Let’s Talk About What Happened In Vegas

My friends from the Pediatric Management Institute (PMI) put on another great practice management conference in Las Vegas last January. The content was excellent, thanks to the fabulous faculty PMI brought in. The topics varied from customer service principles to fundamental changes happening in the health insurance industry and how those changes are - or soon will be - affecting doctors' financial bottom line. Below are a few highlights … [Read more...]

Let's Talk About What Happened In Vegas

My friends from the Pediatric Management Institute (PMI) put on another great practice management conference in Las Vegas last January. The content was excellent, thanks to the fabulous faculty PMI brought in. The topics varied from customer service principles to fundamental changes happening in the health insurance industry and how those changes are - or soon will be - affecting doctors' financial bottom line. Below are a few highlights and … [Read more...]

Insurance Contract Negotiations: 15 Tips From a Pro

Today’s guest blog post comes from David Horowitz MD. Dr. Horowitz responded to a question on SOAPM regarding how to go about negotiating with a payer. I thought his advice was practical, to the point and very useful, so I asked him if he had an issue with me posting his response. He graciously agreed to share his comments with readers of PediatricInc. By the way, this is not an unusual response on SOAPM. Most comments are this … [Read more...]

We Can’t Provide If We Are In Need

I’ve had an opportunity to give my "101 ways to transform your practice" talk a couple of times and one of the points that gets the most interest from attendees, is our collection efforts. Specifically some of the techniques we use to get people to pay us. So I wanted to highlight for you today, some of those techniques we use. Fundamentally, the collection efforts begins before you’ve provided the service. And the administrative task is to … [Read more...]

We Can't Provide If We Are In Need

I’ve had an opportunity to give my "101 ways to transform your practice" talk a couple of times and one of the points that gets the most interest from attendees, is our collection efforts. Specifically some of the techniques we use to get people to pay us. So I wanted to highlight for you today, some of those techniques we use. Fundamentally, the collection efforts begins before you’ve provided the service. And the administrative task is to … [Read more...]