Patient-Centered Care

MGMA Stat poll: Split over preparedness for new Medicare beneficiary ID

February 15, 2018

A new MGMA Stat poll finds practice leaders split between those prepared for new Medicare beneficiary identifiers and those who are unsure. Learn more about an MGMA member-benefit toolkit to assist in the transition.

Tracking, trending and triaging open appointments

February 8, 2018

A new MGMA Stat poll finds that more than two-thirds of practice leaders rely on manual, system-generated or custom reports to track open appointments. Learn more about how to trend and triage that data.

The week in healthcare: CHIP funding extended, Azar confirmed and crackdown on illegal opioid cessation products

January 26, 2018

A lot happens in the healthcare industry in a given week. MGMA has rounded up a recap of the week that was for physician practice leaders, Jan. 22 to Jan. 26, 2018.

MGMA Stat poll: Widespread use of encrypted email among physician practices

January 25, 2018

Email has become one of our primary methods of communication. But in the healthcare environment, the improper use of email could lead to an inappropriate disclosure of patient information, and a possible HIPAA violation.

MGMA Stat poll: Providers slowly adopted telehealth services in 2017

January 11, 2018

A new MGMA Stat poll finds the number of medical groups offering telehealth services has grown in the past year. Learn more about the growing use of these technologies.

 An eye for practice management lessons

January 1, 2018

Meeting a patient’s expectations as a consumer is a top priority. Understanding the patient perspective as an organization is an important key to reaching that goal.

 Flooded by data while thirsting for information

January 1, 2018

Medical practice systems produce an overwhelming amount of data. Measuring nine crucial key performance indicators helps practice leaders gain insights into the volumes of data.

 Key 2018 changes to Medicare physician payment and MIPS

January 1, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently finalized rules for 2018 Medicare payment policies, including the Physician Fee Schedule, MIPS and alternative payment models. Learn about the changes for the new year.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently finalized rules for 2018 Medicare payment policies, including the Physician Fee Schedule, MIPS and alternative payment models. Learn about the changes for the new year.

 Redefining, reinvigorating leadership for medical practices

January 1, 2018

While the healthcare industry faces rapid changes and increasing demands, MGMA members have endless opportunities for improvement through collaboration, creativity and new partnerships.

 The role of patient activation in value-based care

January 1, 2018

Value-based care entails controlling costs and achieving care quality improvements. Understanding how an activated and informed patient becomes involved in their own care helps achieving these goals.

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