Land and building price are often the determining factor when choosing your clinic’s location. However, the mistake of not reviewing nearby competition can be detrimental to your patient volume. Consider current clinics already in your area before choosing a spot.
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The ICD-10 delay doesn’t change DocuTAP’s direction. Our company will continue to prepare for the transition to ICD-10, and will move forward with plans to release ICD-10 functionality within our software on our original timetable. Our hope is that everyone involved will continue working toward being completely prepared well before the new deadline in 2015.
Communication is the most important factor for human relationships. This is true for patient-provider relationships as well. The more connected and engaged your patients are, the more likely they will be to follow advice, take responsibility for their health, and do proper visit follow-up activities. Find ways to engage patients with technology.
DocuTAP Analytics enhances the company’s current medical software, service and reporting offerings, including a reports library and key performance indicator dashboard, to support urgent care clients in providing efficient and affordable patient care in a high-demand healthcare market.
Eric McDonald, DocuTAP founder and CEO, will present “Financial Reporting Strategies for Maximizing Profitability for Non-Financial Professionals,” at the Urgent Care Association of America’s (UCAOA) 2014 National Urgent Care Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. In his presentation, McDonald will discuss how urgent care centers can use data and analytics from EHR and workflow management to maximize profitability.
A common oversight is underestimating the time it takes to open clinic doors. Using an existing building or leasing a space can cut down on construction time, but going with an existing building often limits space and lacks customized room layouts. Consider carefully which building solution type is right for your clinic.
One of the most important changes to healthcare in decades will happen in 2014. This change is the code conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 for diagnosis documentation and payer reimbursement on October 1. All of us in the industry are busy preparing for the conversion.