Practices can often feel helpless when it comes to working with payers. Here's how they can change that dynamic and become empowered.
Overpayment Requests Continue to Confound Practices
In our recurring blog "Inbox," we also get reader feedback on payers not requesting overpayments and the biggest HIPAA incidents of 2016.
A Helpful Provision in the 21st Century Cures Act
A new law makes it so small practices can reimburse employees for premium expenses incurred for an individual health insurance policy.
Top Trends for Physician Practices in 2017
Value-based reimbursement and a few other trends that will have a major impact on physician practices in the coming year.
The Medicare Contractor Who Stole Christmas
Sometimes CMS can unjustly revoke a provider's billing privileges. Here are a few examples.
What if Payers Don't Request Overpayments?
Everyone should know about CMS' rule about repaying overpayments within 60 days. What about private payers?
Have Your ACA Plan Processes in Place for the New Year
Regardless of your political thoughts, no one knows what, when and how the ACA plans are going to play out. Make sure you're prepared.
Don't Forget to Let Patients Know You Care
Patients really want to be cared for. And it's important to realize that treating them is different than caring for them.
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.
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.
ICD-10 Preparation: 3 Tips for Early 2015
With the ICD-10 transition on the horizon, medical practices need to start preparing. Here are three tips to start with when the calendar flips to 2015.
Health Insurance Exchanges and Your Practice
Anders Gilberg of the MGMA discusses your practice's obligation to accept federal or state exchange plans and how to manage them properly.
Survey Says Docs Dislike Gov’t Intrusion
The Great American Physician Survey reveals that doctors find their profession more stressful and less lucrative than in the past.
8 Patient Collection Mistakes to Avoid
Medical practices are struggling to collect patient accounts while honoring payer contracts. Here's what not to do.
Providers Share Frustrating Payer Experiences
Most providers can probably share "war stories" over frustrating experiences they've had with a payer. Here are a few we've accumulated.
2015 Fee Schedule Survey Results
Here are the complete results of our 2015 Fee Schedule Survey, featuring more than 2,500 respondents across the country.
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