, no shows. These schedule changes are all things that are external factors that the scheduler might not be able to account for. The phrase that we use for these...

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Why are Scheduling Operations Important to Optimization?

Scheduling Inaccuracy vs. Healthcare Optimization Scheduling operations go hand-in-hand with healthcare optimization. But if there is much room for improvement, sometimes scheduling can actually work against the goals that the practice is trying to meet. It’s important to find a...

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Optimization: Where do we start?

The healthcare industry is always striving for optimization, but what does that really look like? In our upcoming series, we want to give you the complete run-down on how different aspects of your healthcare organization can be promoting the goals...

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Technology For the Win, Again

Let’s see a show of hands, how many people have manually posted payments for a 10-page Medicare EOB? I have and let me tell you, it is tedious and filled with opportunities for error. The good news is that most...

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Covid-19 as a Motivator for Change

Change management is by no means a new concept. Companies have been challenged to make adjustments or even completely reinvent themselves for years. There are quite literally hundreds of articles, books, and lectures about the subject of change management and...

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Balancing Your Patient Load: What to do...

A big part of being productive and successful over a long period of time is knowing how to strike the right balance — of not going so hard and so long without breaking up or burning out. Your body needs...

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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...