Challenges and Opportunities of Durable Medical Equipment Practice (DME)

The necessity of Durable Medical Equipments (DMEs) had never been so high – in U.S. 30% to 54% of those over 65 years have some form of disability; around 75% to 90% of such disabled require some form of DME to keep them mobile or enabled.  It is also estimated that around 1.5 million people […]

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Focusing On Patient Care amidst New Technology Changes While Medical Billing

Over the last few years, medical billing has undergone a lot of changes, with emphasis on the IT systems, for the smooth & efficient processing of insurance claims and timely payments to doctors & other healthcare professionals (HP). In 2009, the Obama administration pledged $19 billion funds to health care information technology. The use of […]

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Billing “Urgent Care” As It Emerges As One of the Fastest Growing Specialties

Urgent care is fast developing as a viable alternative to what has traditionally been known as “family practice”. The main reason behind this new-found fancy is that physicians can now operate from designated facilities without having to trek around offices, nursing homes, and hospitals. Additionally, urgent care centers are preferred to other similar types of […]

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Coping with Diverse Medical Billing Challenges in different States

Like in any service sector, medical practitioners’ sustenance and growth has always hinged on their ability to adapt and reinvent themselves to the evolving market scenario.  While they have been quite enterprising enough to demonstrate the requisite character, the magnitude of healthcare reforms unleashed by the Federal Government, and its possible impact on their revenue […]

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Challenges Faced by Physicians in 2012: An Overview

The hurdles faced by physicians in 2012 are not just limited to core medical issues but are also spread across almost all the facets of the health care delivery system. The changing nature of medical practices, changes in Information Technology and in other departmental processes is changing the face of the healthcare industry. Here are […]

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Average Single Specialty Practices Cater to 42-49 Percentage of Medicare Populace!

That means nearly half of your total patient population comprises of Medicare beneficiaries.  And, you could have remained indifferent as long as Medicare’s reimbursements continued to be as normal as private health insurance reimbursements. While physicians’ have remained immune to its impending backlash thus far, they may not be so lucky henceforth; the Federal Government, […]

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Practicing Medicine in Multiple States: Inherent Medical Billing Challenges

Contrary to single-location practices that were the norms during olden days, the recent trend has been the exploring of practice opportunities in multiple locations. It is not strange for a medical practice/clinic/hospital to expand its operations beyond the original location once it has built up a considerable reputation. Moreover, multiple-location operation has its own advantages: […]

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Driving Patient Engagement Through Healthcare-Based Social Media

From seemingly innocuous platforms for personal interaction amongst registered community members, social media (comprising Face Book, Twitter, and other interactive sites) has emerged as a powerful channel for marketing. In fact, its business-utility has grown to so much that it has evolved to be a parallel channel to the traditional mode of advertising of products […]

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The Impact of Hospital Billing Processes on Patients’ Longer-Term Satisfaction

The sway that business offices can have on reference patterns amongst consumers is a tactical opportunity as the insurance market moves to high deductible plans and hospitals take in new physicians into their business. According to a survey conducted by Connance in 2011 Americans who received hospital services in the past 2 years, merely 21% […]

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The Impact of Staff Turnover on Physician Medical Billing

Staff turnover in any medical practice or hospital can have detrimental repercussions financially as well as qualitatively when it comes to providing healthcare. However, it cannot be denied that staff turnover or attrition would always be present in any practice or hospital; keeping it in control is important for ensuring long term pecuniary benefits and […]

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