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The Fourth Lever of Practice Profitability: Expenses

Expense management is a critical component of maximizing the bottom line for medical groups. According to a 2018 Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) study, median operating costs for primary care practices have risen by 13 percent since 2013. What’s more, a survey of the top issues ruining medicine for physicians revealed that rising expenses ranked number 7 on the list. Investing the time to better understand your group’s overhead structure and implement cost savings can significantly impact both your net revenue and job satisfaction. Read more

The Third Lever of Practice Profitability: Accounts Receivable

Once services have been rendered to patients and bills have been generated, the money owed to your practice is now deemed “Accounts Receivable” (AR). Although different tactics are needed to collect these outstanding claims, AR includes money due from both insurance companies and patients. Poor coding, high claims denials, and low resubmission rates, coupled with weak upfront cash collections, can result in as much as two-thirds of physician practice revenue lost to billing inefficiencies. Strong AR management can help your practice optimize revenue. Read more