3 mHealth Smartphone Apps to Streamline Your Rheumatology Practice

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There’s no way to deny it—technology has changed the way we live our lives. Sometimes those changes are good (binge-watching our favorite shows on Netflix, keeping track of our health with FitBits, hailing a ride with the tap of a button), and other times it’s a challenge (arguing with strangers on Facebook, checking your phone […]

Why NEC with NORM?

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Are you asking yourself : “Is it time to add a new Physician, maybe a mid-level? When do I know if the time is right? Everything is moving so fast!”  If you are starting to ask yourself these questions, then NORM and the NEC have the answers. Join the NEC (NORM’s Education Committee) for an […]

Fitbit Challenge Update: June

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Only four months until September! As a build up to our 2017 NORM Conference in Kansas City, MO, we want to help our members get healthy in a new year! That’s why we are challenging our members to work towards a goal of 1 BILLION steps by September 2017. If we meet our goal, NORM will donate […]

How to Use Technology to Engage Patients

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One of the most important relationships a person has is with their doctor. A good physician-patient relationship leads to patients who are better informed about their health, more comfortable asking questions, and more likely to return for annual visits and checkups. Developing stronger relationships is on the top of every medical professionals’ to-do list, whether […]

Painless Billing and Payments—Is It Possible?

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Billing and payments are some of the biggest headaches that rheumatology practice managers deal with. Often, there is a stark difference between what is best for your bottom dollar and what your patients prefer. In the end, keeping your patients happy and serving them well should be your number one goal. Offering a painless billing […]

Why you need a Certified Rheumatology Coder

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Because rheumatology medical coding standards have become increasingly complex and ever changing, a recommended best practice is for coders to be certified in rheumatology coding. According to Kathy Rock PT, MBA, CHCA, CRHC, CPC, CHC, AAPC-CRHC certification allows you to validate your proficiency in the correct application of CPT®, HCPCS Level II procedure and ICD-10-CM […]

Happy International Nurses Day!

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Today is International Nurses Day, a holiday celebrated around the world each year on May 12th. Why May 12th? Because it’s the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing—a fitting reason! Each year, the International Council of Nurses chooses a theme for International Nurses Day. This year’s is “A Voice to Lead.” They’ve […]

Tips for Getting Patients to Schedule Preventive Services

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Preventive care is essential for a healthy population, and that includes rheumatology. By catching diseases or conditions in their early stages, doctors and physicians can find effective treatments and lessen their patients’ suffering much sooner. In more practical terms, preventive treatments can also be a dependable source of revenue. Some payers offer financial incentives for […]

Fitbit Challenge Update: May

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Only four months until September! As a build up to our 2017 NORM Conference in Kansas City, MO, we want to help our members get healthy in a new year! That’s why we are challenging our members to work towards a goal of 1 BILLION steps by September 2017. If we meet our goal, NORM will donate […]

Healthy Practice Managers, Healthy Practice

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As rheumatology practice managers, our goal is to run a thriving practice so we can better serve our patients and improve their health. The ironic part is that doing our job well requires sitting at a desk for the bulk of the day, which isn’t the best habit for our own health! Long hours in […]

How to Recruit New Rheumatologists

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Rheumatology managers face many challenges throughout their work day. From administrative burdens to rising operational costs, juggling it all can be difficult. Despite these obstacles, most managers rise to the occasion, running their practices like a well-oiled machine. One challenge they face, however, is more difficult to overcome, and that is the shortage of new […]

Fitbit Challenge Update: April

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Only five more months until September! As a build up to our 2017 NORM Conference in Kansas City, MO, we want to help our members get healthy in a new year! That’s why we are challenging our members to work towards a goal of 1 BILLION steps by September 2017. If we meet our goal, NORM […]

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