5 Ways To Improve Patient Collections

5 Ways to Improve Patient Collections

Whatever your opinion of personal healthcare plans in the U.S. is, there is no denying that insurance plan deductibles continue to rise at a rate that greatly outpaces wage growth, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation observational analysis. No matter…

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How To Avoid Overbilling And Misbilling

How to Avoid Overbilling and Misbilling

Medical billing has a lot of moving parts. Your goal, whether a large multi-specialty medical suite or small two-provider ambulatory care office, is to treat patients well and keep your business running smoothly by billing properly. Sometimes errors can occur…

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Best Practices For Your Front Desk

Best Practices for Your Front Desk

In many ways, the front desk of your medical practice is the unsung hero of the business. When things go right – when the front desk is operating at optimum efficiency, and all services and actions are perfectly in sync…

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Outsourcing Your Coding Part 2 – CPT

Outsourcing Your Coding Part 2 – CPT

Suppose you’re a Physician Assistant, and at the end of the visit with your patient who has a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease exacerbation, and you’ve sent her prescriptions to her local pharmacy. You know you will use the ICD-10 diagnosis…

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Outsourcing Your Coding Part 1 – ICD-10

Outsourcing Your Coding Part 1 – ICD-10

Medical diagnosis coding, or ICD-10 coding, is the alphanumeric diagnosis code assigned to every single patient encounter. In the world of medical billing, ICD-10 coding encompasses much more than that. ICD-10 coding, in particular, allows for every single visit to…

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What Are The Benefits Of EHRs?

What Are the Benefits of EHRs?

There was a time, as a physician, when seeing your patient of twenty years for a post-op visit meant manually affixing her printed or handwritten note inside his bulging, fraying patient folder, next to all her previous primary care visit…

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