How Medical Billing Consultants are Crucial to Credentialing with Medicare & Medicaid?

Over the years, Credentialing has become an indispensable thing to medical practitioners’ sustenance and growth; so much so that it is impossible to think of undertaking medical practicing without a valid credentialing from the authorized health agencies. Today, credentialing, as much as a mandatory requirement for commencing and running clinical operations, is also physicians’ passport […]

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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. In fact, the shortage of general surgeons is getting worse and is projected to worsen […]

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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 sources for medical billing solutions.” The recent decision by the U.S. Department of Health and […]

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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 ICD-10 system, your practices needs to be equipped with EHR/EMR that meets HIPPA 5010 standards […]

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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 sourcing learning materials. The combined effect of these two factors would doubly affect their revenues […]

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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 happen to be distinctive innovative.” As EHR compliance becomes mandatory and moves to a higher […]

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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 and the difference in the processes that are carried out. Although about thirty percent of […]

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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 of such a delay. Moreover a Survey conducted among more than 50 senior healthcare professionals […]

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Medical Coding One of the Fastest Growing Sectors in Health Care: Coders Getting Certified!

Health information technicians are considered as one of the 10 fastest-growing allied health occupations according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), with Medical billers and coders being in high demand among the allied health occupations. Further increase in terms of job outlook is expected in the sector of Medical Coding with demand for […]

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Flexible Work Hours, Employment Options and Career Growth for Medical Billers and Coders

Various options in Medical billing and coding jobs provide ideal opportunities to billers and coders to choose from an array of different types of work environments giving them several opportunities along with flexibility in the rapidly growing health care field. According to a study by the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) to determine the […]

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