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How’s everyone doing out there? It’s been a rough cold and flu season this year. I’ve been doing everything I can to keep myself and my family as healthy as possible. Eating healthy, getting enough rest, washing hands, taking vitamin C supplements, using all the Lysol-- it has been a job onto itself. Still, I'm jumping at every cough and constantly taking temperatures, just in case. Catching a health crisis in the early stages is crucial to decreasing the severity and duration. What if there was a way to monitor the financial health of your medical practice and a set of tools and strategies to get it back on track when it’s a little “under the weather”?Read More
Ever notice how there are some things that are just better together, like cookies and milk, or peanut butter and jelly? How about Exscribe and Health iPASS?Read More
One of my least favorite parts of a standard doctor’s office visit is having to arrive 15-20 minutes early just to fill out forms. This happens pretty frequently since I have three kids who have the usual number of childhood injuries and ailments that require seeing a specialist. Just imagine lugging a five-year-old, a toddler, and an infant to the pediatric ENT to address chronic ear infections, then having to manage them as you attempt to fill out 5-7 pages of paperwork. By the time you see the physician, you are frustrated and not a little bit angry, not to mention nursing a developing case of carpal tunnel syndrome from all that writing. Now that there is an app for just about everything, patients are likely to be even more annoyed by manually filling out piles of forms.
Payment processing fees are a necessary evil for any business that accepts credit or debit cards. Most merchant processors charge a percentage rate based on the total dollar amount of the charge as well as a per-transaction fee. Some even charge an additional subscription fee for their service. High-volume practices are plagued by the per-transaction fees, and practices with high-dollar services, such as orthopedic surgeons, are overwhelmed by the percentages that claim bigger chunks of would-be revenue. Either way, providers are often hit by a mountain of unanticipated fees when they see a statement from their payment processor.Read More
As any home or vehicle owner knows, preparing for the big freeze ahead of the winter months can save you countless headaches and unexpected bills. For example, last year during the midwestern polar vortex I had a toilet pipe that went through my garage wall freeze due to poor insultation. Luckily, we were able to get it fixed before the pipe burst, to the tune of about $600. You can bet that we are more prepared this year with better insulation and a garage space heater. If you would spend the time to winterproof your major investments like homes and cars, then why not your medical practice?Read More
It was a whirlwind week for the Health iPASS team, but we have all returned from our travels renewed and excited for our many upcoming 2020 initiatives.
Hey folks! Guess what will be here before we know it? Flu season! Yup! In a month or so, it will be time to get those flu shots or stock up on elderberry syrup if shots aren’t your thing. My favorite part of the flu? Hmm. I’m torn between the bone-cracking aches and pains and the feeling that my body has been thrown into a raging bonfire, alternating with full-body chills. Sounds like fun, right? Yeah... not so much.Read More