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Nextech Blog

Start the New Decade Right with Internal Benchmarking

You did it. You survived 2019, which was a tough (but interesting) year, earning a number of “worst year ever for” titles--Worst Year on Record for Data Breaches, Worst Year of the Decade for Job...

Business Analytics: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

With the holiday season upon us, people are searching for the right present for friends and family. But what about a specialty practice? Could it benefit from a little holiday cheer? One item at the...

Patient Communication is the Key to a Positive Patient Experience

Patient communication is one of the most important metrics that modern practices can examine to understand patient satisfaction. That’s because the patient experience is deeply tied to how easy and...

ICD-10 for Thanksgiving: America's Most Dangerous Holiday

Thanksgiving is upon us once more… and you probably have no idea how much danger we are all in.

EHR Software Should Reduce Burnout, Not Add to It

Physician burnout is turning out to be one of those problems that never seems to go away. According to the Physicians Foundation’s 2018 Survey of America’s Physicians, medical professionals across...

Taking the Chaos Out of a New Physician's First Day

Bringing a new physician into your practice often starts long before his or her first day at work. First you had to actively recruit for the position. After compiling the initial pool of candidates,...

A Ransomware Horror Show is Haunting Healthcare

Halloween is just around the corner, and October started out with some pretty scary stuff. 2019 has already been a particularly terrifying year when it comes to ransomware attacks. Depending on how...

Three Trends to Keep an Eye Out for at AAO 2019

On October 12, 2019, ophthalmologists from around the country will gather in San Francisco to learn, network and share best practices at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) conference. This...

Specialty-Specific ICD-10 Changes for FY2020 (Beginning Oct. 1, 2019)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) jointly released the official ICD-10 code changes...

2020 MIPS Changes: What Specialty Practices Need to Know

In mid-August, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2020 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule Overview. This document outlines changes to Quality Payment Program (QPP)...