Emergency funds, retirement accounts, and more.
ICD-10: The page-turning best seller
The lesser known follow-up to Dan Brown's international best seller, "The Da Vinci Code," is ICD-10, featuring less clues but plenty of confusing codes. Get your hands on a copy today!
Coding for care on the clock
Take time to clarify the midpoint rule, review CMS’s proposed guidelines for Evaluation & Management, and ask why you’re being instructed to change billing codes.
Getting to zero: strategies to reduce patient balances
Four simple steps can increase collection of patient balances while also preserving the practice-patient relationship.
Collect from patients without breaking the law
Collecting money from patients is a part of practicing medicine. Here’s how to do it legally.
3 steps to simplify patient payments
Most patients want to pay their bills. Here’s how you can make it easier for them to do so.
Coding for repacking wound care and diabetic shock
Coding expert Bill Dacey explores coding for ongoing wound care and unexpected, extended care for a diabetic patient.
Get your EHR, practice management software to work together
Integrating your EHR and practice management software is easier than you think.
Four reasons to integrate EHR and practice management software
Thinking of integrating your EHR and practice management software? Here are four reasons why you should.
Establishing ‘contact’ under transitional care management codes
Is a phone message sufficient to use the TCM coding series? Plus, guidance on advanced care planning codes.
The billing conundrum
The decision of whether to keep billing in-house or outsource is not always about cost. It’s about the value realized for the expense and the risk of not getting it right.
Three keys to efficiently collect from patients
In some ways, collecting directly from patients can be harder than dealing with payers. Here’s how to make it work.
Billing success starts at the medical practice front desk
Use your front desk wisely to prevent problems later in the billing cycle.
4 tips to better negotiate with payers
You may be able to negotiate for better reimbursement. Here’s what you need to know to improve your chances of success with payers.
Bill properly for your practice’s NPPs
Non-physician practitioners, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, can save time and money, but know how to bill for their services.
Help patients better understand your practice’s financial policies
Addressing a patient’s ability and willingness to pay for services upfront can go far towards a practice’s financial health.
Communicating problem status in the assessment and plan
This month's coding questions tackle the issue of problem “status,” TCM codes, and "quality" coding.
Improper Billing and Testing Will Get Physicians in Trouble
Two DOJ cases provide important reminders to physicians on listing the proper provider for claims and to meet testing guidelines.
Get the Right Answer from Analytics by Asking the Right Questions
Affecting real change with clinical or claims analytics isn’t about getting the right report, it’s about asking “How?” and “Why?”
5 Common Reasons Your Claims are Bouncing Back
A few easy-to-fix mistakes lie behind most denied or returned insurance claims.
Analyze Your Practice Data to Optimize Profits
Money can leak out of practices in surprising ways. Analyzing your data can show where you’re losing income.
9 Overall Tax Strategies for Physicians
Here are nine tips that can help physicians maximize revenues and sail smoothly through tax season into next year.
Coding Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Along with a 99397
Coding expert explains why we don't typically see a 99397 and an AWV, and why Medicare discourages this from happening.
A Metric to Quantify the Cost of Patient Visits
What is time-driven activity based cost accounting and how does it help your practice understand the cost of seeing a patient?
Make Medical Billing Mistakes Less Common
An in-depth look at some of the most common billing mistakes in health care and what practices can do to avoid them.
Spring Awakens: 12 Steps to Maintaining Your Practice
Daylight Saving Time is good time to check on things at the office, such as batteries and old equipment that need replacing.
10 Areas of Financial Waste to Cut at Your Practice
Medical practices are carrying more financial waste than they realize, according to experts. Here are a few areas to trim the fat.
Drive Down Expenses at Your Medical Practice
Look at the easy stuff to reduce the cost of overhead at your practice and go from there. There's a lot of money to be saved.
Negotiating Favorable Value-Based Contracts with Payers
As more and more payers offer value-based contracts, how can practices negotiate favorable terms in this strange new territory?
Physicians Sick of Jumping Through Hoops to be Paid
Physicians have to jump through more hoops than ever to be paid. Is there an end in sight?
Strategies to Enhance a Practice’s Revenue Cycle Management
Every penny matters in health care, so be sure physicians and staff have a grasp on how that money flows through the practice.
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