Tag Archives: EMR / EHR / Health IT

CAQH and Insurance Credentialing

What is CAQH? Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare, Inc. (initialized as CAQH) is a non-profit organization incorporated in California as a mutual benefit corporation. It is essentially an online portal that stores provider information in a secure, collaboration database.  This … Continue reading

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Prominent Ambulatory Surgery Center medical billing functions are affecting your practice revenue

Compliance guidelines that govern the Ambulatory Surgery Center’s reimbursement are wide-ranging, complex and ever-changing. Hence, it’s important for ASCs to hire or partner with Ambulatory Surgical Center billing and coding management consultants who understand the legal rules placed on ASCs, … Continue reading

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General Coding Guidelines for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that involves abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile or porous bones. Without appropriate treatment, osteoporosis can worsen. As bones get weaker and thinner, the potential risk for fractures increases. Documentation is very important … Continue reading

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Increasing Your Practice Revenue by Adding New Patients Using SEO

As we all know, in the current age of the internet, having a website for your practice is a must. But if your website is not properly optimized then you would fall behind the competition.  SEO stands for ‘search engine … Continue reading

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Have Your Patients Got New MBI (Medicare Beneficiary Identifier)?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is mailing the new Medicare cards with the MBI in phases by geographic location. There are 3 ways you and your office staff can get MBIs: Ask your Medicare patients: Ask your … Continue reading

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Improved Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Guidelines

ICD-10-CM implementation brought several significant changes to the OCG (Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting) with regard to Chapter 9 (Diseases of the Circulatory System) I.C.9.e Acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Preparing yourself for coding updates based on MI type is … Continue reading

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3 ways for health care providers to get patients’ MBIs

Medicare has come up with a new revelation this time. It is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. The initiative from Medicare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will help prevent the fraud, fight identity … Continue reading

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