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Blood Donor Awareness

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Jasmine Georgia

Whether it be the winter climate or more people being ineligible due to cold and flu infections, January typically sees a decline in blood donations. That's why on December 31, 1969, President Richard Nixon made a proclamation that officially designated January as National Blood Donor Month. From then on, each January has launched an awareness campaign that acknowledges voluntary blood donors, encourages more people to participate in order to curtail shortages and proactively reinforces the criticality of blood donations in time of need.

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5 Tips For Patient Follow-Up

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Bobbie Byrd

One visit to a healthcare professional can remedy many patient problems, but some conditions may require ongoing treatments. This means timely follow-up care is vital for maintaining positive outcomes, fostering reliable relationships and gaining operational efficiencies. Keep reading to learn 5 tips for effective patient follow-up as well as the importance of ongoing and consistent patient communication efforts. 

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New Year, New Rules Pt.3: The No Surprises Act

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Bobbie Byrd

“Surprise billing" may be an unfamiliar term, but chances are you or someone you know has experienced it. If you've been "surprise billed", you have received an unexpected bill from a facility or healthcare provider. This usually happens because you've received medical care from a provider or facility outside your health insurance plan's network. When that occurs, the insurance company isn't paying, so you get the bill -- definitely an unpleasant surprise. Keep reading part three of our "New Year, New Rules'' #rtblogseries to learn more!

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New Year, New Rules Pt.2: Clinical Unit Rules For Therapy

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Soriah Esquivel

Welcome to part 2 of our “New Year, New Rules” #rtblogseries! With the finalized Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rules for 2022, there’s a lot of changes to cover and explain. That's why we’ve gathered all the essential information regarding billable units and modifiers to make sure you aren’t caught off guard when it comes to receiving payments. Let’s go over the basics together.

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New Year, New Rules Pt.1: Medicare Changes For 2022

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Soriah Esquivel

In June of 2021, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a new physician payment rule that focuses on improving healthcare equity and increasing patient accessibility. With this rule being finalized in November of last year, its changes are now in effect and will influence not only how your practice operates but also how your patients receive care.

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Will Telehealth Continue Shaping The "New Normal"?

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Jessica Shaw

Like many other industries, healthcare took an unexpected turn during the height of the COVID pandemic, pushing providers to adapt quickly to the rapid adoption of telehealth. However, now that the new normal is starting to emerge, many healthcare organizations wonder if the emphasis on telehealth will continue as well as if patient behaviors will keep evolving with upcoming engagement and practice management innovation. Keep reading to review the trends of recent years and gain a better understanding of what we can expect in 2022.

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How Technology Continues To Evolve Patient Engagement

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Jasmine Georgia

Digital technology is evolving fast, and with it, the healthcare industry is undergoing unprecedented transformation. As a provider, you now have to cater to a growing population of tech-savvy clients who prefer electronic interactions over paperwork. This shift makes sense since patients are now accustomed to the flexibility and convenience of engaging with every type of business online or through their mobile phones 24/7. However, to keep up with evolving patient expectations as well as deliver outstanding care, you must stay on top of emerging digital technology trends, including advances in patient portals and business intelligence (BI).

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7 Ways An EHR/EMR Can Improve Therapy

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Bobbie Byrd

To treat the complex needs of a patient — physical, behavioral and mental — providers need reliable sources of information that are available promptly, including access to insight from a multidisciplinary team of professionals. As a result, electronic health or medical records (EHR/EMR) have transformed how healthcare professionals practice their craft. 

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How Practice Management Refines Patient Relationships

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Bobbie Byrd

Any therapist or provider must find the right balance between delivering quality patient care and promoting patient engagement, while also facing the unique challenges of running a business in the healthcare industry. So, in order to manage the evolving demands of the therapy and rehab market, you'll need a practice management system that streamlines clinical operations as well as fosters routine attempts to engage patients. 

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Powering Healthcare: Predictive AI and Microgrids

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Bobbie Byrd

In recent years, the healthcare industry has seen explosive growth in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and it doesn't seem this trend shows signs of slowing down any time soon. In fact, recent market analysis predicts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46.2% in the coming years, with potential spending on healthcare AI reaching $67.4 billion by 2027.

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