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Building Out a Telemedicine Network 

By Andrew Barbash, MD

An increasing number of physicians are practicing telemedicine on a near full-time basis, or at least growing the percent of their time and income that might derive from telemedicine.

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When It's So Much More than Just an Appointment Reminder 

By Ash Babbitt

How much does an empty waiting room chair impact your business? Each no-show appointment costs a practice or pharmacy at least a $25 co-pay and a $90 reimbursement. If 7% of your patients skip their appointments, your practice is losing more than $60,000 each year.                                                      

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Three Tips to Improve Your Pharmacy’s Star Ratings 

By Ash Babbitt

In today’s ever-changing healthcare environment, pharmacists must be in a position to balance their core responsibilities with many others—including scheduling patient appointments, managing claims relationships, and staying HIPAA compliant—all the while maintaining critical star ratings.

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MIPS is Easier – Say WHAT?!? 

By Susan Clark

This blog is reposted with permission from http://www.rcmanswers.net/  Today's healthcare environment is like a bowl of alphabet soup with programs and incentives like MIPS, MU, MACRA and PQRS. Articles like this seek to clarify what providers need to know. As a leader in healthcare connectivity, helping our partners certify for such incentives and reimbursements, we share this as a great knowledge tool  to educate and support awareness about the changing landscape of healthcare. 

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The Death of Meaningful Use? 

By Connie Patterson

When it comes to Meaningful Use, to paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated.

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Taking the Pledge for Improved Healthcare 

By Michael Morgan, CEO

Updox recently signed a national interoperability pledge, joining other industry leaders in pledging action to improve the flow of health information to consumers and between healthcare providers. The pledge focuses on three key areas – consumer access, information blocking and standards – aimed at achieving an interoperable healthcare system to empower patients to maximize use of their electronic health records (EHRs).

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Guest Blog: Saving Green by Going Green 

By Dr. Bronwyn Bacon

Guest Blog by Dr. Bronwyn Bacon, Elevate Health, Bozeman, Montana

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Taking Back Control of Healthcare 

By Michael Morgan, CEO

The Business of Care – the Impact of CRM

Updox is excited to bring Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to independent physicians. CRM tools have been used successfully in other businesses, so why not in the medical industry? It’s time for physicians to take back control of their relationships and be in the driver seats for their business.

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So, You’ve Launched a Patient Portal…Now What? 

By Michael Morgan, CEO

One of the key components of Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements drives the use of patient portals. Before Meaningful Use Stage 2, only 20 percent of medical practices engaged with their patients online. Because of MU2 criteria, the majority of physicians will now have a website that allows patients to interact with the practice. But, in this era of patient-centered care – it’s not about just having a patient portal. It’s about what you do with it that truly moves the dial on creating better patient relationships.

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Patient Portal with Updox & Amazing Charts 

By James Legan, MD

So, do you start a secure patient portal to get over the 5% mark in order to qualify for the Meaningful Use money? I think that is the wrong way to look at implementing patient portals, not that I am opposed to Meaningful Use, if it works for your office.  I think one should start the portal because it makes sense.

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