Friday Focus Comments

January 15, 2021- How often are your vendor relationships evaluated?

January 8, 2021 - Does your practice participate in the collection of data for the annual MGMA Compensation & Production Survey?

December 18, 2020 -Does your practice have a formal Patient's Rights Policy?

December 11, 2020 - Do you have a disaster preparedness plan?

November 20, 2020- Is your practice a member of a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) to assist with supply costs?

November 13, 2020 - Is your provider reimbursement based in any way on quality of care scores?

November 6, 2020 - When there is suspected HIPAA violation, who in your practice should be notified according to policy?

October 30, 2020 - What types of advertising does your practice utilize?

October 23, 2020 - How often does your practice run a risk analysis?

October 16, 2020 - Does your practice save spots on the schedule for same day patients?

October 9, 2020 - Does your practice provide pre-employment physician capacity testing which may limit the practice's financial exposure in workman's compensation cases?

October 2, 2020 - What metrics does your practice track to ensure business processes are effective?

September 25, 2020 -Does your practice collect the Medicare co-pay percentage at time of service?

September 18, 2020 - Has your policy regarding in-office visits with third party vendors changed since the pandemic?

September 11, 2020 - Did your organization receive PPP funds?

August 28, 2020 - Is your organization currently providing or did provide hazardous pay anytime during the pandemic?

August 21, 2020 - Is your organization currently under a pay freeze for raises or other increases?

August 14, 2020 - Has your organization restricted travel related to education?

August 7, 2020 - Is your practice experiencing challenges with primary care referrals to specialists?

July 31, 2020 - Does your practice do background checks as part of the pre-employment process?

July 24, 2020 - Have you disciplined or terminated an employee for a social media violation in the last 6 months?

July 17, 2020 -Does your organization have a plan to replace earned time off (ETO) used by employees during low census time?

July 10, 2020 - Compared to this time last year, patient volume is?

June 26, 2020 - Has your practice implemented travel restrictions for staff as a defense against COVID-19?

June 19, 2020 - Does your practice have a website?

June 12, 2020 - Do you have staff that began working remotely in response to the pandemic that will remain working remotely indefinitely?

June 5, 2020 - Do you anticipate permanent changes to be made to your clinic operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?


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