ACCOUNTING vs. BOOKKEEPING

I graduated from Luther College from a double major in Accounting and Management [SHOUT OUT to all the Luther Alum around the world!] I entered a fairly common trajectory for an accounting graduate at the time (all documented in my LinkedIn profile – take a look). I took a position with a public accounting firm, [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:09-05:00June 24th, 2018|Business, Finance, Financial, Healthcare, Medical, Small Business|Comments Off on ACCOUNTING vs. BOOKKEEPING

Poignant Prosperity of Planning

Like most professionals in my lifetime I have participated in or led many small-scale and a few large-scale projects. Why does every organization have “project teams” or strategic projects going on? The answer is simple, for an organization strategic growth and continuous improvement is what keeps an organization healthy. Technology ages by the day, your [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:10-05:00May 14th, 2017|Business, Healthcare, Small Business|Comments Off on Poignant Prosperity of Planning

Provisions of the American Health Care Act – Part 1

Effect on Patients and Businesses The American Health Care Act rolls back individual requirements to carry health insurance. Two provisions of the AHCA would be retroactive to December 31, 2015 include: Individuals would not be penalized for being uninsured The Act would eliminate the employer mandate to provide coverage without a financial penalty Other provisions [...]

By |2017-03-18T20:08:51-05:00March 18th, 2017|Finance, Financial, Governments, Healthcare, Human Resources, Medical, Small Business, Taxes|Comments Off on Provisions of the American Health Care Act – Part 1

American Health Care Act 2017

The Republicans did it, they put out their “repeal” of the Affordable Care Act. Forty-nine days into the Trump administration the American Health Care Act was unveiled. I could launch into rhetoric about how flawed the bill is or how keeping key aspects of the ACA isn’t truly repealing it. Instead, I reflect on a [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:11-05:00March 11th, 2017|Finance, Healthcare, Small Business|Comments Off on American Health Care Act 2017

Personal Side of Broken Health Care

One thing all citizens of our divided country can agree on is the state of our healthcare system is broken. As a patient and a "consumer" of health care services, my out of pocket expense has increased consistently over the last decade at a pace far exceeding the cost of living index. I am making [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:11-05:00January 27th, 2017|Healthcare, Small Business|Comments Off on Personal Side of Broken Health Care

Are You Eligible?

Calls come in daily for new appointments. Some calls are existing patients and some are new patients. There may be patients waiting to check in. How fast can you get the patient an appointment and get them off the phone? Is this the correct way to measure customer service? Patients might become impatient with wait [...]

By |2017-01-07T16:17:39-06:00January 7th, 2017|Healthcare, Management, Small Business|Comments Off on Are You Eligible?

Uncertainty

There has been a lot of discussion of uncertainty in the wake of the election. The markets were up and down and then up again. On Wednesday, I saw the election results, continued to head to a 7am meeting. During that meeting I gave my resignation from my full-time position. I have always worked FOR [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:11-05:00November 13th, 2016|Business, Governments, Small Business|Comments Off on Uncertainty

Empowerment with Flexibility and Honesty

Today I sit and write from my home office looking at the change colors of our small forest. Such a beautiful time of year. A time of year with many moving parts. Soccer has ended. For many, winter sports are starting. We prepare ourselves, and with family, and friends for the upcoming holidays and changing [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:11-05:00October 30th, 2016|Management, Self-Improvement, Small Business|Comments Off on Empowerment with Flexibility and Honesty

Working Remotely

There is a strong case to be made for both you and your employees to work remotely. The average travel time to work (commute time) in the United States is 25.4 minutes. This of course depends on location here is a link to a great time-wasting tool that shows commute times throughout the United States [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:11-05:00October 23rd, 2016|Business, Human Resources, Management, Small Business|Comments Off on Working Remotely

Medical Payer Mix Mess

How many of us have been told by our financial planners we need to diversify our portfolios? As a business you need to do the same thing, except looking at who you are billing. Medical practices already have one of the most complex payment systems of any industry (except maybe the US Treasury for tax [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:11-05:00October 15th, 2016|Finance, Healthcare, Small Business|Comments Off on Medical Payer Mix Mess