Coding Resources

It’s imperative that you have the correct coding resources available to you. It does not matter if you hire someone to code for you, or if you do it all yourself. You need the learn how to code (something that got left out of my program). It directly affects your bottom line.

Office Ally

All practices need a system for billing and tracking their income. You really cannot do without it. I know…we tried to use regular accounting software (Quick Books), but it just can’t do what you need it to do. Not in the arena of practice management anyway. And a spread sheet just can’t cut it.

Cash, Checks or Credit – Debit Cards

When you open your practice, you have to decide how you want to accept payment. Seems simple enough doesn’t it. You want people to pay you! It’s essential to have a cash flow in order to keep your office open. But that is where the simplicity ends.

Marketing Your Practice

Regardless of the type of business you are in,  you need clients/patients. The biggest challenge of opening a new practice can be getting those new patients. In other words, you may be the best at what you do, but no one will find out if they don’t know you are there.

EMR’s – Amazing Charts

There are a multitude of Electronic Medical Records/Electronic Health Records software available on the market today. Some are free and others can cost literally tens of thousands of dollars. I cannot give comment on many of them, however, I can tell you about the one I use. (If you have a different one and want …

Coding and Billing

One of the biggest challenges to any business is cash flow. In a healthcare practice that boils down to just plain old coding and billing. Unfortunately this is something many of us did not learn in school. For me, this is but one of the largest challenges that I’ve faced since opening their doors nine …

Practice Startup – Essential Reading

When you are starting a practice, there are several books that are required reading. One needs to learn about business, coding, billing, documentation, etc. There is no shortage of the material you are reading before and during startup. I know that I went to bed nightly with something…and often still do – usually something about …