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Offering payment plans and online options are among the tips for improving collections.

 

Editor’s note: Check out sample letter and tips to help you communicate with patients about out-of-network status and more. Also see resources on balance billing.

Visit https://revcycleintelligence.com/news/top-ways-to-improve-collection-of-patient-financial-responsibility to view the full article online.

 
Using exam room space efficiently can lead to a number of benefits for a physician practice.

Visit https://www.physicianspractice.com/view/optimizing-exam-room-and-provider-time to view the full article online.

 
According to a recent study, the top frustrations physician mothers experience when returning to work following maternity leave include the challenge of securing child care and discrimination related to the length of their maternity leave.

Visit https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/physician-diversity/top-4-frustrations-physician-moms-returning-work to view the full article online.

 

A study involving a range of health-care organizations, including physician practices, found that larger organizations weren't always the most secure when it comes to cybersecurity.

 

Editor’s note: Visit APMA’s Health IT resource page for guidance to help doctors and hospitals with EHR selection, security, implementation, and other issues.

Visit https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/tech/bigger-health-systems-aren-t-doing-a-better-job-at-cybersecurity-new-report-finds-here-s-why to view the full article online.

 
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Only 11 percent of registered voters surveyed for a recent poll rated the U.S. health-care system as excellent.

Visit https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/public-sentiment-healthcare-deteriorating-during-covid-19-pandemic to view the full article online.

 
New data details the scope of the continuing gender-based wage gap among physicians.

Visit https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/compensation-issues/physician-wage-gap-persists-between-genders-6-things-to-know.html to view the full article online.

 
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Recommendations for fall shoes include footwear that provides stability and support.

 

Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients.

Visit https://www.purewow.com/fashion/foot-friendly-fall-shoes to view the full article online.

 

Persistently cold feet may be a sign of poor circulation. 

 

Editor’s note: Share APMA’s PAD information with your patients.​

Visit https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/why-are-my-feet-always-cold-47806056 to view the full article online.

 
There are several simple ways to determine whether footwear should be replaced.

Visit https://www.whowhatwear.com/how-to-measure-shoe-health to view the full article online.

 
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There are a number of factors to considering when a physician practice is deciding whether to outsource is billing. 

Visit https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/the-pros-and-cons-of-outsourcing-billing to view the full article online.

 

Clinicians at health systems, who typically have access to more sophisticated technology, have performed better with regard to their MIPS performance score than other physicians, according to a recent study.

 

Editor's note: Visit www.apma.org/mips for up-to-date information related to the 2020 MIPS performance year.

Visit https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/clinical-care/mips-study-health-system-clinicians-outperforming-independent-clinicians to view the full article online.

 
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