Management

In the not-too-distant future, your health insurance, your prescription drugs and some of your treatment may come from the same company.
When Lisa Blanden got a phone call from the insurance company about a client who was claiming more than $3,000 worth of massage therapy treatments, she checked her records and was flabbergasted. She knew the client was being dishonest.
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has released communication material in an effort to help reduce fraud in health-care services for auto insurance and provides suggestions on what health practitioners can do to protect themselves.
WorkSafeBC’s recent amendments to its policies on activity-related soft tissue disorders (ASTD) – such as carpal tunnel syndrome and bursitis – will take effect March 1, 2015.
May 2014 – Come this July, your ability to use email as a marketing or fundraising tool will be significantly restricted.
April 16, 2014 — Spending by Canadians on private health insurance has more than doubled over the past 20 years, but insurers paid out a rapidly decreasing proportion as benefits, according to a study published last month in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
In our previous article we discussed offering third party insurance billing and how that benefits your patients and your business. Now, let’s describe and “rate” (good, better, best) the technologies that are available for the electronic claims submission process for your clinic.
TORONTO – A growing and aging population is adding pressure to Ontario's health-care system and spending isn't keeping up – a situation that could result in compromised quality of care if left unaddressed, the province's fiscal watchdog warned Wednesday.
Third-party billing is when a health-care provider submits claims on behalf of patients to health insurance providers (the third party). The purpose is to manage and direct payment for treatment and services rendered to the patients.
Health spending in Canada is expected to reach $6,604 per capita this year – or about $200 more per person compared to last year – according to a report released Tuesday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
Running a successful health-care practice requires both medical and business expertise. It is critical to stay on top of day-to-day finances to manage the ups and downs of a competitive market. What happens when the time comes to take the practice to the next level, or an emergency strikes?
I've been deliberating for some time over whether to raise my professional service fees. My practice is located in a small city where an automaker – the major industry in this town – laid off thousands of workers years ago. Tourism and other industries have suffered, and I suspect many shopkeepers and service providers have wrestled with their pricing decisions for fear of customer reprisal. It causes me to reflect on how I, and my colleagues, set pricing.
It’s no small feat to build a stable practice over time. A successful practitioner eventually develops enough professional relationships to serve a small practice population. But sole practice has its drawbacks – isolation can contribute to limited engagement, learning from others and professional self-reflection, suppressing a practitioner’s growth.
Massage therapists strive to help their clients live healthy lives. So it’s only natural that this concern extends to creating a healthy environment, too.
The location of the therapeutic massage practice office within the walls of your residence and its layout could be problematic.
More and more we are hearing practitioners say that they want to have their patient appointments imported or synced with their personal calendar (such as Google calendar, iCal or Microsoft Outlook) so that they can better manage their time.
How difficult could it be? Becoming the sole owner of a massage therapy clinic certainly makes monetary sense, but it’s easy to be overconfident about the responsibilities involved in pursuing such ‘independence.’
Recording patient information is an essential part of every good health-care practitioner’s clinical obligations.
MCLEAN, VA—Binary Fountain has released the findings of its second annual "Healthcare Consumer Insight & Digital Engagement" survey.
A job interview with a potential employer. A presentation to a group of investors. A first meeting with your soon to be father-in-law. These situations can make even the toughest person weak in the knees. And in every case it's because they lack confidence. Exuding confidence can make you more approachable, likeable, authoritative, and viewed as a leader. But no one can be confident all the time.
For many business owners, the lure of social media is hard to resist. It offers the ability to reach and engage their market on their own terms, to promote their products and services, and the freedom to do it all from the kitchen table or smart phone. And the best part is that it's free. Or is it?
After more than ten years of social media, one could argue that companies and their owners are still shouting instead of listening, promoting instead of educating, or following company policies instead of customer needs. This kind of behavior will only lead to less interest, less loyalty and fewer sales.
For those of you who have created a LinkedIn profile just because it seemed like the right thing to do, consider this your secret strategy session to finding new opportunities, new clients, or just keeping on top of industry news.
According to a study commissioned by GoDaddy, 60 per cent of small businesses don't have a website. Factor in that, according to Google, 97 per cent of consumers search online for businesses and products before making a purchase, and it could be argued that having a professional website is essential for success. Regardless of your industry, your website needs to accomplish some key objectives.

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