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Predicting the scope of medical billing consultants after 2014 and beyond
Published on May 24th 2012 | Business
Although it has been quite a while since the Federal Government announced a series of far-reaching healthcare reforms, we are yet to experience their full impact across the healthcare continuum. And, ...
Physicians tackle HIPAA requirements and increased scrutiny by Government
Published on May 23rd 2012 | Business
The health reforms have not only affected the way in which healthcare is delivered but also the way in which information is shared among various professionals and entities in the health industry. Heal...
Meaningful Use’ Compliant EHR Technology Implementation – specialists’ perspective
Published on January 20th 2012 | Business
While specialist practitioners, such as Radiologists, Psychiatrists, Chiropractors, Urologists, etc. can claim exemptions and exclusion of certain objectives set out in the Meaningful Use Clause by CM...
Physician Credentialing: Worth Getting Right to Get Paid
Published on February 1st 2012 | Business
As physicians, despite your reputation for benchmarked medical services, you could be losing out when it comes to realizing medical bills reimbursed fully from respective health insurance carriers. An...
Driving Physicians’ Practices towards Accelerated EMR Implementation
Published on January 17th 2012 | Business
Notwithstanding the incentive bait for ‘Meaningful Use’, and penalty threat for ‘Non-compliance’, there has an encouraging statistics about migration from manual to digital form of healthcare ...
Paid-sick-days concept as a preventive option for Federal healthcare expenditure
Published on January 12th 2012 | Business
Coming at a time when Federal Government itself is promulgating radical healthcare reforms to tackle growing medical expenditure on public healthcare, and promote efficient and quality medical care to...
Fall in doctor office visits by patients under 65
Published on January 11th 2012 | Business
US physicians recently have been experiencing a gradual decrease in visits by privately insured patients younger than 65. IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, a health care research firm tracked ...
CMS encouraging physicians for health care reform innovation: grants offered
Published on January 10th 2012 | Business
At last someone is looking to cut healthcare cost innovatively- The Health Care Innovation Challenge program, announced on 14th November, last year is the most recent federal effort by the Center for ...
Increasing trend in Hospital Employment: Impact Physician Billing
Published on December 28th 2011 | Business
Health care reform, widely anticipated federal Medicare reimbursement cuts and a variety of changes in the physician workforce, are fuelling more and more physicians to move under the hospital’s umb...
Physicians to make the most of 5010 Enforcement Delay
Published on December 27th 2011 | Business
Physicians were mainly relieved with the announcement made by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of E-health Standards and Services (OESS) on 17th November, to delay enforcement of ...
Doctors contemplate opting out due to continued Medicare hassles
Published on December 23rd 2011 | Health
Physician participating in the Medicare program are scheduled to face a 27.4% cut in their payments, effective 1st January, 2012, and with providers anyway complaining about current reimbursement rate...
Tackling the challenges faced by Physicians while treating Geriatrics
Published on December 22nd 2011 | Health
The projected population of geriatrics is about 19.7 percent of the total population by the year 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In light of such projections, it becomes clear that ...
Revenue Cycle Improvements for Physicians and Clinics: an Overview
Published on December 12th 2011 | Business
The revenue cycle management process starts even before the patient visits a physician’s office or a clinic or hospital and ends when full reimbursement is realized. The scope for improvements in th...
Radiology Finding New Meaning in “Meaningful Use”
Published on December 9th 2011 | Business
Radiologists in the United States are currently facing a dilemma as far as “meaningful use” (MU) of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) is concerned. The American College of Radiology (ACR) IT and In...
Tackling the Demands of Gastroenterology Medical Billing in Illinois
Published on December 7th 2011 | Business
Like most of the states in the US, Illinois too boasts of quality medical services. Lying in the Midwest region, Illinois population, being the largest in the region at 12,830,632 as per 2010 census, ...
Strategic Realignment to Affordable Care Organization Model – providers perspective
Published on December 7th 2011 | Business
“While physicians embark on such transformational healthcare model, their quantum of Medicare reimbursement, and its amicable distribution among themselves is sure going to be complex issue. Given s...
Dealing with overpayments in your practice
Published on December 6th 2011 | Business
Simple it might seem yet given the time and the resources that such monitoring and reporting eventually consumes, physician practices can find it hard to take up such intensive scrutiny amidst the ove...
Shortage of Chiropractic physicians in US
Published on December 5th 2011 | Business
Chiropractors in the United States currently face numerous challenges and the recent health reforms have made a profound impact on this occupation. Moreover, the competition that it faces from other a...
Dermatologists’ Shortage in the US – a medical billing perspective
Published on December 5th 2011 | Business
Contrary to mounting demand, US healthcare industry continues to be plagued by shortage of dermatologists – the physician-patient ratio has grown to be so unhealthy that patients have to wait as lon...
Standards of ethical Medical coding: Part 3
Published on December 2nd 2011 | Business
Coding is one of the core functions, and due to the complex regulatory requirements affecting the health information coding process, coding professionals are frequently faced with ethical challenges. ...

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