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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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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...

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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...