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ICD-10 and Medical Billing

ICD-10 and Medical Billing

October 1, 2015 was the deadline for all medical facilities to officially switch medical coding and billing to the ICD-10 format. ICD-9 coding had been used since the 1970s, with periodic updates and expansions to the coding used. In 1999, ICD-10 was published and...

What to Expect in Healthcare in 2016

What to Expect in Healthcare in 2016

2015 was a big year in medicine, with many technological advances and even a few big breakthroughs. The pace is certainly not slowing down when it comes to advancing technology and bringing healthcare into the digital age, so 2016 should see the advancements of 2015...

U.S. Supreme Court Rules To Rescue Healthcare Law

U.S. Supreme Court Rules To Rescue Healthcare Law

In the recent slew of United States Supreme Court cases, a decision was upheld involving the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Better known as "Obamacare," the Supreme Court ruled on the wording and phrasing of the ACA. This case was a matter of a state's obligation versus...

5 Benefits of Outsourcing Medical Billing

5 Benefits of Outsourcing Medical Billing

Medical billing is the process of filling out and submitting necessary forms in order to claim funds owed by insurance companies for services provided to patients. Medical billing is extremely important for all types of medical practices, but may be the single most...

EMR and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

EMR and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

In an in age of increasingly complex technology, the doctor-patient relationship has evolved in certain ways. Electronic health records (EHRs) also known as electronic medical records (EMRs) have become instrumental by increasing efficiency through saving doctors time...

The Importance of Accurate and Ethical Medical Billing

The Importance of Accurate and Ethical Medical Billing

In a recent case in Georgia, the Grady Health System reached a settlement in a case for approximately 3 million dollars. Grady was sued by the state for allegedly using inaccurate medical coding to turn more of a profit. The Grady Health System and the State of...