7 Best EHR Features for Surgical Continuity of Care

Surgical Continuity of Care

Maintaining continuity of care in surgical environments is more crucial in healthcare than ever.  As healthcare providers, your role in ensuring effective continuity of care is pivotal. Studies have shown that this can significantly reduce the risk of postoperative complications, underscoring its critical importance in patient outcomes.  As patients transition from the hospital to home […]

The Importance of Efficient Scheduling in Independent Practices

Scheduling Challenges

Efficient patient scheduling is vital for independent healthcare practices. It serves as the cornerstone of operational success and high-quality care delivery. Streamlined scheduling processes ensure timely access to care, optimize resource utilization, and enhance patient satisfaction.  Below, we will explore the critical role of efficient scheduling in independent practices and its impact on patient care […]

The Ultimate Guide to HIPAA-Compliant Digital Patient Intake Forms

Digital Patient Intake

In modern healthcare, providers are increasingly transitioning from traditional paper-based processes to digital solutions. One area where this shift is particularly beneficial is patient intake forms. In this blog post, we will explore the advantages of digital patient intake forms over paper forms and underline the crucial role of ensuring HIPAA compliance throughout this transition, emphasizing […]

Patient Self-Scheduling for Independent Clinics

Patient Self-Scheduling

In contemporary healthcare, the pursuit of efficiency and accessibility takes precedence, and the pivotal role of patient scheduling software comes to the forefront. This software has become a cornerstone for medical practices seeking to enhance operational efficiency and elevate the patient experience. Patient self-scheduling, facilitated by intuitive software solutions like Harris CareTracker, represents a transformative approach […]

Why Switch to Digital Intake Forms to Streamline Patient Intake?

CareTracker Digital Intake Forms

Optimizing patient intake workflows in modern healthcare is crucial for enhancing operational efficiency and realizing significant financial benefits.  By leveraging advanced solutions like electronic health records and practice management software, medical practices can streamline registration processes, gain insight into profitability, and improve overall performance.  The financial benefit lies in reducing administrative costs, minimizing errors, and […]

Leveraging Interoperability to Navigate the Landscape of Value-Based Reimbursement

Value-Based Reimbursement

Value-based care has garnered significant attention in recent years. At the core of this paradigm shift is the exploration of Value-Based Payment Models, heralding a necessary transformation in healthcare delivery. Medical professionals are poised to shift focus towards delivering healthcare that meets and enhances patient value. One notable initiative is the World Economic Forum’s Global Coalition for […]

Impact of Value-Based Care on Medical Billing

Value-based care

The emergence of value-based care in the healthcare industry marks a significant departure from traditional healthcare delivery and reimbursement models. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) defines value-based care as a model that aims to improve patient outcomes while reducing costs. It prioritizes quality, efficiency, and effectiveness over service volume. Unlike fee-for-service models, […]

What You Need to Know for the Quality Payment Program in 2024

Quality Payment Program

Preparing your 2024 reporting strategy involves understanding the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the ongoing changes for clinicians. Review the following updates for your 2024 reporting year to ensure you get paid for your Medicaid services. Quality Payment Program: Key Updates in 2024 The MIPS Quality Payment Program (QPP) gives Medicare physicians and clinicians […]

HIPAA Updates for 2024

HIPAA compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is the foundation for patient data protection in an ever-shifting modern healthcare sector. Being aware of any legislation updates or changes is both an ethical and legal obligation for maintaining HIPAA compliance, delivering high-quality care, and ensuring patient privacy. 2024 brings significant changes to HIPAA in an […]

Changes to MIPS for 2024: What You Need to Know

MIPS 2024 Updates

Healthcare providers grapple with the dual challenge of managing bustling clinics and keeping pace with ever-changing regulatory requirements. The complexity intensifies with the demands of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), requiring providers to deliver top-notch care and navigate the intricate data collection and reporting process. Only adding to the complexity are updates to the MIPS program […]