Adapting Your Practice to the Affordable Care Act

With the New Year fast approaching, here are few things your physicians can focus on to adopt the Affordable Care Act (ACA or better known as ObamaCare) quickly and seamlessly:

 

Prepare for more patients

  • The number of patients seen by a practice will increase due to the extension of coverage, and with that, the coverage of those with pre-existing conditions
  • Doctors can consider expanding staff and office hours to prepare for the increase

 

Convert to Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

  • To serve those customers under Medicare, the ACA expands the requirements for reimbursements, which could mean more paperwork for your nurses and staff
  • Penalties for those practices that have not adopted EMR by 2015 mean that practices need to decide if they will serve Medicare patients 

 

For more tips see the original article here.

Andrea

Andréa Venezio , Chief Executive Officer
(972) 232-7700 | andreav@sapphirehg.com

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