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    Reduce Practice Risk Through the Do's and Don’ts of Documentation

    July 7, 2015

    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 protect your practice is the most simple: your pen. Each medical record in your office is a living legal document. Ensuring that all of the ...

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    Revisiting Eligibility Checks: Are You Doing Them Wrong?

    June 30, 2015

    We can’t stress it enough: checking a patient’s insurance in advance of each and every encounter is the number one way to avoid medical billing issues. So why do so many practices neglect them? To be ...

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    Navigating New Medicare Modifiers: Meet XE, XP, XS & XU

    June 4, 2015

    It’s not just ICD-10 that’s requiring medical billing and coding to get a lot more specific! In August, Medicare made it clear to providers that they recognized the inadequacies of the 59 modifier ...

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    Take Action by July 1 to Avoid 2016 Medicare Payment Adjustment

    May 15, 2015

    Payment adjustments for eligible Medicare-eligible professionals that did not successfully participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program in 2014 will begin on January 1, 2016. Medicare eligible ...

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    Why Are Docs Opting Out of Meaningful Use?

    May 7, 2015

    The Meaningful Use program – designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to speed up adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) – is not everyone’s favorite initiative. But ...

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    How to Craft a Better Medical Collection Letter

    April 29, 2015

    One of the most frustrating aspects of medical billing and practice management is patient collections. It’s a touchy situation – one in which you need to be firm in your approach but sensitive to the ...

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    Is Your Practice Ready for the Google Search Update?

    April 20, 2015

    The Mobile Friendly Google Update Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21, Google is making a major update to its mobile search algorithm that will change the order in which websites are ranked when users search ...

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    SGR and Doc Fix Update

    April 15, 2015

    Last evening, by a vote of 92 – 8 the Senate passed H.R. 2, legislation that would permanently repeal and replace the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula (SGR). There were six amendments offered ...

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    Start Preparing Today to Prevent ICD-10 Denials

    March 10, 2015

    October 1, 2015 – and with it, the mandated shift to the ICD-10 code set – is right around the corner. Though the implementation date has changed before (three times since 2009), there seems to be no ...

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    The 5 Questions You Must Ask a Medical Billing Service

    March 3, 2015

    If your practice is struggling with its revenue cycle, it may be a smart decision to outsource back office operations to a medical billing company. But the billing service you select will become more ...

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    Can Patient Education Improve Your Revenue ?

    February 24, 2015

    Medical practices are under pressure from so many formidable factors – dwindling reimbursements, crammed schedules, changing healthcare laws and regulatory requirements – that sometimes even the ...

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    Do You Know If You Are Upcoding?

    February 17, 2015

    Your practice would (hopefully) never deliberately overcharge patients, but you may be guilty of doing it nonetheless. Upcoding – the practice of coding and thereby billing at a higher level of ...

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    Stop Risking Your Revenue

    January 13, 2015

    Are you failing to spot the top risks to your revenue? With payer reimbursements continuing to decline, providers and medical practice managers know that they can’t afford to let revenue slip through ...

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