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RCM Questions one should ask while reviewing a medical billing company

Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) is the core process of any healthcare practitioner providing medical healthcare services. Trying to focus on how to turn around your practice to help it make the revenues is not an easy task. Although your patient is your first priority, but coping with the changing rules & regulations can be a nightmare and cost you to lose a lot of revenue when claims are denied /rejected. And you have now come to the understanding, that healthcare is not just treating patients but it is a “business” to be run, something never taught in medical school.

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Smarter Medical Collections Can Improve Podiatry Practice Finance

Podiatric medicine or Podiatry like we all know is about diagnosing and involves surgical treatments of foot, lower extremity and ankle. Complex inclusive procedures, heavy use of modifiers and other challenges makes Podiatry medical billing bit complex.

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Will only the big giants of healthcare survive?

Healthcare is wide term that includes a range of undertakings- insurance coverage, workforce compensation, health information technology and drug administration. Thus, healthcare matters require a great deal of understanding, experience and manpower in order to be precise in delivering accurate solutions and as marketers in the field of healthcare, we need to have our finger on the pulse of each heartbeat. According to the 2016 CMS data, National healthcare expenditures rose 5.3 percent in 2014 to $3 trillion, accounting for 17.5 percent of gross domestic product. Also mentioned is the fact through a study from Avalere Health that hospital ownership of physician practices moved up 86 percent between 2012 and 2015.

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How is conducting HIPAA Compliance Risk Analysis Helpful for Physicians in 2017?

HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act of 1996, is a remarkably significant healthcare law that Medical Care providers need to be aware of. HIPAA is a federal law specifically designed to let portability of protected health information for billing purposes, so that health care industry has a proper billing across the country.

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Rich Americans live up to 15 years longer than poor peers, studies find

Increasing inequality means wealthy Americans can now expect to live up to 15 years longer than their poor counterparts, reports in the British medical journal the Lancet have found.

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Coding Rules for Modifiers 32 and 33 with CPT Codes in Medical Billing and Coding

There are a couple of modifiers in medical coding that are very rarely used. Two such modifiers are 32 and 33. These modifiers can only be used when there is appropriate documentation supporting the case. Here are some pointers on how to use codes 32 and 33:

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CMS Adds Information for Administrative Simplification

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a fact sheet to ipmrove understanding of HIPAA’s least-known provision, Administrative Simplification. The FAQ helps explain the three-pronged approach to simplification: electronic transactions, code sets, and unique identifiers.

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