Category Archives: What We’re Reading

What We’re Reading – Boost Reimbursement through Improved Documentation: 5 Tips

Physicians and coders/billers need to be on the same page when it comes to getting claims processed and reimbursed correctly.  The key to this – and you’re probably sick of hearing it – is documentation.  Especially with ICD-10 coming around … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – How Practice Managers Can Alleviate Physician Stress

Stress has become a common factor in every household and business and we all need someone or something to lighten our loads so the weight of the world isn’t resting on our shoulders. This article focuses on physicians and how … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Three Additional Income Opportunities for Physicians

Today’s economy and low reimbursement rates are forcing physicians to put on their “entrepreneur hats” since they cannot solely rely on shrinking insurance payments.  This article provides some good suggestions for revenue generation that will help your bottom line and … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading: Four Easy Ways to Boost Patient Time of Service Collections

In this age of insurance plans with high cost-sharing (e.g., deductibles, co-insurance) requirements, a solid collections policy is critical for every medical practice. When practices are lax about checking patient eligibility for services and ensuring a complete picture of what … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Effective Cost Management for Your Medical Practice

Given our country’s limping economy, having an effective cost management plan for your medical practice is crucial to keeping your doors open.  This article offers guidance on how to accomplish this without sacrificing quality of care to your patients.  A … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Medical practice action plan: Overcome regulation overload

When you think of all the changes coming down the pike, it gets a little overwhelming, but don’t panic…. this article will ease some of the pressure and give you an action plan to make these transitions more bearable and/or … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Four things doctors actually like about ICD-10

As you may already know, the largest complaint about the ICD-10 is that it is “complex and highly specific” with almost three times the number of codes than ICD-9.  Although the 10th edition was introduced in 1992 and most developed … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – GAO recommends ending CMS bonus payment demonstration

From the website and different healthcare news websites. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), a nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, recommends that CMS should discontinue its quality bonus program demonstration. The reasons are the budgetary impact, lack of data to … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – CMS Creates New Tip Sheet to Help Specialists Meet Meaningful Use

Navigating through all the information and requirements to meet meaningful use, and to successfully complete the necessary attestation, can be confusing and – at times – complicated for many providers. This tip sheet gives a full introduction of the EHR … Read Full Post

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