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These Three Health Care Trends Could Affect Your Practice in 2017

The American Health Care Act has been pulled from consideration, which may cheer up some practices that were concerned about possible changes and ramifications of the bill. However, there are still...

Changes in 2016 Pave the Way for 2017 Health Care Landscape

While we are already well into 2017, the health care industry is still being affected by trends and events from last year. These trends from 2016 could pose new challenges for practices, but could...

A Guide to Direct Messaging in Health Care

What is Direct Messaging? Direct Messaging is an integrated feature of Nextech, offered by our third-party partner Secure Exchange Solutions (SES). Secure Exchange Solutions is part of the Direct...

4 Ways MACRA Consolidates Competing Programs for Efficient Data Capture and Reporting

While the implementation of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) within the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) may seem daunting, the program does offer some data capture and...

How Engagement & Communication Enhance Patient Experience in Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery practices, especially those focused on cosmetic procedures, understand the effect patient engagement can have on practice growth. Due to the shift in demand from reconstructive to...

3 Steps to Start Earning MACRA Financial Incentives in 2017

Ready or not, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality Payment Program (QPP) and its associated financial incentives and penalties start next year. Unlike previous...

Don't Believe the Lies: Busting the Top 5 MACRA Myths

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is a major piece of legislation that contains two value-based care programs that will affect nearly all physicians: the Merit-based...

Answered: Top 4 Questions About MACRA

Everyone has heard the buzz about MACRA, but it seems there may be more questions than answers as the new year approaches. Below are the answers to four of the most frequently asked questions about...

Practice Management Features Your Patients Are Thankful For

Thanksgiving is a time when we celebrate our families, friends and the many things we are grateful for in our lives. Although it may not occur to them while they enjoy their turkey, pumpkin pie and...

3 Tips to Master MACRA in Ophthalmology

The 2,398-page final rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was released in October. In the wake of this new ruling, a survey conducted by Medscape found that nearly 30...