Category: Ancillary


Why Your Patients Don’t Use Preventive Services

The CDC reports that only half of all patients take advantage of routine preventive care. We all know prevention is better than cure so why the lack of uptake in these important services? We are creatures of habit so getting patients into new habits can be challenging but the real reasons associated with lack of  […]

How to Increase Length of Time Spent with Patients

What doctors and patients need is more time, not more technology. —Malcolm Gladwell Physician burnout has become an epidemic. One of the main reasons for burnout cited by physicians is the amount of time that is required to do administrative tasks, which limits the time they can spend with patients. In fact, recently Annals of  […]

Top 4 Revenue Ancillaries for Work Comp/PIP Providers

Worker’s Comp and Personal Injury providers derive a significant portion of their revenue from the ancillary services that accompany patient treatment. It is estimated that 20.2% of work comp revenue goes to ancillary services. Here are 4 programs that every WC/PIP provider must be offering their patients 4 – DME Offering Durable Medical Equipment allows  […]

8 Tips to Avoid Physician Burnout

Recent surveys have shown that physician burnout is increasing at an alarming rate. In fact, in the US, career fatigue is more common with doctors than any other career. A 2019 physician survey from Medscape revealed that 44% of physicians report being burned out, 11% colloquially depressed, and 4% clinically depressed. [https://www.medscape.com/slideshow/2019-lifestyle-burnout-depression-6011056] The consequences from  […]

Diabetes Treatment and Prevention at the Primary Care Level

A recent article in Medical Economics highlights the challenges of effective diabetes treatment. The article cites that almost half of all patients diagnosed with diabetes don’t meet their goals. This includes the A1C, LDL cholesterol and BP. With the shift to value-based medicine with schemes such as MIPS, physicians are now being rewarded or punished  […]

To Be Or Not To Be An Independent Physician

A recent article in Medical Economics suggest for the first time in the United States, the number of employed doctors outnumbers independent physicians. The article states that 45.9% of doctors are owners of their practices which represents a 7% downshift from 2012. The most recent of those years, however, suggests that this trend is slowing.  […]

MIPS – 5 Reasons Why Healthcare Providers Should Pay Attention

As the first Quality Payment Program performance data from 2017 has become available to the public in 2019, MIPS scoring and its impact on practices is beginning to get very real. A survey conducted in 2018 by University of Pennsylvania scholars, and published in the July issue of Health Affairs, revealed low levels of familiarity with the Merit-based  […]

9 Trending Medical Ancillaries for 2019

The demand for ancillary services by independent physicians has never been higher. In the 2018 Medical Economics Physician Report, among all non-surgical primary care survey respondents, 84 percent said they provide ancillary services. The number of ancillary options for practices has grown substantially in recent years to meet the growing demand. With so many options,  […]

Keeping Your Patients on Their Feet

Vestibular, central nervous and corneo-retinal potential testing is readily available to physicians in assessing patient risk for falls. Many patients are asymptomatic with inner ear disturbances being the leading risk for falls. The right equipment enables physicians to quickly and easily treat patients and reduce the risk and incidence of falls in the ageing population.  […]

TM Flow and Autonomic Nervous System Testing

TM Flow Device

The TM Flow is proving to be an invaluable diagnostic tool in the detection of Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy (CAN). CAN is a serious and underdiagnosed complication of diabetes. Early detection of CAN is possible for physicians in the primary care field, with the right equipment, such as the TM Flow and knowledge. Traditional testing methods  […]