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Should I outsource my medical billing out of state?

From the Atlantic to the Pacific: Using an Out-of-State Medical Biller When it comes to organic produce, local is probably best. Looking for a plumber?   Using a guy from your zip code is probably the way to go. However, when it comes to outsourcing medical office...

Credentialing – Keeping it In-House vs. Outsourcing

Credentialing: Keeping It In-House vs. Outsourcing Credentialing and recredentialing can be a major headache for many medical practices.  The process can be tedious, time-consuming and frustrating.  Further, most offices do not have the staffing to dedicate one...

Patient Collections in a Dicey Economy

Show Me the Money: Patient Collections in a Dicey Economy Anyone who has sat in the lobby of a medical office is well aware of the awkward moment at the window when the receptionist is attempting to collect for medical services rendered. The uncomfortable exchange...

EMR

Even with the need for an effective and trustworthy process for handling medical information, a comparatively small percentage of medical organizations have implemented electronic medical record (EMR) systems. These medical care organizations have utilized their...

Upset over premium increases? Read on…

Thankfully, we have some news that does not include politics, what is or is not being built in Manhattan, the plugged oil well in the Gulf and the worst kept secret of the year, where is Chelsea Clinton getting married.  We found some great news, sort of, on a pay cut...

EMR Feature Alert | .MD

Does your current EMR Software Offer HIPPA Compliant | SECURE EMAIL FUNCTIONALITY? An August 11th article on iHealthBeat, Sending Text Messages to Teens With Diabetes Boosts Drug Adherence, shows how modern technology such as texting can improve patient's health. ...

Final Rule Analysis – EMR

Here’s my analysis of the key changes in the Final Rule: As we have recently stated,  HHS has adopted the HIT Policy Committee recommendation to frame Meaningful Use as core requirements and discretionary requirements. In so doing, they have reduced the total number...

Meaningful Use

At a news conference on Tuesday, where speakers included HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, new CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal, and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin it was announced that the $27.3...