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Digitize Your Medical Practice

Technology is advancing quickly here in the 21st century. As a result, medical practices should take steps to upgrade the technological capabilities of their practices with fast internet access, up-to-date software and computers, otherwise, they could be left behind. EFTs – Electronic Funds Transfers EFTs help you to receive your payments electronically from health plans. This Read more

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Advertising on Groupon Now Allowed

In September of 2016 Gov. Brown signed legislation that resolves a longstanding conflict concerning whether health care providers’ use of online marketing companies to advertise health care services constitutes fee splitting or payment for referrals, both of which are prohibited under state law. Assembly Bill 2744 (Gordon, D-Menlo Park) permits health care providers to advertise Read more

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HIPAA Compliant Email Vendors

With the latest Yahoo breach, encrypting your email is a great idea. As a medical practitioner though, you need to make sure that the people you’re communicating with are using the same email system as you are. You also need to make sure that you have a BAA signed with the email provider so as Read more

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8 Steps to Run a Profitable Medical Practice

How can you grow, serve more patients and keep your costs in check — all at the same time? In other words, how do you give great care and get paid every dollar you are owed? The following are 8 ways to grow your practice: Know Your Numbers Get Integrated  Go Paperless Be Mobile Automate Read more

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Can you collect 20% that Medicare does not cover from a Medi-Medi patient?

The short answer is “No”. Both state and federal law provide broad protections to Medicare/Medi-Cal dual eligible individuals, and prohibit billing a Medi-Cal patient in most circumstances. California’s Department of Health Care Services takes the position that a physician should first bill Medicare and then bill the Medi-Cal program for the services. Only if the Read more

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The IRS Section 179 Extended

The IRS Section 179 tax deduction is designed to encourage business owners to invest in equipment or technology and can result in significant savings for your practice. And now, the deduction has been extended permanently, until further notice, allowing you to deduct up to $500,000 in qualifying expenses annually during the first year of ownership. Read more

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