Ep. 36 Need-to-Know MIPS Updates
Medical Advantage Podcast
by Medical Advantage
3d ago
Healthcare costs are a constant concern for payers, and the CMS is no exception. Quality care mitigates excessive costs, and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a CMS initiative designed to increase preventive care efforts by rewarding top performance. By carrying out the prescribed care quality criteria with excellence, providers can earn a bonus payment – falling short of scoring thresholds results in a penalty.  But this program is not static, as the CMS will update the program’s parameters periodically. Coming changes to MIPS scoring are published at the end of each cal ..read more
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Ep. 35 The Truth Behind Clinician Burnout
Medical Advantage Podcast
by Medical Advantage
1M ago
In many industries, the prevailing advice for burnout is to take time off or take more breaks. For many clinicians, suggestions like these indicate a lack of understanding of why healthcare professionals end up with burnout. Within days of coming back from a vacation, the provider will go right back into thoughts of quitting. Within minutes of driving home from the office, the provider will realize they could have left on time if they didn't take a lunch break. In this podcast, we put in the spotlight the broad-ranging impact burnout has on all levels of care beyond clinicians themselves. The ..read more
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Ep. 34 What's New with eCW? Post-Conference Roundtable Discussion
Medical Advantage Podcast
by Medical Advantage
1M ago
Couldn't make it to the 2022 eClinicalWorks conference last month? We've got you covered! Once again, Medical Advantage sent a group of consultants to sunny Orlando, Florida for the annual eClinicalWorks conference, and what a productive trip it was! Our consultants stayed busy gathering the most relevant information for our clients regarding eCW. They also took the time to engage in conversation and compare notes with other industry professionals.  And now we get to pass along this exciting new information to our podcast audience! What can we expect from V12? As users of eCW, how will ..read more
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Ep. 35 Clinician Burnout
Medical Advantage Podcast
by Medical Advantage
1M ago
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Ep. 30 Practice Marketing Series: The Formula for Being Found by Patients Online
Medical Advantage Podcast
by Medical Advantage
1M ago
That most people first approach healthcare with an online search is a symptom that the patient journey has become a digital one. A study from eligibility.com reports that 89% of Americans ask Google about medical symptoms before consulting with a provider. Finding a medical care solution is the next step, as more than half of patients look for a provider online and also vet referrals by reading online reviews (according to a doctor.com survey). Patients seeking care should encounter your practice online as much as possible as you build out your patient population. Perhaps you’ve seen a Faceboo ..read more
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Ep. 29 Practice Marketing Minis - Maximizing Online Visibility for Your Medical Practice
Medical Advantage Podcast
by Medical Advantage
9M ago
If you were to survey your patients asking, “How did you hear about us?” it would come as no surprise if results leaned heavily toward online sources, especially Google. With mobile technology, we can find anything, any time, in one handheld device, within minutes.   But how do you make sure patients see your practice in Google search results? Better yet, how can your practice be seen FIRST in search results? Are you found in all directories, both for healthcare and for local business? Maximum online visibility is being found wherever patients are searching.   In this episode, Mary H ..read more
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Ep. 26 The Time is Now – Why You Should Join an ACO (Accountable Care Organization)
Medical Advantage Podcast
by Medical Advantage
11M ago
The reporting and resources needed to keep up with the demands of Medicare quality standards have only become more cumbersome both now and in the future. Toggling upside and downside risk can be difficult to keep up with and confusing at times. Many practices are constantly worried that one dropped ball could sending hard-earned revenue to the government. To learn more visit Medical Advantage online ..read more
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Ep. 24 Online Reputation Management & The Power of Positive Patient Sentiment
Medical Advantage Podcast
by Medical Advantage
1y ago
You have no control over what patients say about your medical practice online, but the influence of ratings and reviews is simply too powerful to ignore. With the overwhelming majority of patients using online reviews to choose one practice over another, online reputation is not something you can afford to be passive about.  Instilling healthcare consumer confidence is perhaps the most significant way online ratings and reviews impact medical care – patients want to know they will be in good hands and the comfort of knowing what to expect on their care journey. Patient feedback lets a pra ..read more
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Ep. 23 New Years Resolutions in Healthcare Reporting
Medical Advantage Podcast
by Medical Advantage
1y ago
Effective reporting is critical for healthcare practices as a means of tracking and improving performance, but this is often easier said than done. As the calendar turns to 2022, the time for conquering challenges and leveraging opportunities with regards to effective reporting has never been better.  We are joined this episode by Medical Advantage’s Nick Sheridan, Sales Engineer, and Linda Yang, IT Business Consultant, as the two share their own experiences, perspectives, and best practices for effective reporting as learned in the field. Listen in for a detailed and wide-ranging discuss ..read more
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Ep1: MIPS 2021 Final Rule with Beth Hickerson
Medical Advantage Podcast
by Medical Advantage
1y ago
For a full transcript, show notes, and more resources visit MedicalAdvantage.com.  --- Medical Advantage’s very own Beth Hickerson, one of the leading healthcare consultants on the 2021 QPP Final Rule, has extensive experience helping clinicians navigate QPP Final Rule regulations to achieve increased return on investment. Listen in as Hickerson discusses some of updates included in the 2021 QPP Final Rule, including changes for MSSP ACOs, the introduction of the APM Performance Pathway (APP), the sunsetting of the APM scoring standard, an increased performance threshold for clinicians re ..read more
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