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EHR: Knowing when to upgrade and when to switch

Neeraj Jain

Evolving technologies for medical practices

The passage of the 2009 HITECH Act, tightening of HIPAA regulations and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as other changes and additions to the healthcare billing landscape underscored the need to purchase, install and continually update electronic health records systems to keep up with the heavier workload. Keeping software updated with the healthcare industry’s ever-changing policies and rules is often more than older systems, even when upgraded, can handle.

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3 Productivity Enhancers to Boost Your Medical Practice Bottom Line

Neeraj Jain

The new outcomes-based reimbursement paradigm under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) doesn't really change the underlying fact that a physician's most valuable commodity is his or her time. No matter the specialty, income is still dependent on the number of patients seen and the complexity of the services provided. 

According to a study by Medical Economics, primary care physicians (family practice and internal medicine) are working virtually the same number of hours they worked in 2013, yet incomes have dropped off significantly, due almost exclusively to the corresponding drop-off in number of patients seen.           

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Topics: Medical Billing

3 Ways Outsourcing Makes Sense for Medical Practices

Neeraj Jain

Medical billing has always been a highly specialized field, perhaps never more so than in the current era of healthcare reform and ICD-10. Billing technologies are changing, and the ever-increasing regulations and recordkeeping red tape require ever more attention to revenue management. With profit margins shrinking due to lower payments and higher compliance costs, it makes sense for many practices to embrace the economies of scale that come with outsourcing your medical billing.

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Topics: Medical Billing

Making Your Small office HIPAA Compliant for Ease of Medical Billing

Harold Gibson

Although new electronic HIPAA standards have been the law for some time now, some small offices are still having trouble moving beyond minimum compliance. While HIPAA electronic standards are meant to make medical records easier to access for doctors and patients, the rather high fixed costs of implementing some of the procedures may put some smaller offices behind the eight ball. Here are some of the ways that many small offices have compensated for a lack of budget, improving their compliance and making their records easier to access internally.

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Topics: EHR

How Consumers are Driving Reimbursement Trends in Medical Practices

Neeraj Jain

Higher deductibles and increased out-of-pocket costs for consumers

The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and related insurance reforms with reduced insurance premiums for those who qualify has resulted in many more insured Americans. The downside for healthcare consumers is increased personal responsibility for post-reimbursement costs as a higher share of the expense burden is shifted to users of healthcare services.

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Topics: Medical Billing

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A place for physicians and other healthcare RCM stakeholders to share and discover information about everything related to medical billing and ways to increase revenue.

Founded in 1999, 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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