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Managing Referrals with Less Staff and Money

March 26, 2020

*Post written by Thomas H. Stearns, FACMPE ** Sometimes it takes a crisis to force us to consider other options. One of the realities of the…

Building a More Valuable Referral Network for a Healthier Practice

November 12, 2019

Creating high-value referral networks is the foundation of profitable practice operations. These networks pave the way for more streamlined…
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Online Referrals Are a Great First Step Toward a Safer, Fax-Free Provider Practice

October 31, 2019

Faxing is still most providers’ preferred method of sharing medical information, accounting for 75% of all such communications 1 . This is…
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If We Don’t Pull the Plug on the Fax Machine Soon, Our Patients Will Pay the Price

October 3, 2019

During the ONC Interoperability Forum last August, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said, “The federal government spent over $35 billion on the…
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Nine Essential Questions You Should be Asking When Choosing an Online Referral Solution

September 12, 2019

With value-based care and increasing patient self-pay, providers can’t afford to hold on to outdated, inefficient, costly workflows that…

It's Time for a New Approach to Patient Referrals

August 22, 2019

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and CRICO have outlined nine distinct steps in a closed-loop referral system 1 . Each one…

Leveraging Online Referrals to Capture Revenue

August 13, 2019

A study of 105 million referrals by the Archives of Internal Medicine found that only about half resulted in a visit to the specialist.…
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What Your Practice Needs to Know About Faxploit

August 6, 2019

Ancient Technology Fax machines. The word "fax" is short for "facsimile", from the Latin fac simile meaning "make alike". Like the word's…
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How to Update Your Practice's Google Knowledge Panel

July 31, 2019

Does Google show accurate info on you and your practice? Google very recently announced a new feature in their knowledge panels that allows…
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Welcome to the Preferral Blog!

July 18, 2019

Welcome to the Preferral Blog! Here we will post articles and tips providing your practice with insights on: Effective marketing Improving…
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