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Medical Billing & Collections

How to Work With New Reform-created Patients

To survive a potential influx of patients from healthcare exchanges, practices must focus on a few key areas, experts say. Communicate with patients; monitor payer mix; and manage billing and collections.

ALSO: Our 2014 PayerView data, by athenahealth, provides insight on how easy or hard it is for your practice to work with payers.

Medical Billing & Collections

Effective patient collections are becoming more critical to the financial health of your practice. Here are several strategies to help your practice get paid.

Every medical practice will have patients with unpaid balances, but those that have smart collection strategies in place will be better off.

Keeping your team informed of administrative policies will help keep billing and collection errors in check.

A practice administrator shares his approach to collecting patient copays, deductibles, and payment for canceled or missed appointments.

Reporting vaccine administration can be tricky. Practices should review most recent updates and be aware of differences between commercial and federal payers.

RemitDATA's Aaron Hood explores the most common unexpected denials at practices nationwide, with a special focus on psychiatry and neurology.

In the outpatient setting, physicians should never assign a diagnosis unless that diagnosis has been confirmed by diagnostic testing, or is otherwise certain.

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