Addressing Challenges in Medical Billing for Chronic Patients

“As physicians deliberate on the efficacy of outsourcing medical billing companies services for chronic disease management services, they also need to be mindful of the credibility of their prospective service providers. In a medical billing environment, characterized by heterogeneous players, choice of a service provider can get as significant as the decision to go for […]

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The nexus between workload induced stress and diminishing revenue in hospitals

‘As if the accountability is not enough, they will also content with diminishing patient inflow and revenue generation. The sum of total of these two reactions would eventually tell on hospitals ability to sustain and grow amidst a highly competitive healthcare industry. And as health insurance becomes pervasive in healthcare industry, physicians will have to […]

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Hosted EHR model as a viable alternative to in-house EHRs

“As the application service provider (ASP) hosting model increasingly becomes popular amongst lone-standing and small clinical practices, EHRs hardware manufacturers have begun to offer EHRs platforms that are quite capable of hosting multiple clients at the same time without the apprehension about data overlaps or interchange. While they see an avenue for business augmentation, it […]

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Job Outlook for Medical Billers & Coders Looking Optimistic in Idaho, Florida & other US states

Various factors playing a role in altering the salary of a medical biller and coder including work experience, geographic location and type of employer, the job outlook for medical billers and coders in Idaho is very optimistic according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), mainly due to the growing healthcare trend in […]

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Providers preparing for 5010 Enforcement–Medical Billers and Coders need of the hour

Already halfway through the HIPAA Version 5010 noncompliance grace period and in this scenario it is imperative for doctors who still haven’t to utilize the remaining few days to upgrade to 5010, as non compliance of submitting electronic claims in the appropriate 5010 format post 1st April, 2012, will result in the Centers for Medicare […]

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Medical Billers & Coders Demand Spiked as US Healthcare Adds about 31,000 Jobs in January

Remaining resistant to the pressures of the economy, the healthcare sector has long been lauded as a recession-proof sector, including jobs involving no direct patient care – one of them being medical billing and coding. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – the healthcare sector jobs rose 0.2% to around 14.2 million […]

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The Significance of HIT to Small Practices’ Clinical and Operational Excellence

“As HIT systems provide timely access to patient information and encourage collaborative exchange of health information with  other providers, patients, and insurers, small practices can look to benefit in terms of effective and  efficient medical care delivery,  optimized operational expenditure, and maximized revenue generation.” The significance of Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) in today’s medical care […]

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A case of seasoned physicians’ affinity to EMRS

As seasoned physicians clinical schedule becomes more intense and time-consuming, EMRS may well become indispensable to complementing clinical, operational and medical billing Revenue Cycle Management Cycle (RCM).  Because of this necessity and the ability to afford EMRS related expenditure, mature physicians see value in adopting EMRS in their practices. Contrary to the popular perception of […]

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Upsurge in Migration to EHRS; Opportunities and Challenges

While this rapid transformation means ample business opportunities for competent technology providers, some of whom are already introducing second generation technology platforms; there also lies a challenge in aligning and customizing EHR platforms in congruence with individualistic needs of diverse medical disciplines.  Medical practices, on the other hand, will be required to orient themselves to […]

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Private practices withstanding healthcare reforms: Revenue Management

Private practices are facing many challenges and gone are the days when physicians could easily start their own practice in a small office. The complexities in the form of changing policies, added administrative work and changes in Healthcare IT has made it very difficult for physicians to start or maintain a small or solo practice. […]

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