Marketing Update

July 3, 2019

We continue to get fantastic feedback through our new reputation management program.  We began with a pilot in mid-December with 70 providers. In the last 6 months, Starling providers have…

Read more

Starling Labs Shares Updated Values

July 3, 2019

State law mandates that if there is a critical lab, it needs to be resulted and signed off by a physician within 60 minutes.  If the physician does not respond…

Read more

Communication Based Guidelines

June 17, 2019

Click here for presentation that was delivered at the IM meeting. It provides guidelines and code components for communication based services.

Read more

Important Updates & Guidance

June 6, 2019

Kara Olson, Director of Clinical Transformation & Informatics, provides four useful documents: ProHealth and Connecticut GI physicians have been updated with their practice name to aid in searching. Click here…

Read more

Reputation Management Pilot

May 10, 2019

Our Reputation Management pilot has been a big success. Since December, there have been 3,426 new online reviews with an average star rating of 4.9 out of 5.0! We started…

Read more

Raising Minimum Salary

May 10, 2019

At the February Starling Board meeting, the Board was informed that a number of the medical employers in the area including Hartford Healthcare were increasing their minimum salary to $15…

Read more

Hear What Your Patients Are Saying

March 1, 2019

This month, providers in our reputation management pilot received 689 online reviews, with an average star rating of 4.9 out of 5.  Click here to see examples of the positive…

Read more

Update on Our New Reputation Management Tool

January 14, 2019

In mid December, we piloted a new reputation management software with 70 providers across specialties. Within 24 hours of visit, patients receive email or text alert with short survey. Those…

Read more

Sponsorship Requests for 2019

January 11, 2019

If you would like to request corporate funding for an event or cause, please complete the following form. Our marketing committee reviews requests 2-3 times a year to determine what…

Read more

Free online CME courses

December 4, 2018

As a COVERY policyholder, you have access to complimentary online CME courses through MED-IQ®.  Courses are designed to improve the understanding and performance of healthcare providers and medical practice staff…

Read more

Quest Now Allowing Patients to Order Tests

November 30, 2018

Quest Diagnostics has recently implemented a new option allowing patients to select and order their own lab tests online, without physician involvement. Quest promises quick, convenient results, all overseen by…

Read more

New Medicare codes/fees: Communication-based services

November 28, 2018

Starting in January 2019, providers can bill Medicare for time-based codes for interprofessional consults that do not include a face-to-face interaction with the patient.  The wording is “interprofessional telephone/ internet/…

Read more

Using Microsoft Office at Home

November 14, 2018

It turns out that with the Microsoft licenses we need here at work, you can use Office at home for no additional cost on multiple computers. Follow the steps below:…

Read more

Our Revenue Cycle Department is Here For You

November 5, 2018

The RCD has been working this year to implement new products and applications to make Starling a stronger and more efficient company. Many of these systems have complicated technical components and…

Read more

Introducing A New Reputation Management Program

October 10, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Starling is piloting a new Reputation Management program. Here is some information about this exciting initiative. What is Reputation Management? Reputation management refers to…

Read more

How Well Do You Know Starling Physicians?

September 14, 2018

Now is an exciting time for our organization. We continue to enhance our services offerings, increase our locations, and bring on talented providers. Take the Starling Quiz to see how…

Read more

Calling on Content Experts

September 13, 2018

At Starling Physicians, we have a tremendous amount of knowledge across the healthcare spectrum. We would like to share your expertise with current patients, potential patients, and the general public. …

Read more

Emotional Support for Providers

April 23, 2018

Coverys offers providers with access to free and completely confidential emotional support services. Details are below including contact information.

Read more

Meet our new providers

April 19, 2018

Dr. Gilbert Ching, Cardiology Dr. Gilbert Ching attended the University of the Philippines for undergraduate and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, graduating cum laude prior to earning his…

Read more

Sponsorship Requests

April 4, 2018

If you would like to request corporate funding for an event or cause, please complete the following form.  Please make a request several weeks prior to an event. Completed forms…

Read more

Now Considering Spring Sponsorship Requests

January 23, 2018

The Marketing Committee will be meeting in mid-February to review marketing progress and strategic goals for 2018.  We will share highlights from our discussion on this portal. One of the…

Read more

Welcome New Providers

January 23, 2018

We are pleased to introduce the following individuals: Dr. Elliot Zweig Dermatology Dr. Elliot Zweig is a highly respected dermatologist who has been in practice for over 35 years in…

