Avenue for Optimizing Dental Practice Revenue

Unprecedented increase in qualified dental practitioners, technological advancement, and market-driven competition has all contributed to continual decrease in operating margins. The fact that dental practitioners, whose core-concern is to maintain highest standard in dental care, rarely find time or resources to address revenue issues has further compounded the issue. But, there exists unanimous consensus on […]

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Level of Preparedness for Smooth Transition to ICD-10

US Federal Government, which has earmarked October 1, 2013 as the deadline, has sought to replace the 30-year-old ICD-9 with the radical ICD-10 – believed to be harbinger of sweeping changes across all facets of healthcare organizations: providers, staff, processes, insurance carriers, and systems and technology. But, given the experience in other countries – UK, […]

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Professional Revenue Cycle Management Consultancy Services by Medicalbillersandcoders.com

MBC offers expert consultancy services to healthcare providers across the US for strategic, operational, and revenue cycle management, no matter the size of their organization. Viewing the dynamic changes sweeping through the healthcare industry, we have perceived an urgent requirement of professional support and assistance to healthcare providers to adapt to the latest regulations and […]

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Primary care Physicians to be the most affected by the proposed 30% CMS Cuts on Medicare payment for 2012

The physicians’ proposed fee schedule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2012 includes approximately 30% payment reduction in Medicare payments. If the proposed Medicare cuts become a reality, it may result in the primary care physicians, both government employed as well as private physicians, withdrawing from Medicare, as it is […]

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Latest Coding Resources and Products Available Online, for a Fee

Coding is a very crucial step in a clinic’s revenue cycle process and coders need to keep themselves updated with changing industry regulations and norms to remain competitive. But the question is how? The latest online coding resources offered by the American Medical Association have come as a blessing for the coders by providing electronic […]

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ICD-10 Implementation: An update for physicians and coders

The transition to ICD-10 is much more than a mere increase in codes and field sizes. The descriptions of diagnosis codes in ICD-10 may be very different to what coders are used to seeing and using in ICD-9. Therefore, the complexity in transition is significant and shouldn’t be avoided by medical coders. An easier and […]

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Synchronizing ePrescribing, PQRS, and EHR Criteria

There can be many issues with a conventional paper prescription issued by a doctor. To begin with, most chemists find it difficult to understand illegible handwriting on the prescription, leading to disbursement of wrong drugs or dosages. Secondly, patients may need to return to the doctor for changes in the prescription, such as, extending it, […]

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The Top 5 States for Physicians to Practice Medicine

The best states in the US for practicing medicine can be determined by taking a holistic view of the state of health care in that particular area and comparing it with other places. Some states are surprisingly physician-friendly while some may not be very suitable for physicians in certain specialties. The ranking can be based […]

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‘Meaningful Use’ completed its one year: How far has your practice reached?

Meaningful use of EHR or Electronic Health Records is one of the most discussed and debated topics in the recent heath care reforms. The main components of ‘Meaningful Use’ include the use of certified EHR technology for meaningful use such as ePrescribing, electronic exchange of health information to enhance healthcare quality, and submit clinical quality […]

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Assess the capability of your workforce: Is your clinic administration in the right hands?

The capability of your workforce as a physician is directly impacted by the number of people you hire and the efficiency of the staff. Ideally every business entity needs to find the right balance between the number of people employed and the profits or revenue that they help generate. This factor along with the efficiency […]

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