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4 Ways to Increase Patient Collections by Improving Front Desk

Patrick Dougherty

Even with all the payment changes over the past few years—shifting reimbursement paradigms under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), not the least among them—the need to maximize your window collections at front desk hasn't changed at all. 

In fact, it may even be more important now that deductibles, co-payments and coinsurance amounts are on the rise.

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Topics: Medical Practice Revenue

Safe Haven for Physicians; The Efficient EHR Experience

Aiden Spencer

With the ICD-10 grace period ended and talks of implementation taking the healthcare industry by storm, search engines are firing up around the globe. The search for an efficient, reliable practice management software is at its peak, and why shouldn’t it be? Not every EMR out there can conform to the brand new set of regulations making its way down the healthcare practices; physicians are looking for a safe haven.

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Topics: EHR

Framework for Negotiating Payer Contracts

Patrick Dougherty

The old adage, "If you don't measure it, you can't manage it," is definitely true when it comes to your insurance contracts. Collecting and maintaining data points, contact information, and contract details in one digital space, where it's easy to extract information and compare metrics, is smart practice for group administrators. 

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Topics: Medical Billing

Four Simple Steps to Reduce Medical Claim Denials

Patrick Dougherty

How does your practice stack up when it comes to denials? The AMA has been tracking and publishing denial rates for the major carriers, and for most practice administrators, the numbers won't be a surprise.

Take a look at the table below, which represents the average denial rates since 2008 (just the high-low range is listed):

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Topics: Medical Billing

Major Payment Changes for Lab Services on the Way

Harold Gibson

Individual Labs and practices offering lab services may be in for some game-changing payment shifts due to the latest final rule issued by CMS under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014. If you fall under the definition of an "applicable" lab, you'll need to report your private payor data for a specified six-month period to CMS and be prepared for the new payment policy starting in January 2018.

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Topics: Lab Billing

About this blog

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.

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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