For over 30 years, PMRG has helped and guided ophthalmologists 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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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,…
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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…
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Using Your Computer System

Introduction Usually a computerized billing system captures and reports information differently from the way you manage your practice’s business. Unless you build a customized program, you will have to understand…
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The Billing Process

Transforming a clinical service into income requires managing tens of thousands of transactions with hundreds of thousands of data elements. In order to make the difference between mediocre and outstanding…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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Monitoring Third Party Payments

One of the most challenging tasks for ophthalmology practices is the business process of sending thousands of fee-for-service claims (for both medical and surgical services) to third-party payors and of…
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Monthly Management Reports

In past issues of this newsletter, we’ve worked through the methodology to use in the analysis of your practice’s financial performance. In the next two issues, we’ll look at a…
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Manage Staff Costs

Hiring the right number of staff and paying staff at the right level are both key factors in managing staff costs and office overhead. What is the optimal number of…
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