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    5 Tips for How to Prevent CMS Audits for Medical Practices

    October 12, 2021

    Part of treating Medicare patients is that your medical practice may be subjected to Medicare audits. These can lead to suspension of payments and Medicare fees if your medical practice isn’t up to snuff with current regulations and laws.  Unfortunately, healthcare waste, fraud, and abuse lead CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) to be ...

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    How to Manage Your Medical Practice's Online Reputation: 5 Smart Strategies

    October 8, 2021

    NCG is committed to helping customers improve medical billing performance to help achieve profitability and practice success. But in today’s healthcare landscape, practice profitability involves a ...

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    What You Need to Know About the Medicaid & Medicare Exclusion List

    October 4, 2021

    In 2019, more than 18% of Americans were covered by Medicare; in 2020 alone, Medicare’s budget exceeded $925 billion. This is an important population of the country for your medical practice, and ...

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    How Much Are Claim Denials Costing Your Medical Practice?

    September 9, 2021

    Claim rejections are incredibly costly - and anything lower than a 95% clean claims ratio means your medical practice is losing revenue and furthering your expenses by having to rework those rejected ...

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    The Importance of Tracking (and Lowering) Days in Accounts Receivable

    September 7, 2021

    How well do you know your cash flow when it comes to accounts receivable? Many medical practices allow their A/R metric to be a black box of misunderstanding, when in reality, it’s one of the most ...

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    Best Practices For Improving HCC Coding Accuracy for Value-Based Payments

    August 30, 2021

    As enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans increases, healthcare organizations need to be able to anticipate future healthcare financial resources and predict appropriate reimbursement for physicians. ...

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    Top Practice Management Trends of 2021

    August 25, 2021

    Medical practice management is a major undertaking that seems to become more complex and challenging with every passing year. Once a part-time job that was often delegated to a physician’s family ...

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    Should Your Medical Practice Consider Hiring Non-Physician Providers?

    August 23, 2021

    Running an efficient and streamlined medical practice means you have to make smart hiring decisions. Delivering the best patient care is, of course, your top priority, but do you need to exclusively ...

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    Best Practices for Minimizing Your Medical Practice's Cybersecurity Risks

    July 28, 2021

    With so many aspects of the medical field moving to a virtual telemedicine realm, cybersecurity protocols for your medical practice are more important now than ever before. Your medical practice ...

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    ASC Coding and Billing: How is it different from Physician Medical Billing?

    July 26, 2021

    There are hundreds of pages of regulations and updated legislation for medical billing - not to mention, thousands of nuanced billing codes! Navigating the ins and outs of one particular focus of ...

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    Common Revenue Cycle Management Mistakes - and How to Avoid Them

    June 18, 2021

    Running a successful and fiscally responsible medical practice involves many moving parts and pieces. One of the most critical factors to long-term success is having a streamlined revenue cycle ...

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    6 Tips for Improving Your Patient Education Resources

    June 14, 2021

    Have you ever visited the doctor’s office and noticed the colorful poster on the wall, or left with a pamphlet in your hand? These patient education resources enhance your visit by providing ...

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    The 2021 OIG Work Plan: Overview for Medical Practices

    June 11, 2021

    Since its establishment in 1976, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has been at the forefront of the nation’s efforts to fight waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid, and more than 100 ...

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