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3 Effective Tips for Medical Practices to Enhance Patient Engagement

Harold Gibson

Increasing patient engagement levels has been found to have a significant impact on the overall general health and comfort of the average patient. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is for a medical practice is to use everyday words and phrases in conversations with patients rather than relying on medical jargon that may not be understood. Fortunately, modern technology is streamlining certain aspects of patient care to the extent that primary health care providers are able to spend more of their time with patients. One-on-one time between providers and patients has been found to have a substantial positive impact on patient health and well-being.

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Topics: Medical Billing

Everything you wanted to know about Meaningful Use Stage 2

Harold Gibson

Is your medical practice a bit confused by the requirements it needs to meet to demonstrate meaningful use in Stage 2? After all, there are 17 core objectives that must be met in addition to three menu objectives. That's a total of 20 objectives that must be met in order to qualify for Medicare payment incentives. Here's a quick look at a few tips you should know to get the most out of your meaningful use in Stage 2 (MU2).

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Topics: EHR

What Is the Connection between Obamacare and ICD-10?

Harold Gibson

The upcoming implementation of ICD-10 on October 1st, 2015 has led to concerns about how medical offices and the medical billing industry will be affected. Some have associated the updated medical classification list with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, believing that the ACA is responsible for coming up with this change to medical coding. Here’s a closer look at the facts behind common misconceptions about ICD-10 and Obamacare.

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Topics: ICD-10

ICD-10: First Step is Improved Medical Documentation

Harold Gibson

Knowledge is power in American healthcare, and the better caregivers are at spreading knowledge, the higher the standard of care. The new ICD-10 regulations have the potential to streamline healthcare through improved patient encounter recording, but only if hospitals and caregivers implement it properly.

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Topics: ICD-10

Finally ICD-10 is Coming!

Harold Gibson

It is as official as it can be. Despite efforts by the American Medical Association (AMA) to push back the ICD-10 implementation date for a fourth time, any further postponement is highly unlikely. All medical providers need to begin using the new codes on October 1, 2015. Those who are not ready yet need to pull out all the stops to get ready.If this means upgrading software to accommodate ICD-10, then upgrading must be done. There will be some accommodations for erring when submitting the wrong ICD-10 codes, but there will be no allowances for submitting claims with ICD-9 codes.

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Topics: ICD-10

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Founded in 2002, M-Scribe is a full service Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Company. We provide all types of claims billing services integral to healthcare delivery system.

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