Since 1992, PMRG has helped and guided ophthalmologists to navigate the sometimes difficult waters of running a physician owned medical practice. Over those years, we have written and published many articles in support of that work. This library of offerings is updated and added to regularly and is here as a resource to assist you in the operations and management of your practice.
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Articles are listed below in alphabetical order. For a list of articles organized from newest to oldest, click here.
13 Tips for More Effective Billing
Audit Charge-Capture: Implement systems to assure that an appropriate charge is entered for each clinical service. Use your computer system’s appointment scheduling to compare appointments with charge tickets, identifying missing tickets.…
21st Century Cures Act and HIPAA Compliance
The 21st Century Cures Act, passed in December 2016, is designed to provide secure health information to patients and healthcare providers.On April 5, 2021, the Information Blocking Provisions take effect.…
A New Method for Evaluating Your Fee Schedule and Calculating Collection Target
The August/September 1999 issue of Watching Your Bottom Line discussed evaluation of your practice’s fee schedule based on the use of the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS). In that issue,…
Collection Target and Performance Analysis
We’ve looked at charge capture, at productivity and product-line analyses, and at payor mix. We’ve also looked at how our computer systems handle and report data to ensure that we’re…
Comprehensive Billing Report 202103
What is a CBR? Comparative Billing Reports (CBRs) summarize Medicare claims data and distribute it to providers to provide insight into billing trends. Each CBR is unique to a single…
Computer Selection – Part One
Are you dreading going through a computer installation in your practice? Complying with HIPAA regulations, phasing out an obsolete system, and making functional upgrades to keep pace with your business…
End of Year Opportunities
It’s the end of the year and time to review every aspect of the business of your practice in order to plan for the upcoming year. Fiscal Year-End We recommend…
Financial Performance Analysis and Reports
In the last issue we laid the groundwork for a monthly reporting package. We showed how to prepare reports of clinical activity and patient type. In this issue we’ll use…
Financing Eyecare Services
Many ophthalmology practices find themselves functioning as a finance company for patients’ unpaid balances and co-payments. Carrying some of these balances for certain managed care plans may be inevitable, but…
How to Have Your Staff Be Effective
By Ron Rosenberg, MPH, PA & Curt Hill, CEO With Excerpts from Coaching and Mentoring for Dummies , Marty Braunstein, IDG Books Worldwide, Chapter 6, “Setting Performance Plans the Smart…