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Practices can often feel helpless when it comes to working with payers. Here's how they can change that dynamic and become empowered.
10 Reasons to Outsource Medical Billing
It makes good business sense to outsource the billing for most medical practices. That said, the outsourcing must be to a competent billing service.
Finding Hidden Revenue in Your Fee Schedule
By reviewing your fee schedule and comparing it to accounts receivable, you may find hidden money that you didn't know about.
The Front Desk: Your Defense Against Claims Denials
Incomplete or inaccurate patient information can set the stage for a claim denial before a visit. Avoid these mistakes at the front desk.
Communication Key to Improving Physician Documentation
Lack of feedback from back to front office on coding issues perpetuates a cycle of denials. Here are five tips to help get claims paid the first time.
The Cost of Insurance Payment Policies on Public Health
A change in coding for behavioral screenings illustrates how payer payment policies negate any big-data promises of ICD-10.
Beef Up Your Practice's Revenue Cycle Management
Sometimes, you have to add a little muscle to the way your staff approaches patient payments and other collections for your medical practice.
Examine Your Medical Billing Process for Improvement
If you believe billing processes need improvement in your practice, start by looking at the component steps of each task.
Three Payer Contract Negotiation Strategies
Have an upcoming contract negotiation with a payer? Let Marcia Brauchler give you three key strategies before you sit down at the table.
Understanding Bundled Payments
Seen as a prime solution to reducing healthcare costs, bundled payments are on the rise. Here's how to know if they are right for your physicians and practice.
The Value of Bundled Payments to Surgical Practices
Bundled payments present "significant opportunities" to surgical practices, according to consultant Jamaal Campbell. Here's why.
Medical Billing and Collections Quiz
Test your patient collections knowledge with our interactive quiz, featuring claims and denial data from RemitDATA from the fourth quarter of 2014.
Nine Questions for Prospective Medical Billing Partners
Thinking about outsourcing your medical billing? Here are nine questions to ask a prospective outside biller or billing service.
ICD-10 Procrastinator's Six-Month Timeline
ICD-10 will be here before you know it. Here's what you need to do before October 1.
Six Key Differences Between ICD-9 and ICD-10
The changes in the new ICD-10 coding system will help you do your job better. Here are some changes you'll be happy to meet.
Five Reasons Your Staff Fails to Collect from Patients
Collecting from patients is vital to a practice's bottom line. But often, it is an inconsistent process, done poorly. Here's what you can do about it.
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