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TECHNOLOGY

How to improve patient engagement through technologyElectronic health records and portals are not perfect, but they do offer physicians a way to connect with patients
Physicians imagine a better EHRPhysicians and other experts offered these ideas, from practical improvements for solving today’s problems to visionary suggestions that could dramatically change how they practice.
3 tips for developing a budget-friendly patient engagement strategyConsider these three tips to engage patients while being mindful of the practice’s budget
Think carefully before engaging patients via textAccording to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, physicians and patients can exchange unsecured emails as long as patients are aware of and accept any potential privacy and security risks.
Dr. Google is now Dr. Facebook adIn today’s world, “internet” and “privacy” feel like opposites that do not belong in the same sentence.
Are your CCM codes correct?Greater scrutiny of CCM services could be on the way, perhaps even denials. So physicians should ensure they are coding the right way the first time.
Is advanced care planning billable?Physicians can bill advanced care planning regardless of whether a patient fills out the relevant legal forms, but should review payer contracts to ensure it is a billable service.
How to avoid TCM coding denialsCMS and most commercial payers began to pay for TCM in 2013, but physicians continue to see denials. Experts believe there could be several reasons why.
Physician-designed EHRs work better for doctorsAnyone can design their own EHR. You don't even have to be a programmer to get started. You just have to have ideas and know what you want. The building blocks are already there. There is no need to reinvent the wheel.
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