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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.

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

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Paying primary-care physicians more is a proven winner, but a Michigan study indicates that health plans playing penny-ante get what they pay for.

Have an upcoming contract negotiation with a payer? Let Marcia Brauchler give you three key strategies before you sit down at the table.

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It's possible to be reimbursed for a preventive visit and a problem-focused visit performed on the same day, but proper documentation and coding is critical.

Can a Supreme Court ruling on teeth whitening make the case against physician exclusion in narrow networks, exchange plans, etc.? Perhaps.

Here are eight simple tips from practice management experts to collect more of the money your practice is owed by patients and payers.

For us, the health insurance companies represent a huge problem. We believe the solution is single payer, and we’re doing something about it.

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