As more patients gain access to insurance, practices need to focus on building new relationships. Newly insured patients could also have undiagnosed conditions that could place a strain on physicians.
Reimbursement trends will continue to decline, especially with the recent transition to ICD-10. The increasing number of high deductible plans also means practices need to step up patient pay collections efforts.
As practices face more challenges with the changes in health care, many staff members are taking on more responsibilities. Not being able to compensate workers for added work load is a continuous struggle.
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