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We often hear “the customer is always right” as a moniker supporting customer service training and related service management initiatives. Here is a modified version that I think makes more sense; “THE CUSTOMER IS NOT ALWAYS RIGHT BUT THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS THE CUSTOMER”. Our patients are not always right and we are not helping them by…

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We are constantly bombarded with opinions about contemporary issues. Often, we depend on the interpretations of others or “cliff’s notes” in order to keep up with our changing environment. I thought you might find it interesting to see the actual ruling on ACA…..no wonder we rely on interpretations! http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf Please call me if you can…

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As Revenue Cycle professionals, we are often asked to develop and present a “strategy” but we are rarely asked to address “tactics” per se. As a result, the defining line has blurred between the two. Take a moment to review the following and consider their importance and associated differences;   Strategy:   The science or…

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Over recent years, approximately two thirds of those hired in healthcare management positions were acquired through a search firm. Most hiring authorities and HR professionals are therefore acquainted with the significant differences among these firms and the various levels of service they provide. That said, there are a number of reasons healthcare provider organizations use…

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