Lessons learnt in Medical Billing from 2015 to Improve on in 2016

Health providers have not always been meticulous when it comes to patients billing, and have suffered reimbursement setbacks. Added to this, were wrongly coded claims, no timely follow-ups with denial claims and A/R billing. However, with the changing healthcare reforms, CMS rules and regulations, and the ACA act, popularly known as the Obamacare Act, physicians […]

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Health Care Industry Highlights-2015

As we move to a close of 2015, the healthcare Industry has seen a lot of ups and down, and changes that although seemed to threaten disruption, but have created just minor ripples. Here is a fleeting glance at the industry CMS & Reporting requirements In January 2015, Medicare announced that it would ramp up […]

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Do you Really Need Health IT for your Practice? Take the Quiz!

Time and again, the implementation of Information Technology (IT) systems in several industries have been known to increase efficiency, quality and cost-effectiveness. The same principles apply for the US healthcare industry too. However, most healthcare providers are slow in implementing IT systems due to high costs, lack of technical know-how/system usability, or due to the […]

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Are Cardiologists Becoming Too Dependent on EHRs?

Electronic Health Records have created quite a stir in the medical field. Its introduction has made life easier for the medical fraternity. Initially, though, it was not widely accepted and physicians were a bit unsure of taking this new technology on board. But as time passed its acceptance increased and more and more physicians made […]

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Are ICD-10 and EHR Integration Your Top Concerns?

According to a survey commissioned by Navicure and conducted by Porter Research in February 2015, 81% of respondents feel that they will be ready by October 1, 2015 (the newly scheduled date of ICD-10) to implement ICD-10. 59% of physicians are concerned about ICD-10 cash flow impact and revenue. With so much concern over ICD-10, […]

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How can Physicians Use Mobile Devices to Boost Patient Care?

Smartphones have become an integral part of day to day life. As they say nowadays, “there is an app for everything”; it is true indeed. Nowadays there is an application for things ranging from reminders to calorie check to which medicine to take and what alternative medicines are available if the physician prescribed medicine is […]

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How many Physicians are already Submitting Claims Electronically?

Information technology is playing a major role in every field and the government is taking pains to extend its role into the healthcare sector as well. They have chalked out various policies and spent billions of dollars in the form of Medicaid and Medicare health programs so that healthcare information technology (HIT) is used widely. […]

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Is Your Staff Trained to Use the Latest Medical Technology?

Patient safety issues can arise if doctors implement a new technology without adequate analysis of how their staff will interact with the new devices. It is not a new medical device that is problematic always but how the new technology is understood by the staff, tested and integrated in the process of care-delivery. Productivity demands […]

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Why Doctors Love or Hate EHR

When implementing new and innovative ideas, one is bound to face some hurdles, although the change is for the better. The same applies for administration of EHR and medical billing services in the health sector. Technological change, especially for EHR, has gathered a sweet-sour reaction among many doctors, healthcare providers, physicians, clinics and other facilities. […]

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EHR Usage Tips for best Medical Billing and Coding

The Obama government is making every possible effort to digitize the entire process of medical record keeping. Apart from increasing administrative efficiencies and reducing healthcare costs, adoption of EHR has been helping practices prevent careless billing errors. According to a New York Times analysis of Medicare data from American Hospital Directory, Medicare payments increased by […]

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