3 Medical Billing Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to outsourcing medical billing at your practice, we know it’s a big decision that shouldn’t be made hastily. If you have questions for your prospective medical billing firm (and you should), you need them answered—clearly and quickly.
What EHR Software Does NCG Medical Work With?
For many medical practices, there is a common fear that billing services may not work well with their current practice management or EHR software.
How Can Outsourced Medical Billing Help My Radiation Oncology Practice?
When it comes to radiation oncology insurance billing, there are many vital issues that hospital-based physicians and radiation oncology standalone facilities face on a day-to-day basis. And with growing pressures on reimbursements, the need to hire an outsourced medical billing company has never been more critical.
How Your Practice Can Receive Maximum Compensation for Medical Billing
When it comes to managing medical billing, there’s a lot that can get left on the table. Between rejected claims, failure to resubmit claims and other similar billing issues, your medical practice could be missing out on a lot of money.
Is Mobile Texting a Do or a Don't in the Healthcare Environment?
From employees texting bosses to business owners texting customers, many of the unwritten rules and tentative boundaries that once defined who, and what, accounted for “appropriate” texting behavior have largely fallen away. Overall, that’s a welcome development for most folks who find the convenience, clarity, and quickness of texting preferable to voice-to-voice conversation.
Patients or Payers – Which Come First at Your Practice?
A high-functioning medical establishment – like any other business – should ideally operate like a well-oiled machine. Your office policies should be clearly defined, your staff should be trained to follow them, and your employees should be motivated to execute their responsibilities in line with expectations.
Is Medicare Going Broke? 3 Trends to Watch
When President Johnson signed Medicare into law on June 30, 1965, he said: "If it has a few defects, I am confident those can be quickly remedied." Quickly is a relative term… but more than fifty years later, more than a few defects remain.
Open Enrollment Is Upon Us. How Should You Handle It With Patients?
Open enrollment is upon us once again. How can two simple words create so much complexity?
Every November-December, medical practices, insurance companies, patients, and medical billing services face down healthcare’s least favorite season - and every year it seems to get more challenging for all parties involved.
Fee-for-Service / Private-Pay: Physicians Grapple With Changing Models
From low reimbursements to high deductibles to non-paying patients, doctors and medical practice managers have plenty to be frustrated about when it comes to the business of healthcare. Yet interestingly, their chief complaint has little do with earning less money than they deserve – it has to do with the trouble they go to in order to get it.
Vendor Allies: The Partners Who Help You Optimize Payment Performance
Amid dwindling reimbursements, ICD-10 challenges, and the rise of high-deductible health plans, medical practices are increasingly pulling away from payers. Some are switching to concierge care, others are testing the waters with self-pay patients and rate-card pricing, but almost all physicians and medical practice managers are expressing frustration at the changing healthcare landscape.