Monthly Archives: March 2012

Shortage of General Surgeons and its Effect on Hospital Revenue

The acute shortage of general surgeons is evident in the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics which states that only 5% of physicians were general surgeons in the year 2007, and the situation has not improved since. … Continue reading

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Implication of Stage 2 delay on Cardiology Practices – equipped with medical billing support

“Irrespective of the decision, it may be fool-hardy to assume that cardiologists themselves will be able to elevate their practices to the requisite demands of Meaningful Use Criterion. Therefore, it is becomes imperative that they avail proven services from credible … Continue reading

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Gauging your Medical Billing Company on ICD-10 compliant resource-capability

“As much as the intrinsic competencies of your medical billing companies, their ability to advise on EHR/EMR implementation for efficient clinical and operational management  should equally hold prominence. As HIPAA 5010 compliant EHR/EMR is the prerequisite to medical billing under … Continue reading

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Are Physician Practices in For a Spell of Revenue Loss During ICD-10 Transition?

“And when clinical and operational efficiency suffers on account of whatsoever reason, it gets reflected in terms of dwindling revenues. As if this cause and relationship is not enough, physician practices will have to contend with direct expenditure associated with … Continue reading

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AltaPoint EMR Version 11 – Reigning Supreme in the EMR market

“Reigning superiority over its closet competitors in every aspect of compliant and secure EHR performance, AltaPoint EHR/EMR Version 11 has built an enviable reputation in the EHR/EMR market. The qualitative features that lend AltaPoint competitive edge over its immediate competitors … Continue reading

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Health reforms and its Effect on Medical Billing in Hospitals and in Small Practices

The processes carried out in hospitals are very different from those carried out in small practices or solo settings. The difference does not just stop at the volume of care that is provided but is also related to the quality … Continue reading

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ICD-10 delay likely to cost healthcare industry billions: Proficient ICD-10 Coders in demand!

Even as the Department of Health & Human Services’ in order to reduce regulatory burdens, announced last month it would consider delaying the ICD-10 implementation deadline for certain entities, subsequent industry reactions depicted healthcare professionals being primarily not in favor … Continue reading

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