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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

Improve Patient Billing Experience in a Medical Practice

Patrick Dougherty

While many practices often think about revenue cycle management from a dollars-collected standpoint, looking at the patient’s satisfaction with their financial experience is critical, too. In fact, improving patients billing experience should be a priority for revenue cycle managers, administrators, and leaders. Often, at the crux of that goal is redesigning patient bills, so they’re easy to understand and take action on when patients receive them. 

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Topics: patient billing experience

Secure Payment Processing to Protect Patient Privacy

Patrick Dougherty

HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules specify 18 data elements that an individual could use as a means to determine a patient’s identity. The majority of this vulnerable data are easily understood (e.g., name, address, phone number, etc.) and can be applied to nearly any business, however, there are some elements that relate specifically to the healthcare process, including a patient’s insurance information and medical record numbers. One area that is especially vulnerable for all businesses, including medical practices, and physicians is payment processing.

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Topics: patient privacy

10 Ways to Grow Revenue for Senior Living Facility (SLF)

Patrick Dougherty

Ensuring your senior living facility is profitable can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. You have to make sure your current residents are happy consistently and also always to be looking towards working with families to bring in new seniors as space opens up.

Thankfully, there are many small things you can do to help make the process just a bit easier. Here are ten ways to grow revenue for your senior living facility.

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Topics: Grow Revenue for Senior Living Facility

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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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