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NSCHBC Edge Podcast
47 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
HIPAA/HIPPA, plus vaccine mandates: are they legal?
In this episode of the NSCHBC Edge podcast, host Terry Fletcher is joined by NSCHBC member and healthcare attorney Amanda Waesch. They discuss the "realities" of HIPAA and what it means in terms of your privacy and rights. For example, can anyone ask you if you're vaccinated? And do you have to reply?This leads to a polarizing discussion of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates. Is this legal to enforce? Why this virus and not others? And can this have an impact on a physician's status as a participating provider with Medicare? Listen in this month to find out the straight answers.
48 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Best practices for hiring medical practice staff
In this episode of the NSCHBC Edge Podcast, Healthcare Business Consultant Chris Zaenger of Z Management Group, Ltd. joins host Terry Fletcher to discuss hiring the right people in management positions in your practice. Among those decisions is whether your spouse or relative should be on the hiring list! Also on the agenda, is salaries, remote workers, and staff members who look good on paper: but are they the best fit? Join us for this fun and lively topic!
33 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Practice Start-ups and Feasibility
Practice start-up services can be very tedious to get a medical practice off to a solid start and firm foundation. This episode of the Edge Podcast discusses startups and practice feasibility, going to work for an established private practice, or joining a Kaiser-like model or ACO to get a new physician's feet wet. Joining Terry is NSCHBC member and Doctor's Management Healthcare Business Consultant Valora Gurganious. Valora serves clients in all medical specialties. She works with the intricacies in starting a medical practice, feasibility studies, contract, and credentialing services, and more. This podcast discusses what could be best for the new physician, or one looking to make a change: and the details that go into making this transition.
35 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Adding NPP's to make your practice cost-effective and profitable
It has been reported that Medical Practices with NPP/APP's and other non-physician providers are more profitable and productive. In this episode of the NSCHBC Edge Podcast, Terry welcomes NSCHBC member and Business Consultant Adam Middleton to discuss how NPPs can increase access, hours expansion, value-based services, and profitability. Listen in to this discussion to help you make an informed decision to add NPPs or not into your practice!
20 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Should you outsource your medical billing? Or keep it in-house?
Whether you are an independent, small or large practice, it is important to think about the pros and cons of outsourcing your medical billing. On this episode of the Edge Podcast, guest Cyndi Walker CHBC joins Terry Fletcher to help you determine if outsourcing is right for your practice – and what factors go into making that decision. Cyndi and Terry also discuss the difference between outsourcing and offshoring: do you know the difference? Tune in as the hosts provide the answers for all of these important questions and whether keeping your billing in-house may be the best option.
32 minutes | May 11, 2021
When should I hire a healthcare consultant?
Have you sprung a leak in your RCM? Do you renegotiate or review your insurance contract language regularly? What about EOB review? You may have payment posters, but who in your practice is deciding to appeal or write off denials - or work those denials? Have you checked in on your E/M documentation and coding with the new 2021 rules for office visits? If you are a primary care are you utilizing your NPPs by adding value-added services, like AWV or CCM? Terry Fletcher talks with David Zetter, of Zetter Healthcare, to determine when you should hire a healthcare consultant to assist with these tasks and help achieve long-term practice success.
29 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Financial planning in 2021 for medical practices: now and after PHE
This edition of The Edge Podcast focuses on the financial challenges most medical practices have faced during the last year: what did we learn from the pandemic to pivot our Medical Practices Financial Profile to a more profitable future? Terry welcomes Practice Consultant Ginny Martin to the program to discuss extending hours, APNs, Medicare wellness services, and working AR with our remote RCM staff.
25 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
PPP, EDIL, HHS funding :are you prepared for tax season?
During the COVID-19 pandemic a lot has happened: the shutdowns, the halting of elective surgeries and procedures, the pivot to telehealth, and a decline in patient encounters. The healthcare community had to figure out how they would financially stay afloat during the PHE. Provider Relief Funding came in the form of HHS Funds, EIDL, PPP, AAP and more. In this episode of the Edge Podcast, Terry Fletcher welcomes Jennifer Pemble CPA CFE, CHBC, of Warren Averett, to discuss all of the offerings and answer pertinent questions. What is a loan versus a grant or forgiven funding? And what are the rules and regulations on keeping it? Also, Terry and Jennifer discuss the second round of PPP2, and other SBA options, to determine your possibilities due to economic uncertainty versus necessity. Join us for this important topic in the Business of Medicine and provider-relief funding.
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