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Harold Gibson

Harold Gibson

Harold R Gibson is the Chief Financial Officer at M-Scribe - a healthcare revenue cycle management 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 to get your feedback/suggestions. Please email him at h.gibson@m-scribe.com.

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Coronavirus Billing and Coding Guidelines from CMS

Harold Gibson

As of April 5th, more than 1.3 million cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed across the world, and more than 61,000 people have died of complications due to the virus since the beginning of this outbreak. The COVID-19 infection may cause a range of illnesses. In some patients, it presents with few or even no symptoms, while others get extremely sick. Some of the common symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, and fever. 

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Topics: Telemedicine and Coronavirus

Telemedicine is the Best Way to Fight Against Coronavirus

Harold Gibson

Health care organizations and governments around the world continue to work to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Health care professionals are preparing for a widespread outbreak, taking measures to address the potential increase in patient volumes that may put a significant strain on medical equipment supplies and hospital care units. Through this preparatory phase, telemedicine is being considered and implemented as a way to engage with patients who are potentially infected, as well as those who need to stay home and avoid exposure. 

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Topics: Telemedicine Challenges, Telemedicine and Coronavirus

Telemedicine and Coronavirus: What Medical Practices Need to Know

Harold Gibson

With the increasing spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States, and the world, the way we’re practicing medicine is changing. Although telemedicine has been available (and billable) for several years, it hasn’t been widely adopted by many within the United States. However, that’s changing. 

As we continue to battle the Coronavirus, we’re going to see more hospitals, practices and patients using telemedicine. Practices need to be prepared to handle telemedicine demands and get up to speed on how to appropriately bill telemedicine. Here’s a closer look at telemedicine and the Coronavirus, and useful information and tips that every practice needs to know. 

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Topics: Telemedicine Billing, telehealth billing, Telehealth Coverage, Telemedicine and Coronavirus

Pros and Cons of Universal Healthcare aka Medicare for all

Harold Gibson

It’s a hotly contested topic in our country ahead of the next round of presidential elections: universal healthcare. But what does it really mean for medical practices and professionals? And why is it so important to patients?

While most doctors sit staunchly on one side of the line for or against a single-payer healthcare system, it does pay to understand both perspectives when deciding on an official position. Here are a few pros and cons of universal healthcare.

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Topics: Medicare for All, universal healthcare

What Providers Need to Know to Avoid Medical Billing Fraud

Harold Gibson

Telemedicine was intended to bring quality medical services to people unable to otherwise access care: the homebound, elderly, as well as rural and underserved communities.  When it works as intended, it’s a great tool in a provider’s toolbox. However, as with many other good intentions, there are always those who criminally seek to exploit the vulnerable as well as payers and the government for their own gain.

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Topics: medical billing fraud

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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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