Read more

Operational Improvements for 2018

December 21, 2017

We continue to enhance our communications with our patients.  Starting in 2018, patients will be asked to provide an email address or cell phone number when checking in for appointments.…

Read more

Quality Update

August 17, 2017

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Meaningful Use (MU) reports were submitted on time for all Starling eligible providers to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). MU…

Read more

Operations Update

June 27, 2017

New courier Service:  Lab Logistics went live on Monday, June 16th increasing administrative mail pick up and drop off in Glastonbury, Bloomfield, and Granby. We will continue to expand the…

Read more

EHR Webinar To Increase Physician Efficiency

June 19, 2017

Please review this webinar relating to v11 note.  There will be an overview of the new clinical desktop view and the optimized workspace. The webinar provides valuable information on the functionality…

Read more

Getting Hands on to Help Families in Need

June 6, 2017

Starling was proud to hold our first toiletry drive to support Hands on Hartford – a social service nonprofit organization that serves Hartford’s neediest residents in the areas of food,…

Read more

How To Access Free Coverys Education Programs

May 19, 2017

Please see the instructions below to access this exciting benefit through Coverys;  As a Coverys policyholder, you have access to specialty specific on-line education courses that provide eligibility for premium…

Read more

Important E&M Updates from National Government Services

April 12, 2017

National Government Services (NGS), our local Medicare carrier, has posted some changes to its previous publications surrounding three important areas of Evaluation & Management coding and documentation guidelines. Consultative Services:…

Read more

Health Insurance Results for 2016

January 17, 2017

Starling closes the books on the first full year of combined health insurance with mixed results. Overall, the health insurance total expense was 4.1% under budget, which is about $300K…

Read more

Looking for Doctors to Share Your Expertise

January 9, 2017

At Starling Physicians, we have a tremendous amount of knowledge across the healthcare spectrum. We would like to share your knowledge with current patients, potential patients, and the general public. …

Read more

“Incident To” Billing: When & How?

September 1, 2016

“Incident to” services are defined by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as: services that are furnished as an integral, although incidental, part of the physician’s personal, professional…

Read more

TigerText Update for CMG Branch

July 28, 2016

Below is message from Christopher Phillips at NPS regarding CMG Branch TigerText. The second wave of account activations to complete the CMG Branch migration from the Hartford Healthcare TigerText account…

Read more

Facebook: A Powerful Communication Tool

July 27, 2016

Social media allows providers at Starling Physicians to engage with your patient population, share your expertise, and provide important updates. We currently have Starling pages on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and…

Read more

Maintain A Strong Online Presence

July 12, 2016

Patients are searching for you online so it is important to make sure your online presence is accurate. Online review sites provide important information about your areas of expertise, training,…

Read more

Certification of Medical Assistants

June 30, 2016

Participation in Medicare’s incentive programs will continue to change the way Starling and other leading group’s practice as we have seen with the increasing challenging Meaningful Use measures. As we…

Read more

Revenue Cycle Department Updates

June 24, 2016

The RCD went through a huge transition in January which included merging two billing offices with different workflows, building a new data base for practice management and billing, and credentialing…

Read more

Updating your provider profile

June 30, 2016

Provider profiles on our website provide valuable information about your background, experience, and interests. This can be useful for patients when selecting you as a provider, and can be helpful…

Read more

Email Security

June 13, 2016

Below is an important update from Dr. Larry Koch, Medical Director. When e-mailing within the starlingphysicians.com e-mail system, the content of your e-mail is protected. If you are e-mailing to…

Read more

Updates to Grove Hill Phone Systems

June 9, 2016

The Shore Tel phone systems implementation is moving along. Our first go-live was ENT in May.  The second implementation was on June 8thin Integrative Pain Management, OB, IM and Pediatrics…

Read more

Compliance Committee Members

June 7, 2016

Physicians Larry Koch, MD  – Medical Director, Chairman Maria Briggs, MD  – Physician Representative, Obstetrics & Gynecology Michael Deshaies, DO – Physician Representative, Internal Medicine David Fenton, MD  – Physician…

Read more

Compliance Committee Mission Statement

June 7, 2016

Starling Physicians is committed to providing comprehensive education and timely communication to our physicians regarding coding regulations, guidelines and documentation requirements. The Compliance Committee has been established to review CMS…

Read more

Sharing the Starling Story

June 2, 2016

This is an exciting time for Starling Physicians – the integration of two leading healthcare providers who are now even better together. A strategic marketing plan has been crafted to…

Read more