Category Archives: HIPAA / ACA / ACO

Top 4 Reimbursement Questions Physicians must ask

With underpayments galore, and incentives that are not so very attractive, Medicare is proving to be adept at what it does best – lower the fees further with providers. Although the behemoth that Medicare is turns out in its favor … Continue reading

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5 Things to Improve Patient Satisfaction

Today’s healthcare system has initiated many new reforms, one of which is the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Up to 2010 around two-thirds of adults in the US reported having access to primary care providers, whereas three-quarters had stated having difficulty … Continue reading

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Does HIPAA Cover All the Personal Health Data?

Patients leave a lot of personal data in the world wide open network while using Internet search engines, electronic mediums of transactions like credit cards, cell phones, websites and home healthcare medical devices that are prone to virus attacks, etc. … Continue reading

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Issues of Ohio Healthcare Amendment

The Ohio healthcare amendment was created to give authority to the Ohio Health Care Uniform Pricing Board to administer the following: A system of fair and consistent pricing for the medical services provided Monitor if the health insurance companies spend … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act Changes to Affect Optometry Billing in 2014

As several key sections ofthe Affordable Care Act (ACA) are set to take effect this year optometry practices need to gear up to sail through the billing challenges. The primary focus of the ACA is to increase the number of … Continue reading

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Enhance Revenue Collection with Specialized Radiation Oncology Billing Services

Medical billing and collection process has become extremely daunting over the years. Whether you have an in-house billing department or you plan on outsourcing, it is extremely important to collect the payment due at patient visits. Similar to other specialties, … Continue reading

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Can Specialized Medical Billing Save Your Practice from HIPAA Violations?

There is a strong relation between medical billing and HIPAA as coding and billing specialists have to deal with sensitive patient information on a daily basis. They are required to handle, patient, provider and insurance information that should be kept … Continue reading

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