Guest Consultant Cindy Dunn: Medical Practices Need to Start Now to Plan for a Happy New Year in 2013
Changes in health-care policy, new regulations, financial incentives and penalties have a direct effect on all healthcare organizations. As we round the corner towards 2013, take a few minutes to create an agenda of Medicare Incentive Programs and a few management initiatives to review with your physicians and leadership team.
Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Most practices have an EHR but often times it is not fully implemented:
- Are all of your physicians using the EHR?
- Do you have the latest version?
- Are all of your employees and providers trained properly?
- Are you utilizing all of the available functionality?