Hear John Lynn’s Predictions for Changing Business Trends in 2016 at Free Webinar

November 30th, 2015 by Kareo

Getting Paid in 2016: Business Trends
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
10:00 AM PT, 1:00 PM ET





Learn about key business changes impacting private practices in 2016 in this free webinar with John Lynn 

The business of medicine is changing quickly. Government and commercial payers know that we’re paying more for healthcare and we’re getting worse results. Patients know it too. The role of independent practices, their reimbursement models, and how they care for patients are all changing as a result.

In this webinar we’ll talk about some of these changes, how they’re impacting independent physicians, and what’s coming in the future.

Join renowned blogger John Lynn to hear about coming changes in the business of healthcare, including:

  1. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
  2. Value Based Reimbursement from Government and Insurance Payers
  3. The Increase in High Deductible Plans
  4. The Wave of Government Penalties for Non-EHR Use

Register now to to join John. We’re sure you’ll be enlightened!

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About the Speaker

John Lynn is the Editor and Founder of the nationally renowned blog network HealthcareScene.com. John also co-founded two companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. Plus, John is the Founder of 10 other blogs including the Pure TV Network and Vegas Startups. John’s 25+ blogs have published over 15,000 blog posts, garnered over 30 million views and had over 122,000 comments. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

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New Lab, Pharmacy and Patient Note Features Available in Kareo EHR

November 24th, 2015 by Kareo

On Friday, November 20, Kareo EHR was upgraded to the latest version. This release includes new Labs & Studies 2.0, improved loading speed for the notes list, and streamlined pharmacy favorites and management.

Sign up for Labs & Studies Version 2.0 Release!

Become part of the first group to experience the latest version of Labs & Studies by completing our new eLearning on or before Friday, December 4, 2015! Doing so will opt in your practice to be migrated to Labs & Studies Version 2.0 the week of December 7, 2015. Note that if your practice is under the same Kareo customer account (same Kareo ID) as other practices, all practices under the same Kareo customer account must be trained before opting in to be migrated to Labs & Studies Version 2.0 the week of December 7, 2015.

If your practice does not complete our new eLearning by Friday, December 4, 2015, your practice will be automatically included in the second migration group. Your practice must complete our new eLearning on or before January 8, 2016. All Kareo EHR customers will automatically be transitioned to Labs & Studies Version 2.0 the week of January 11, 2016.  For more details on the new features, read the full release notes.

New Design and Improved Loading Speed to Patient Notes List

Along with the new Labs & Studies design, all users will also now see a new design for the EHR Notes List. The new Notes List loads much faster than the old version, and also features a cleaner, more modernized interface that is consistent with current Kareo web app design principles. For more, read the full release notes.

Pharmacy Favorites Management Streamlined

Kareo has improved a patient’s pharmacy list, to better work for you, saving you time and getting prescriptions to the right pharmacy. For more details, read the full release notes.

Give Your Feedback

At Kareo, we continue working hard to make medical billing easy for you. Customer feedback drives our service and ensures we build the features that matter most to you, so your input is critical to us. Please submit your suggestions, challenges and ideas for our next release here — Give Feedback

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#KareoChat Recap: ICD-10 Is Live, Now What?

November 20th, 2015 by Kareo

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Westgate Skin & Cancer Grows Quickly with Kareo

November 18th, 2015 by Kareo

After experiencing solo offices, the government-run VA hospital system, and training at University Hospitals Case Western Reserve, Dr. Blakely Richardson found that she was happiest in private practice. She conducted two years of research and planning and launched the practice on August 4, 2014 in the Austin, TX area.

Like many dermatology practices, they focus on general skin care, skin diseases, and skin cancers for patients of all ages. Unlike many of their competitors, this one-provider practice embraced technology and operational efficiency.

Daniel Soteldo, practice manager at Westgate Skin & Cancer, knew he wanted to be as efficient as possible from the start. “We are in a very competitive market,” he explains. “Because of that we needed to find and establish differentiators right from the beginning. Patients in Austin are savvy, well-informed, and have high expectations of service.”

To get a paperless process in place, Daniel chose Kareo Practice Management with the integrated Modernizing Medicine EMA EHR. He opted for this combination to get a truly integrated solution that was made for his specialty. “Selecting a system is about more than just a practice management system or an EHR, it is the whole ecosystem that is important,” he says. “If I had chosen someone else, they might not have had important integrations with other solutions. Kareo is well established, reliable, has great partnerships, is integrated with specialty EHRs, and offers strengths for our practice that other systems could not.”

“We have very low A/R with an average days in A/R of about 24 and it has been in the high teens, which I’m happy with for our first year in business,” says Daniel. “Dr. Richardson signs every note the same day, we submit claims daily, we perform collections at the time of ser vice, and we post our ERAs quickly.”

This high efficiency documentation and billing process is allowing his team to focus on further improvements like establishing processes and policies for high dollar services and further expanding credit card on file. “We can really put more of our focus on patient experience, transparency, and patient satisfaction because these other processes are so solid,” he adds. “And now we are really expanding our practice marketing.”

Today, the practice is almost one year ahead of their original projections and is actively hiring additional support staff to continue the growth. Thanks to their efficiency, the marketing
solutions, and all of Daniel’s hard work, the practice has the kind of problems most businesses want. “We are growing so quickly that I can’t hire enough people fast enough,” he says. “Kareo has been a major part of our growth and is the glue that binds our practice together.”

Read the full story on Westgate Skin & Health.

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Join This Week’s #KareoChat on ICD-10 with Brad Justus

November 17th, 2015 by Kareo

We’re now over a month into ICD-10. Overall, it seems to be going smoothly although issues are surfacing here and there. Ready to discuss how you think it’s going and what the future holds? Join @GoKareo and @Brad_Justus on Thursday, November 19 at 9:00 AM PT for #KareoChat ICD-10 Is Live: Now What?




Here are the chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation.

  1. Have you seen an increase in denials and how are you dealing with them?
  2. Have you seen other productivity issues and will they continue or be resolved?
  3. What were some of the reasons some providers were more successful with ICD-10?
  4. Is ICD-10 better or worse than you expected and what is your biggest concern going forward?
  5. Have you considered outsourcing any pieces of your revenue cycle post ICD-10?
  6. What if a provider wasn’t prepared and is struggling, what can they do now?

This is a great chance to gain new insights and share your perspective. Hope to see you at #KareoChat!

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