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Patrick Dougherty

Patrick Dougherty

Patrick Dougherty is the General Manager at M-Scribe. Patrick has worked in the RCM field for 20 years. He was the founder and CEO of his own billing company before joining M-Scribe three years ago as the GM and VP of Business Development. Patrick enjoys golf, traveling, and spending time with his family in North Georgia.

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Helpful Topics for Marketing Medical Practices in 2021

Patrick Dougherty

When it comes to marketing your clinic or other medical practice, you already know you need an active website and social media pages. But how do you keep those pages relevant without running out of content ideas? Here are a few ideas of what medical practices should be blogging about on their websites in 2021.

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Topics: Medical Practice Marketing

Benefits of Contactless Registration for a Medical Practice

Patrick Dougherty

Medical practices, like all businesses, continue to face uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect nearly every aspect of our lives within the U.S. How can companies adapt and keep their patients while ensuring they boost practice revenue in these difficult times?

Recently, a McKinsey & Company report that dug deeper into what the next normal will look like in this country talked about how the “online world of contactless commercial” will likely be bolstered in many ways that will reshape consumer’s behavior in the future. As the country deals with yet another wave of the virus, patient anxiety remains high, which means that medical practices must take measures to offer reassurance.

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Topics: contactless registration

Medical Billing Trends That are Here to Stay

Patrick Dougherty

Before the emergence of practice management technologies, medical billing software, and electronic health records (EHRs), medical practice management, billing, and coding have all been time-consuming and frustrating realities for medical practices. Luckily, mountains of paperwork can be reduced and there are new options that help reduce the number of administrative tasks that cost practices millions of dollars each year. 

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Topics: Medical Billing Trends

Five Simple Steps to Grow Your Medical Practice in 2021

Patrick Dougherty

Many medical practice administrators don't understand the intricacies involved in revenue cycle management processes. When they fail to explain to patients the financial side of their visits, patient get annoyed when receiving a statement. Consequently, the patient loses confidence and switch to other providers, leaving practice managers in the dark as to why.

Patients don't understand medical billing complexity because most medical administrators and practitioners do not explain them in clearer terms. Medical administrators and practitioners need to thinking like a patient.

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Topics: patient billing experience, grow medical practice

Why Being Honest About Financial Concerns Helps Patients

Patrick Dougherty

When was the last time you had an honest talk with your patients about their healthcare costs? Unfortunately, money is one of those discussions that many practitioners don’t seem to bring up enough when talking candidly about options. Too many assume that the insurance company will handle it or don’t even know the various charges associated with the diagnostic tests, treatments, and medications they’re prescribing.

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Topics: patient engagement, patient billing

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A place for physicians and other healthcare stakeholders to share and discover information about everything related to running efficient medical practices.

Established in 2002 by a group of physicians, we are a national provider of medical billing services to group practices, clinics, and individual physicians. We also specialize in provider credentialing, payer contract reviews, and medical coding for a wide range of clients - from solo practitioners to multi-site, multi-specialty practices.

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