Practice acquisition: How to be easy to do business with

August 9, 2019
When was the last time you ran your referral report? If you are contemplating a merger or acquisition, your referral report is a valuable asset. If…

Get your house in order: Prepare for private equity acquisition

May 23, 2019
With ever-increasing amounts of private equity flowing into health care, orthopedic surgeons are being approached by firms offering capital infusion…
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Consider these questions about mergers before you jump

Orthopedics Today, January 2019
Wathen Strong, MBA, CMPE, CPC
The shift toward hospital or health system ownership of physician group practice has been on a steady pace of growth for several decades. From July…
Practice Management Improvement Strategies

Take a bite out of the no-show rate

Orthopedics Today, November 2018
Karen Zupko
More than half of the orthopedic practices that responded to the KarenZupko & Associates Inc. 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons…
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Protect your practice against payer audits with these preparedness strategies

Orthopedics Today, September 2018
Cheryl Toth, MBA
The top two things that can trigger a payer audit are computer algorithms and coding outliers, according to attorney Patricia Hofstra, a partner at…
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How to hire a superstar scribe

Orthopedics Today, July 2018
Cheryl Toth, MBA
If you have you been thinking about hiring a scribe to handle your electronic health record data entry, then you are not alone. More physicians are…
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Boost your bottom line by collecting for services already being performed

Orthopedics Today, May 2018
Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, CPA
Whether you’re an employed physician or in private practice, no doubt you’ve pondered ways to boost payments for your services. After…
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When loyalty becomes a liability

Orthopedics Today, March 2018
Karen Zupko
I was approached by an orthopedic client at a recent conference. Our firm had conducted a revenue cycle assessment for his solo practice. He told me…
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What is in that alphabet soup? Deciphering coding acronyms to support reimbursement

Orthopedics Today, January 2018
Sarah Wiskerchen, MBA, CPC
The physician’s role in the revenue cycle is important for optimizing charge capture in independent and employment settings. Understanding key…

8 Effective Hiring Questions

November 7, 2017
Technical skills and job experience are important considerations when you're interviewing for new staff, but as a colleague once said to me, "You