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urgent care lessons
What private healthcare practices can learn from urgent care centers

Grow an independent practice and perfect patient retention by following the example of urgent care centers.

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owning a small healthcare practice graphic
Challenges of owning a small healthcare practice

Here are 5 challenges for independent practices and how to deal with them

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picture of employees researching credentialing with insurance companies
Medical insurance credentialing 101: Everything you need to know

From avoiding hours of paperwork to getting paid by insurance companies, find out what you need to know about medical insurance credentialing

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questions to ask medical billing company
10 questions to ask before hiring a medical billing service

Looking for the right medical billing service? Check out our list of 10 essential questions to ask before making your decision

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This is an image of a doctor reading information on a tablet screen.
How medical practices can navigate HIPAA compliance

Practices can learn to be HIPAA compliant with this in-depth guide.

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This is an image of 3 people in a medical practice looking at a computer. This is meant to show happiness as a result of streamlining a practice’s workflow.
Improve your medical office workflow with automation: Merging productivity and patient satisfaction

Improving your front office’s efficiency helps decrease staff burnout and increase patient satisfaction.

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two doctors discussing flexibility in healthcare
Why patients demand flexibility from their healthcare provider

Flexibility in healthcare matters to patients. Here’s how to increase your flexibility — not your workload.

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Billing professional learning about how to open medical billing company
5 key steps to starting your medical billing company

Start your medical billing company off right with these 5 steps.

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Health IT specialists look into how to make a website hipaa-compliant
10 keys to a HIPAA-compliant medical practice website

Want to know how to stay HIPAA-compliant on your medical practice website? It’s all about privacy and security.

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graphic of book on starting a medical billing company
How to start a medical billing company

With a positive industry outlook, you can start and grow a medical billing company by following these simple steps.

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Graphic representing interoperability in healthcare
“Interoperability” — what does this health IT buzzword mean for your practice?

Learn about interoperability, why it matters in healthcare, and the federal government office responsible for setting interoperability standards.

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Billing company owner reads about the medical billing industry outlook
What is the medical billing industry outlook?

The medical billing industry outlook is positive, although increased competition and consolidation pose challenges.

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medical billing services
How much should I charge for medical billing services?

There are 3 methods you can use to charge for your medical billing services: percentage, per claim, and hourly.

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Medical practice owner searches online for ChatGPT doctor uses
What doctors should know before using ChatGPT

Healthcare professionals are exploring how OpenAI’s chatbot can be used in medicine — but should it?

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Medical professional experiencing physician burnout sits leaned against wall
Physician burnout: Protect yourself and your business

What are the causes of physician burnout, and what are solutions?

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