Patient Balances Under the New Short-Term Insurance Plans

November 20, 2018

The steady increase in the patient portion of bills over recent years has presented concurrent challenges to medical practices across the U.S. From over-stretched staff to frustrated patients to rising AR, the effects have practices scrambling to manage patient relationships and revenue cycles more effectively. Unfortunately, the challenges can only grow worse in 2019 with


You Are Not Immune: Large or Small Cyber Viruses Target All Size Medical Practices

November 1, 2018

Medical Practices often neglect security based on the misconception they are too small to be a target. While this thought process may have been true in the past, especially with respect to physical security, it is no longer accurate in the digital age. This is because attacks are no longer limited to the people or


The Low Expense/Big Payoff Idea You Haven’t Considered: Staff Wellness

October 25, 2018

As medical practices of all sizes are challenged with cutting costs while trying to retain staff in a newly-competitive labor market, a wellness program might be the last item on a long list of changes to consider. Look again. Our experience at Physician Interlink (PI), a revenue cycle management company, demonstrates that a simple wellness


Getting The Patient Balance Right The First Time

October 9, 2018

The Catalyst for Change A general pediatrics practice was experiencing a growing challenge in patient billing and collections. The patient portion of its bills had skyrocketed as insurance plans moved more services outside of wellness and subjected them to deductibles and coinsurance. At the same time, deductibles continued higher, presenting a constantly moving target for


How do you move your practice to its best future state?

October 3, 2018

Independent physician practices face one of the most complex revenue cycles of any U.S. profession, while operating within a larger industry that is among the most opaque, highly regulated and constantly shifting. For those hoping to lessen inherent challenges and improve cash flow without compromising care, outsourced management of their revenue cycle has become an


Allscripts™ PM VS. Athena Collector:

April 24, 2018

One of our small Allscripts™ practices recently made the decision to move to AthenaHealth, and Physician Interlink had the opportunity to assist in the migration and to continue to “do the work AthenaHealth does not do.” The practice, consisting of two physicians, has been a revenue cycle management client since the early 2000’s; first on