NSCHBC Edge Podcast

NSCHBC Edge Podcast

Leading the way in the business of medicine


July 9, 2024 31 mins

Staffing shortages continue to plague the healthcare industry, creating a vicious cycle where overworked healthcare professionals question their ability to continue.

A recent NIL report showed that 81% of clinicians want states to implement laws governing staff-to-patient ratios, which they ranked as one of the biggest considerations when taking a job.

As more medical professionals leave hospitals, physician practices, and clinics, c...

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In the setting of AI - Artificial Intelligence - Healthcare is running head first into possible risk. In this month’s episode of the NSCHBC Edge Podcast Terry and Vinny Sankaran tackle the PROS and CONS of AI in Healthcare.

Data suggests AI helps health providers practice their profession and invest their time in engaging with patients rather than spending time on transcribing notes and administrative work. Also, when used safely an...

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On this month’s episode of the Edge Podcast Terry welcomes back Healthcare Consultant Jackie Coult as they discuss the ins and outs of physician and dental practice startups.

Terry and Jackie talk about having a plan, financial woes and potential funding, staffing, location and of course, what kind of practice you’d like to have.

Join us for a fun and engaging conversation.

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More than 100,000 doctors have left private practice and become employees of hospitals and other corporate entities since 2019. Today, nearly 3 in 4 physicians are employees of larger health care entities or other corporations — a record high.

The cost of managing a medical practice — whether in primary care or a specialty practice — has surged. Not to mention, reimbursement rates from Medicare have not kept pace with higher operati...

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Terry welcomes fellow NSCHBC Member and Healthcare Consultant Anthony (Tony) Werner to discuss reducing administrative burden and costs incurred by meeting payer requirements.

Most likely there will be resistance from most payers to incorporate intraoperability terms in contracts, including those required by legal or governmental directives. Terry and Tony discuss the complexities of these discussions and how to be successful in the...

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There is always competition for patients and location in healthcare, but how do “non-compete” contracts affect patient care? Or a physician’s ability for career advancement? How do different states handle this hot topic?

Healthcare Attorney Amanda Waesch and Edge host Terry Fletcher tackle this discussion today looking at the legal and business angles and relationships that will factor into these agreements.

Also, are non-compete cla...

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Christine Hall and Terry Fletcher, both SMEs in the Telehealth space, discuss the new rules for 2024, what the flexibility extensions “really” mean to physicians, and what traps of FWA not to fall into.

For anyone currently participating in the Telehealth delivery of medicine, this is an important podcast to listen to.

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December 12, 2023 30 mins

In this month’s episode of the NSCHBC Edge podcast, Terry talks to life NSCHBC member, Kathy Moghadas, RN, CLHRM, CHBC, CHCC with Associated Healthcare Advisors, to discuss where the healthcare industry started back in the 80’s and where we are headed with all of the digital advancements, including AI.

Is it all good? Not even close. Listen and find out why!

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As you know BH and MH services are now being covered by Medicare and many commercial payers. Also, coverage has expanded like nothing we’ve ever seen. Even Telehealth has made some permanent changes to coverage that is only for Behavioral Health and Mental Health Services.

To discuss this topic and to look at the proposed Medicare Final Rule and Fee Schedule for 2024, Terry invites fellow NSCHBC member Sonda Kunzi to the podcast.


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Cyber Security in Healthcare, focuses on preventing attacks by defending systems from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure of patient data. The primary aim is to ensure the availability, confidentiality, and integrity of critical patient data. If compromised, this could put patient lives at risk.

The more we add digital access the more interconnectedness between different healthcare systems comes with increasing healthcare cyber...

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In Healthcare, is credentialing the same thing as contracting?

No, credentialing is the process of reviewing the doctor's qualifications while contracting. Payer enrollment is the process of applying for and obtaining participation contracts with insurance plans for your provider or entity.

Award-winning podcast host Terry Fletcher and Healthcare Consultant Scott Graham navigate through these differences while giving tips on how to b...

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An MSO is a company that provides non-clinical services to medical practices, ambulatory care facilities, or other healthcare providers.

Services provided by an MSO may include some or all of the following: Billing and Collection. Accounts Payable. RCY, Contracting and Credentialing, and Staffing.

What can an MSO do for your practice? Can you create your own?

In this episode, Terry discusses all options with Healthcare CPA and Finan...

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July 11, 2023 30 mins

Is your practice considering a merger? Is the phrase “bigger is better” a true statement when it comes to private medical practices?

Join us on this episode of the NSCHBC Edge podcast as SME Reed Tinsley CPA discusses the complexities of practice mergers.

It’s not an overnight process to be successful in a merger. Reed offers tips to work your way through the myriad of issues and processes.

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On this episode of the Edge Podcast, Terry welcomes fellow NSCHBC member Sandy Shecter. Sandy is a CPA and the Director of Solutions for Rehmann, a fully integrated, professional advisory and asset management firm working to empower success for businesses of all sizes and industries.

Our topic today is physicians and medical practices who manage their finances in-house. Should they outsource to a CPA who knows the healthcare environ...

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In today’s world of marketing, the healthcare provider is sometimes overlooked.

Have you asked these questions?

  • What is it about Google that is important to know in the healthcare space?
  • What does SEO presence mean and can anything alter those algorithms?
  • How can a medical or dental practice be sure they are being found in the right space but also the most positive light?

In this month’s NSCHBC Edge podcast, Marketing Consultan...

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Is your staff suffering from spring fever? And how can you motivate the “keepers” with the nationwide landscape of staffing shortages?

In this episode, Terry Fletcher is joined by healthcare consultant and fellow NSCHBC member Merikay Hunt to discuss the employer-employee relationship, and how to keep the staff you not only want, but also need.

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On this episode of the NSCHBC Edge Podcast, Terry welcomes NSCHBC member and Certified Healthcare Business Consultant, Jackie Coult, who doubles as an SME in practice and revenue cycle transparency and negotiations.

Physicians: we have your back! Jackie shares her expertise on how to set gross charges, and what the best practice methods are for setting rates so revenue isn’t lost. 

The hosts also discuss how practices and providers s...

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This month on the NSCHBC Edge Podcast, Terry welcomes a new member, Healthcare Consultant Christine Hall, to discuss the importance of Compliance Programs, Policies, and Accountability for actions in a physician’s practice.

They discuss how to start the process of implementing a Compliance Program, and what departments need to have clear rules and best practice policies to be successful. Don’t forget the ACA and OIG state clearly th...

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Terry welcomes back, our own “compliance guy” and NSCHBC member, Sean Weiss, to discuss the last-ditch regulatory add of CFR 42, on self-reporting, and the proposed changes to the 60-day rule for Medicare. 

This means that if you find an overpayment from a federal payer, what is your responsibility to identify it, return it, and what is the timeline? 

Terry and Sean discuss the ins and outs of this process and the importance of being...

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December 13, 2022 32 mins

In this episode of the NSCHBC Edge podcast, Terry welcomes back Healthcare attorney and NSHCBC member Amanda Waesch Esq, to discuss the Single Audit Requirements, for providers and recipients that spent $750,000 or more in federal funds, including Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments.

There is some confusion on who has to report, when and why. Amanda and Terry try and clear up this confusion, and give you the tools and cited referenc...

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