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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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Current Issues with ESRD and Dialysis billing

Harold Gibson

Dialysis is the procedure for removing bodily wastes when the kidneys’ functions are impaired and unable to do so. This takes place by diffusing from one fluid compartment to another across a semi-permeable membrane, and which can include hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, ultrafiltration and hemofiltration.

Out of these procedures, two – hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis – are the ones commonly used for treating End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

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Topics: Dialysis billing

What You Need to Know Before Changing Your EHR

Harold Gibson

Sooner or later it’s bound to happen that your once-fast and accurate EHR has become slow and full of errors, as well as not always receiving the updates necessary to keep it up to speed in processing your office’s claims or retrieving patient information. In last 5 years, more than 60 percent of users have replaced their EHR systems – a fact attributable to not only changes in the way claims are billed, including those ICD-10 codes,  but in rapid technological advances in both medicine and IT that have reduced the usefulness of many older systems.

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Topics: EHR

OB/GYN Billing and Coding: How to Avoid Claims Denials

Harold Gibson

Within changes in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and the implementation of ICD-10, many OB/GYN practices have faced medical billing and coding difficulties that have increased claims denials and slowed the practice revenue cycle. OB/GYN billing and coding comes with unique challenges because of the voluminous claims filing that comes with a practice that covers Obstetrics, Anesthesia for procedure, Gynecology, and Family Planning. If you’re practice is dealing with excessive claims denials that are hurting revenue, here’s a look at several strategies you can use to avoid claims denials and start improving revenue for your OB/GYN practice. 

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Topics: OB/GYN billing

State by State Telehealth Coverage Update

Harold Gibson

Insurance companies and CMS will be expanding telehealth coverage, as well as refining the definitions of what constitutes telehealth care and provider qualifications and restrictions based on new laws. Here are some of the latest telehealth changes from state and federal lawmakers:

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Topics: Telehealth Coverage

Population Health Reimbursement: What Providers Need to Know

Harold Gibson

What is Population Health (PH)?

More than 50 percent of all deaths each year are caused by stroke, cancer and heart disease.Population health became a concern for providers and payers due to the need to rein in the incidence and subsequent costs of treating chronic diseases as well as a shift from fee-for-service to value-based care models. It has been recognized by CMS and others for some time that fee-for-service (FFS) is becoming unsustainable, whether from a financial or medical view. For example:

  • Chronic diseases account for 7 out of 10 deaths yearly among Americans.
  • Diabetes, one of the most common chronic illnesses, is the main cause for kidney failure, lower-limb amputations and blindness in adults between 20 and 75.
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Topics: Population Health

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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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