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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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How Are You Handling Patient No-Show?

Patient no-show is a recurring problem for any medical practice or healthcare facility. As per the recent study, no-show rates in an outpatient setting can range between 22 percent and 35 percent, resulting in a loss of 15 percent of … Continue reading

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How to Utilize Patient Waiting Time for Better Patient Satisfaction?

Patients perceive long waiting times as a barrier to obtain medical services. Keeping patients waiting can be a cause of stress for both patient and doctor. Even though long patient wait time is not a good thing but activities like … Continue reading

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New Medicare Enrollment Application (For Physicians and Non-Physician Practitioners)

CMS received approval for a new Medicare Enrollment Application for physicians and non-physician practitioners (CMS-855I dated 12/2018). Many changes are minor; the major ones reduce provider burden: Eliminated reporting for advanced diagnostic imaging, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments number, and the … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Reduce Claim Rejections

A rejected claim contains one or more errors found before the claim was processed. Errors will prevent the insurance company from paying and the rejected claim is returned to the biller to be corrected. A rejected claim may be the … 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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