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Practice Management Consulting Services

PractEssentials can conduct a variety of consulting projects for individual physicians or group practices. If your practice is struggling to resolve a specific practice management problem or if you simply want help identifying potential improvements, PractEssentials is ready to help. Best of all, PractEssentials Consulting Services offer NCMS members a quality product at a discounted rate.

PractEssentials personnel can help your practice identify problem areas, evaluate potential solutions, and implement solutions. Areas of expertise include:

  • Administrative Process Improvement
  • Practice Start-up
  • Software Assessment and Selection
  • Revenue Cycle Evaluation
  • Managed Care Contract Review
  • Risk Management and Compliance Assistance
  • Marketing and Patient Satisfaction Strategy Development
  • Practice Work Flow Assessment
  • Evaluation and Management Code Audit and Education
  • Chart Compliance Plan Design
  • Physician Compensation Plan Design
  • Human Resources Assessment
  • Interim Management Support
  • Capital Finance Strategies

What is practice management consulting?
Practice management consulting is the analysis of the management and business operations of a medical practice. Consulting can help identify potential problems that may affect the efficiency of a practice. These problems may include personnel, policies and procedures, finances, or information technology. Physicians and practice managers can work with practice management consultants to implement new systems to aim to improve practice revenue and efficiency.

How does PractEssentials Consulting Service work?
PractEssentials Practice Management Consulting Services are personalized to meet your needs. For many practices, a typical workflow would be as follows: During the initial contact(s), we would work with you to determine how to best assist you and your practice. A site visit may be subsequently scheduled at a time that is convenient for you and your office staff to help resolve problems and to identify areas that could improve your practice. Following this, you may receive a written report outlining recommendations that your practice may wish to consider. In most cases a follow-up meeting is also scheduled to discuss the recommendations and answer questions that you may have.

Why Choose PractEssentials Consulting Services?

  • Knowledgeable consultants with hands-on physician practice management and North Carolina health plan’s reimbursement experience.
  • Resources and services offered by PractEssentials are carefully scrutinized to be timely, accurate, and practical for busy physician offices.
  • NCMS reputation for producing high-quality products and services.
  • Discounted fee structure for North Carolina Medical Society members

To learn more contact PractEssentials:
Franklin Walker or Terri Gonzalez
Phone: (919) 833-3836

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(919) 833-3836
(919) 833-2023
Services:  Meaningful Use Risk Analysis; HIPAA/HITECH Security Risk Assessment; HHS/CMS Audit Preparation; Staff Training; Webinars

EHR 2.0 offers comprehensive healthcare compliance services to medical practices and organizations using electronic patient records.

We assist in securing the IT infrastructure in compliance with HIPAA, HIPAA Omnibus Rules/HITECH rules and educate healthcare workforce about the regulations.

We use the National Institute of Science and Technology’s (NIST) standards, methodology and best practices guidelines to set up a security program in compliance to HIPAA & HITECH Privacy, Security & Breach Notification Rules.

Our services help protect the confidentiality of PHI, the security of PHI and puts in place breach notification standards and procedures as per the regulations.

Our Security Consultants are certified in CISSP, CISA & CISM.

Compliance regulations and guidelines of HIPAA & HITECH require health care organization to conduct regular Security Risk Assessments in order to identify reasonably foreseeable risks that – if left unchecked – could lead to unauthorized disclosure, misuse, alteration, or destruction of confidential information.

A Security Risk Assessment determines what type of controls are required to protect assets and resources (physical locations, networks/servers, staff, etc.) from threats – allowing your organization to reduce exposure and maintain an acceptable “risk tolerance”.

The Security Risk Assessment process evaluates the likelihood and potential damage of identified threats, measures the individual risk level of each asset as they relate to Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA), and then gauges the effectiveness of existing controls to limit the organization’s exposure such risk. Results help the organization identify which assets are most critical, provide a basis for prioritization and recommend a course for remediation.

What are the consequences of not conducting a thorough Security Risk Assessment?

  • Non compliance Regulatory Penalties
  • Patient data compromised
  • Legal Implication
  • Loss of Job
  • Loss of Reputation
  • Practice listed in the “Wall of Shame” on HHS’s website

Health care organizations have a responsibility to implement and maintain a formal Security Risk Assessment process to identify and evaluate risks and protect patient data.

Talk to EHR 2.0’s Certified Security Consultants today about getting HIPAA & HITECH ready.

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(802) 448-2255

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