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    How to Simplify Physician Credentialing (+ Boost Practice Revenue)

    January 5, 2021

    If credentialing a new physician is on your healthcare practice’s to-do list, it’s probably the line item you’re dreading most. There’s not a medical professional among us who wouldn’t describe the physician credentialing process as tedious, time-consuming, and burdensome – the kind of onerous medical practice task that consumes far more office ...

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    Preparing Your Healthcare Practice for a Medical Billing Audit

    December 10, 2020

    If you’re happy with your practice’s reimbursements and you haven’t seen a recent spike in denials, you may feel like your medical billing operations are coasting along just fine. But even if that’s ...

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    Top 5 Medical Billing Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

    August 14, 2020

    Running a cost-effective, efficient medical practice requires a steady and reliable revenue stream. Unfortunately, that’s going to be challenging to achieve if your billing efforts aren’t optimized ...

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    5 Tips for More Productive Medical Billing

    August 12, 2020

    Timely, accurate, and full reimbursement is the most critical metric for keeping the lights on at your practice. But only around 80 percent of claims submitted are processed and paid on the first ...

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    MIPS 101: A Guide to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

    March 30, 2020

    In the decade following the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has been a variety of incentive programs utilized to help shift the healthcare industry from a fee-based model to a ...

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    Running a Medical Practice: A Guide to Growing Your Patient Base and Hiring the Best Talent

    March 12, 2020

    Thanks to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, there are nearly 20 million more insured individuals in America’s health insurance system than there were in September 2013. There’s arguably never ...

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    Denying Denials: Best Practices for Avoiding Claim Denials

    March 6, 2020

    The start of a new year is a wise time to revisit some of your practice’s most important metrics around financial health. Denial rate is one of the most significant indicators of your medical billing ...

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    What EHR Software Does NCG Medical Work With?

    September 5, 2019

    For many medical practices, there is a common fear that billing services may not work well with their current practice management or EHR software.  At NCG Medical, you can rest assured that our team ...

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    How Your Practice Can Receive Maximum Compensation for Medical Billing

    July 19, 2019

    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 ...

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    What Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management Services Are There?

    January 7, 2019

    The primary function of every medical practice is to provide care to its patients. However, every healthcare organization also has a critical secondary function—staying financially healthy. If you’re ...

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    Digital Patient Engagement: How it Affects Revenue Cycle Management

    June 7, 2016

    As the healthcare industry continues its shift toward outcome-driven care and value-based payments, practice-payer collaboration is key to revenue cycle success. But with so many payment-related and ...

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    Patients or Payers – Which Come First at Your Practice?

    January 26, 2016

    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 ...

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    ICD-10-Produced Problems: How to Manage the Ongoing Impact

    January 19, 2016

    After all of the industry-wide infighting and regulatory postponements that marked the years leading up to the mandated shift – at long last – to exclusive use of the ICD-10 code set, the ...

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