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Harold Gibson

Harold Gibson

Harold R Gibson is the Chief Financial Officer at M-Scribe - a medical billing service company. Harold is an accomplished healthcare professional with extensive experience in the medical billing and coding industry. You can follow him on Twitter @mscribetech. He is interested in getting your feedback/suggestions. Please email him at h.gibson@m-scribe.com.

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What Does Universal Healthcare Mean for Medical Practices

Harold Gibson

With Covid-19 changing the way healthcare operates, not only in the U.S. but also around the world, there’s a lot more talk about universal healthcare, also known as Medicare for All, but what could it mean for patients and providers? While the debate around Universal healthcare has been front and center for years, the growing healthcare needs of a country affected by a global pandemic has brought the topic to the forefront once again.

What is universal healthcare? How will it work? What would it mean for a medical practice? Here’s a closer look at a few things you may need to know.

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Topics: Medicare for All, universal healthcare

Decoding Common Denial Codes: Duplicate Claim or Service

Harold Gibson

Every medical practice deal with claims denials, which is a notice that the claim has not been paid for specific reason. While there are many different denial codes you may see from time to time, one of the most common denial codes is the denial for a duplicate claim or service. Unfortunately, duplicate claims are both counter-productive and costly for your practice, not to mention, they can end up getting you into trouble. Too many errors can result in the imposition of program integrity actions by the Medicare administrative contractor against your practice. This means it’s essential to learn more about this common denial code, how to avoid it, and what you can do when it does happen.  

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Topics: medical claim denials, claim denials, duplicate claim denial

Decoding Common Denials: Denial Code CO-97

Harold Gibson

Claim denials are one of the most significant barriers to efficient revenue cycle management. Denials not only require additional resources and time for reprocessing, but they also slow down your practice’s cash flow by delaying payment. Statistics show that around $262 billion in medical claims get denied initially, but even worse, more than 60% of those claims do not get reworked, which means that’s a lot of money down the drain.

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Topics: claim denials, Denial Code CO-97

Decoding Five Common Denial Codes in a Medical Practice

Harold Gibson

In these unprecedented times, we have been digging into some of the most common denial reason codes to shed some light on solutions that help your practice avoid costly denials. Unfortunately, claims denials are common, and they have a significant impact on your bottom line. We’ve rounded up five most common denial reason codes and offered helpful tips on how to solve them to reduce the number of denials you see coming back to your practice.

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Topics: medical claim denials, claim denials

The Future of Telehealth in the Wake of Covid-19

Harold Gibson

Within the past couple of months, stay-at-home restrictions and social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in a dramatic increase in the use of telehealth. In the past, telehealth was nice to have around and came with some significant restrictions, but the pandemic has propelled it forward. However, without telehealth reimbursement parity, the advancements made within the past months could be lost. This is why many providers are already letting policymakers know that the current changes in payment policies need to stay in place, even once the pandemic and corresponding public health emergency is over (or at least under control).

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Topics: telehealth after Covid-19

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A place for physicians and other healthcare stakeholders to share and discover information about everything related to running efficient medical practices.

Established in 2002 by a group of physicians, we are a national provider of medical billing services to group practices, clinics, and individual physicians. We also specialize in provider credentialing, payer contract reviews, and medical coding for a wide range of clients - from solo practitioners to multi-site, multi-specialty practices.

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