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Fewer than 43 percent of physicians are satisfied with work-life integration. How can practice leaders help physicians gain a better work-life balance and relieve the stress that comes with their profession for greater overall wellness? Here are four strategies to consider.

June 11, 2019
June 11, 2019

Although physician practices recognize the importance of a revenue cycle management (RCM) partner in remedying revenue cycle inefficiencies,they often overlook the potential for such a partnership to drive value in other areas. The following are three ways the right RCM partner can help practices enhance operational efficiency. 

May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019

How RCM Solutions Can Help Part-3 In this 3-part blog series, we explore the most common causes of physician burnout—and offer practical strategies for easing burnout through revenue cycle management tools, partnerships, and approaches.

May 23, 2019
March 3, 2019

Top Revenue Cycle Outsourcing Myths—Exposed; In this 5-part blog series, we explore the most common myths around working with a partner for revenue cycle management—and offer practical tips for gaining the most from your investment.

May 23, 2019
February 3, 2019

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Increasing pressures related to charting, revenue performance, and compliance are contributing to physician burnout. How can practice leaders help physicians find more satisfaction in their work? Our experience points to three administrative strategies that can help restore contentment.

June 11, 2019
June 11, 2019

How can physician practices better ensure their quality-reporting processes support strong performance under quality payment programs? Joining forces with a strategic partner can help practices finalize charges in a timely manner so that all necessary data is included and the most accurate QDC can be applied.

June 11, 2019
May 20, 2019

How RCM Solutions Can Help Part-2 In this 3-part blog series, we explore the most common causes of physician burnout, and offer practical strategies for easing burnout through revenue cycle management tools, partnerships and approaches.

May 31, 2019
February 24, 2019

How RCM Solutions Can Help Part-1; In this 3-part blog series, we explore the most common causes of physician burnout, and offer practical strategies for easing burnout through revenue cycle management tools, partnerships and approaches. Half of the leaders in the nation’s largest health systems say the need to tackle physician burnout...

May 31, 2019
February 18, 2019

How the Right RCM Outsourcing Partner Can Help   Maintaining a healthy bottom line is one of the toughest challenges today’s physician practices face. Here are four common RCM challenges physician practices face—and how the right RCM outsourcing partner can help.

May 31, 2019
February 10, 2019

Top Revenue Cycle Outsourcing Myths—Exposed; In this 5-part blog series, we explore the most common myths around working with a partner for revenue cycle management—and offer practical tips for gaining the most from your investment. Start the series from the beginning by reading our first post, addressing the myth that seamless integration of...

May 23, 2019
January 27, 2019

Top Revenue Cycle Outsourcing Myths—Exposed; In this 5-part blog series, we explore the most common myths around working with a partner for revenue cycle management—and offer practical tips for gaining the most from your investment.

May 23, 2019
January 21, 2019

Top Revenue Cycle Outsourcing Myths—Exposed; In this 5-part blog series, we explore the most common myths around working with a partner for revenue cycle management—and offer practical tips for gaining the most from your investment. Read our first post, addressing why seamless integration of multiple solutions isn’t impossible.

May 23, 2019
January 10, 2019

Top Revenue Cycle Outsourcing Myths—Exposed; In this 5-part blog series, we explore the most common myths around working with a partner for revenue cycle management—and offer practical tips for gaining the most from your investment.

May 23, 2019
January 1, 2019

Healthcare regulation changes and increasing enrollment in high-deductible health plans impact the financial health of physician practices and health systems. Simplifying the payment collections process can help healthcare organizations reduce bad debt and increase profitability. Consider the following three key areas to ensure efficient and accurate reimbursement at your practice. Increase point-of-service patient collections ...

May 31, 2019
December 12, 2018

Building a Successful Revenue Cycle Management Foundation: The success of revenue cycle management (RCM) weighs highly on having a strong billing and collection strategy in place. The foundation of this strategy begins with a seamlessly integrated physician’s practice, front and back office administrative team, data transparency, and ...

