A Practical Approach to Penicillin Allergy Testing

Did you know that although penicillin allergy is the most commonly reported drug allergy in the United States, up to 90% of patients labeled as “penicillin allergic” can actually tolerate penicillin after undergoing testing? Did you know that penicillin allergy is not necessarily permanent and that many patients “lose” their allergy to penicillin over time? Did you know that you can be allergic to one type of penicillin but not necessarily allergic to another?

Online Marketing for ENT’s: Finding New Patients in 7 Simple Steps

An online marketing presence is essential to success and growth in today’s healthcare space. From websites, social-networks, and mobile applications, more and more patients are going online to find the right doctor for them. As of an early 2015 study, 64% of American adults now own a Smartphone. 62% of those owners have looked up information about a health condition in the last year. It's time to whip your practice into shape!

Taking the Pain Out of PQRS

The penalty of noncompliance can really hurt. The bottom line: Report PQRS measures for more than 50 percent of your applicable Medicare patients for 2014, or face a 2 percent Medicare penalty in 2016. Unfortunately, most PQRS systems put the data entry burden squarely on the doctor. With tens of thousands of “yes-no” questions that can easily add up to 25 to 40 hours of provider data entry, time and accuracy become a clear concern.