Medical Billing News

    What Are Designated Health Services? (+ How They Relate to Medicare Billing)

    September 21, 2022

    Don’t you love how easy it is to understand the Medicare billing process? There are hardly any acronyms or complicated regulations; it’s a breeze! Said no one, ever. As you likely know, Medicare billing is a process that takes time, attention, and at least a headache or two to work through. It seems like a never-ending wealth of information, ...

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    Keep Your Records Clean with SOAP Notes

    August 19, 2022

    Ever heard the phrase, “If it wasn’t written down, then it didn’t happen”? While that might sound extreme in some contexts, it’s the law of the land in the medical field. Medical documentation is an ...

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    Medicare Patients + Stark Law: What You Need to Know

    August 8, 2022

    If your medical practice treats patients covered by Medicare, then you already know there are countless regulations you need to closely adhere to in order to avoid any issues with the government. One ...

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    Medical Billing Vs. Accounting: Your Guide to Revenue Cycle Management

    July 29, 2022

    Operating a successful, enduring medical practice means you have to wear many hats and do more than just deliver quality care to the members of your community; you have to have an effective and ...

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    What Is a Hospitalist? (+ Medical Billing Tips for This Specialty)

    July 26, 2022

    While some areas of medicine aren’t apparent in their titles—such as a nephrologist, who deals with the study of kidneys—other areas give a better starting point for understanding what that field ...

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    How to Negotiate Physician Payer Contracts

    July 12, 2022

    Ask any healthcare provider about some of their biggest gripes, and — without fail — insurance reimbursement will be somewhere at the top of the list. Issues often arise for a myriad of reasons, ...

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    Principal Care Management: New Medicare CPT Codes

    June 3, 2022

    The goal of your medical practice’s presence in your community is to deliver great, high-quality care to your patients. Obviously, the type of care might be different from patient to patient, ...

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    Manage Medical Risk with These Guidelines for Medical Documentation

    May 12, 2022

    Even in today’s increasingly complex healthcare environment—where technology and new laws impact almost every aspect of medical billing and practice management—one of the most valuable tools to ...

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    E/M Coding: What Your Medical Practice Should Know

    March 23, 2022

    Evaluation and management coding, known as E/M coding, is a critical component of your medical practice since evaluation and management are likely part of any interaction you have with patients. As ...

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    Want to Maximize Your Revenue Cycle? 3 Reasons to Partner with a Medical Billing Firm

    March 14, 2022

    One of the key methods for ensuring the longevity of your medical practice is to maximize your revenue cycle. This cornerstone of your practice’s operations impacts every aspect from attracting new ...

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    What Is MACRA? How This Medicare Legislation Impacts Your Practice

    March 10, 2022

    When it comes to understanding Medicare and its relationship with your medical practice, there are countless acronyms and pieces of legislation to read up on. At NCG, we want to help decode these ...

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    What Is the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)?

    January 19, 2022

    If you’re a Medicare provider, then you might want to know about MIPS—a healthcare incentive program that helps gather data of quality and performance outcomes over time while rewarding medical ...

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    3 Tips for Making Patient Collections More Compassionate

    January 14, 2022

    Your medical practice can’t operate without receiving money for services rendered, whether from insurance company claims or patients paying out-of-pocket. Sometimes, over time, this process can feel ...

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