May 31, 2019
November 28, 2018

High-deductible insurance plans can be affordable on a monthly basis but mean that patients have high out-of-pocket costs for their appointments, prescriptions and medical procedures. This increases the amount of unpaid patient bills and negatively impacts bottom lines for physician practices and health systems. It is critical for them to collect patients’ out-of-pocket payments upfront...

May 31, 2019
November 8, 2018

Charles Stafford, DC, Director of Operations at Reclaim Physicians Medical Group, was looking for robust workflows that would increase clean claim rates and cash collections. The practice needed a revenue cycle management partner with a track record of success in working with insurance carriers, managing claims and resolving electronic data interchange claim rejections.

May 31, 2019
October 10, 2018

| This article originally appeared at: Becker's Hospital Review Nine percent of healthcare charges are initially denied, putting 3.3 percent of a provider’s net patient revenue at risk, one recent study found. Meanwhile, appeals cost providers roughly $118 per claim, or a total of $8.6 billion in administrative costs each year.

May 23, 2019
October 9, 2018

In 2014, Reclaim Physicians Medical Group (Reclaim), a multidisciplinary, regional physician group based in Grapevine, TX, which comprises 11 physician practices and sees 5,000 unique patients annually, faced a challenge common to physician groups with multiple sites of service: how to optimize claims management and cash flow when RCM processes vary.

May 23, 2019
October 7, 2018

Pulse, a revenue cycle management company with advanced medical billing solutions, will participate at the 2018 Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) conference in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on September 30 - October 3. As a Marquee MGMA sponsor, Pulse will exhibit at booth #1827 and showcase its RCM solutions.

May 23, 2019
September 24, 2018

Pulse required a HIPAA-compliant data center solution capable of 100% uptime. Pulse’s parent company, Cegedim, owns and operates multiple data centers in France and the UK, and has plans for additional data centers to handle regulatory requirements from their current client base. Pulse’s primary objective was to maintain compliance without the cost restrictions.

May 31, 2019
September 19, 2018

Urology Tyler, an eight-urologist practice located in Tyler, Texas, has relied on Pulse for scheduling and practice management (PM) solutions for nearly 20 years. But practice leaders couldn’t fully appreciate the impact of Pulse solutions on their practice revenue until the practice integrated with a new electronic health record (EHR) in 2015.

May 31, 2019
September 17, 2018

Improving claims denial management and patient billing statements can help physician practices optimize their revenue cycle; In an era of increased financial challenges for hospitals and physician practices, it’s clear that revenue cycle management (RCM) remains one of the top challenges healthcare organizations face. When claims or patient billing statements are not accurate...

May 31, 2019
August 22, 2018

Pulse Mobile gives physicians a point-of-care “mobile office” that offers secure 24×7 access to patient information from anywhere. Pulse Mobile was developed to create a simple and intuitive workflow to access patient records and scheduling information. Convenient and secure, our app gives physicians a point-of-care “mobile office” that interfaces to their home office systems.

May 23, 2019
August 5, 2018
Carol Shick, Business Office Manager
Gastrointestinal Associates
Overland Park, KS
"What I like about Pulse is that it's easy to use, and it makes sense.
And a lot of employees that work at Pulse have been Office Managers before, so they've been me - they know what it's like!"
Derek Armstrong, CEO
Midwest Orthopaedic Center
Peoria, IL
"Pulse was able to reduce days in A/R which meant revenue in the door quicker.
With Pulse we definitely, unequivocally achieve better cash flow."
Frank Feigenbaum, MD
Feigenbaum Neurosurgery, PA
Dallas, TX
"PulseRCM simplifies our business by consolidating the patient records and billing services.
Pulse has the ability to tailor their services to fit our particular needs."
Dave Gordon, CPA, Practice Manager
Hillside Medical Center
Wichita, KS
"The clinical side of the Pulse solution was more robust that those offered by other vendors..
The functionality within the messaging capabilities provides strong documentation without time-consuming steps other vendors require."
Leslie Plyer, Clinical Nurse Manager
Carolina Medical Associates
Rockhill, SC
"Pulse is the best for us because their EHR fits our practice..
We were able to customize it to each physician, and they were able to offer us support and the things we needed with little downtime."