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ICD-10 Push-back for Medical Billing Companies

As we all know, the required and mandated transition to ICD-10 has been postponed. This, however, doesn't mean waiting until the last minute to make the switch to an outside ICD proficient medical billing company is advised. With many providers long-time distracted by...

What impact will ICD-10 have on the practice?

ICD-10 The much anticipated ICD-10 has been in the works for since 1983 and it promises to provide for greater accuracy in diagnostic coding. In fact, ICD-10 includes 155,000 codes which is a significant increase as compared to the 17,000 that were available in...

Patient Privacy in a Medical Practice Setting

With the advent of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, patient confidentiality and privacy has been on the minds of all medical practitioners. Gone are the days of leaving lab results on an answering machine or simply tossing...

Appealing a Claim Denied Due to Lack of Authorization

Appealing a Claim Denied Due to Lack of Authorization

When it comes to navigating the managed care world, the system can be streamlined, efficient and profitable as long as the proper procedures are followed. However, when it comes to authorization for services rendered outside of the primary care physician’s (PCP)...

How do I control my off-site billing service?

Maintaining Control of an Off-Site Service One of the big concerns that medical practices have when it comes to hiring a remote service provider for such duties as billing is worries over how to maintain control over the process. After all, if you were to have issues...

EMR Obstacles – The Invisible Hoop

EMR Obstacles aka Jumping Through The Invisible Hoop When it comes to implementing an EMR (Electronic Medical Records) system there can be significant obstacles to the process. The primary hurdle is typically getting everyone on the same page as far as the concept...