Monthly Archives: July 2011

Assess the capability of your workforce: Is your clinic administration in the right hands?


 The capability of your workforce as a physician is directly impacted by the number of people you hire and the efficiency of the staff. Ideally every business entity needs to find the right balance between the number of people employed … Continue reading

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The Need for a Long-Term Solution to the Perennial SGR Problem


 The decade old uncertainty over fixing a permanent solution to Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) is set to continue with the House deciding not to set off the accumulated deficit (25% for 2011) against primary care physicians till the end of … Continue reading

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Towards Realizing Medical Data Integration Nationally


 The benefits of Integrating Medical Data nationally can be far-reaching. Given its multi-applicability, Macro-level Medical Integration Of Data can enable enhanced medical service and cost-efficiency, privacy compliance as per HIPAA, transparent billing and coding as per CPT, ICD-9, & HCPCS … Continue reading

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Redefining the Role of Billers and Coders in the Wake of Ensuing Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Act


 Amongst the many farsighted health reforms that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) has floated is the concept of Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Believed to be a cost-controlling measure on public health expenditure, ACO is a … Continue reading

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Negotiating Payer Contracts for Physicians


 The importance of negotiating or renegotiating payer contracts has drastically grown after the recent health care reforms. This is because insurance companies are being reined in by the government and may see a decline in profits. This presents a good … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Better Denial Management for Physicians


 Denial management is one of the crucial aspects for a physician and can assist in improving the revenue cycle management. This can not only reduce errors while managing claim denials but also help in increasing the physician’s revenue. This process … Continue reading

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Practice management Software – Benefits for physicians


 Practice Management Software (PMS) can be a powerful tool for physicians since it can optimize administrative and financial activities in order to directly increase revenue and save time. A flexible and efficient PMS allows billers and coders to view Remittance … Continue reading

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