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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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Measures, MACRA and MIPS explained: What You Need to Know

Harold Gibson

With the consolidation of the Merit Based Incentive Payments System (MIPS) and other quality programs into the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), effectively abolishing the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), implementation of these new changes and programs has caused plenty of confusion among various providers. As if staying on top of the latest medical trends while tending to patients isn’t enough of a challenge, tracking the various quality measures and scores is boggling to experts and practitioners alike.

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Topics: MIPS

Pain Management Billing and Coding: Common Mistakes and Challenges

Harold Gibson

There’s significant room for growth for pain management centers today, especially since the American Academy of Pain Medicine estimates that more than 100 million Americans are affected by chronic pain, which is far more than the number of patients affected by heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. While there’s potential for growth, some of the pain management billing and coding challenges make it difficult to thrive. Successful billing and coding is half the battle when you’re trying to increase practice revenue. Avoid common billing and coding mistakes to make sure your pain management practice is poised to grow and thrive in 2019

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Topics: pain management billing

5 Critical Things to Know Ambulatory Surgery Center Billing Services

Harold Gibson

Ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) are some of the fastest-growing medical services today. Unlike physician- surgeon or hospital billing, there are some things that you as well as your billing department need to know before filing a claim for services rendered through an ASC. Medicare often has different guidelines than some payers, for one thing, and the payers themselves often differ regarding medical necessity, approved procedures, or other filing requirements.

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Topics: Ambulatory surgical center billing

Helpful Tips to Prevent Denials in Nephrology Billing

Harold Gibson

With continued changes to codes and rules, professional coders and physicians alike often have a tough time navigating the complexity of nephrology billing and coding. After the significant changes that came with ICD-10, CPT codes and E&M guidelines have continued to change, leaving practices dealing with additional requirements from payers and required specificity. Unfortunately, small mistakes can add up to costly denials, so it’s crucial to learn how to avoid the most common nephrology billing and coding errors and discover some of the best tips for preventing denials. 

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Topics: Nephrology billing, Dialysis billing

Cardiology Billing and Coding – 2019 Changes and Best Practices

Harold Gibson

Cardiology practices, like other specialty practices, offer a variety of different services, including blood work, invasive procedures, and other interventions to patients in a variety of different settings. The charges for services are dealt with differently depending on where the services were provided – in same day surgery centers, in a hospital setting, or in the doctor’s office. Accurate Cardiology billing and coding require an excellent working knowledge of current coding rules, cardiology specific codes, and compliance standards. Even small mistakes in cardiology billing and coding can result in denials that lower your practice revenue. Get ready to reduce errors and improve practice revenue in 2019 by learning more about the coming changes and discovering some of the best practices and tips for cardiology billing and coding.  

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Topics: cardiology billing

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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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