Monthly Archives: December 2011

Increasing trend in Hospital Employment: Impact Physician Billing


 Health care reform, widely anticipated federal Medicare reimbursement cuts and a variety of changes in the physician workforce, are fueling more and more physicians to move under the hospital’s umbrella. Hospitals employees are expected to increase in the next ten … Continue reading

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Doctors Contemplate Opting Out Due to Continued Medicare Hassles


 Physician participating in the Medicare program are scheduled to face a 27.4% cut in their payments, effective 1st January, 2012, and with providers anyway complaining about current reimbursement rates, the cut is likely to considerably impact both patients as well … Continue reading

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Physicians to Make the Most of 5010 Enforcement Delay


 Physicians were mainly relieved with the announcement made by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of E-health Standards and Services (OESS) on 17th November, to delay enforcement of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HIPAA 5010  transaction standards … Continue reading

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Tackling the challenges faced by Physicians while treating Geriatrics


 The Challenges in Geriatric Medicine The projected population of geriatrics is about 19.7 percent of the total population by the year 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In light of such projections, it becomes clear that physicians and … Continue reading

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Revenue Cycle Improvements for Physicians and Clinics: An Overview


 The revenue cycle management process starts even before the patient visits a physician’s office or a clinic or hospital and ends when full reimbursement is realized. The scope for improvements in the revenue cycle management process has been accentuated in … Continue reading

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Radiology: Finding New Meaning in “Meaningful Use”


 Radiologists in the United States are currently facing a dilemma as far as “meaningful use” (MU) of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) is concerned. The American College of Radiology (ACR) IT and Informatics Committee leaders and staff have met the National … Continue reading

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Tackling the Demands Of Gastroenterology Medical Billing in Illinois


 Like most of the states in the US, Illinois too boasts of quality medical services. Lying in the Midwest region, Illinois population, being the largest in the region at 12,830,632 as per 2010 census, offers endless opportunities for diverse medical … Continue reading

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