Medical Billing News

    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 value-based model. For several years, healthcare practices had to be comfortable with three major programs: Meaningful Use (MU), Physician Quality ...

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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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    Is Medicare Going Broke? 3 Trends to Watch

    December 29, 2015

    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 ...

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    Open Enrollment Is Upon Us. How Should You Handle It With Patients?

    December 14, 2015

    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 ...

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    Fee-for-Service / Private-Pay: Physicians Grapple With Changing Models

    December 8, 2015

    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 ...

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    Vendor Allies: The Partners Who Help You Optimize Payment Performance

    December 1, 2015

    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, ...

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