The EHR System, where did it come from?

Posted by Christina Horne on Oct 23, 2019 4:30:00 PM

First, let's define what an EHR system is. An EHR (Electronic Health Record) System is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. One of the best parts of the EHR system is that it allows a patient’s information to be shared across all different types of healthcare settings. 

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Topics: Billing, physician, Revenue Cycle, Medical Records, customer service, parent portal, practice management, Coronis Health, medical billing

Partnering to improve cash and client satisfaction

Posted by Kate Tingley on Aug 6, 2019 12:17:12 PM

In the beginning of 2019, Coronis partnered with a billing company with operational support. The billing company was struggling to scale and meet the needs of their clients. Managing attrition was also a big concern as they were unable to find qualified and experienced billing and coding staff in their area. Client AR was at an all time high and they simple did not have the manpower to keep up. Understandably, the company received a tremendous amount of pressure from clients to improve cash and decrease AR. All things combined made for a perfect storm and the billing company had to make changes and call in support in order to not only please clients but remain in business. 

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Topics: Coding, Billing, AR, Revenue Cycle, patient satisfaction

Top 4 denial reasons in pediatric behavioral health

Posted by Abby Arnold on May 9, 2019 3:28:45 PM

Productivity and utilization of authorized hours are key reporting functions when running a therapeutic practice.  Your success as a company is dependent on these functions and when you are optimizing your therapeutic team, you expect to be reimbursed for the care provided.  However, often insurance will deny visits for various reasons which will often require double the work for your administrative team. Below are 4 of the top denials reasons for pediatric behavioral health and how to avoid these denials.

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Topics: Billing, RCM, Revenue Cycle, ABA Therapy, pediatric, behavioral health, autism, denials, therapeutic practices

The Low Bar in the Competitive Landscape

Posted by Michael Ferrie on Mar 12, 2019 2:37:42 PM

Average (or less) is what we encounter when we call on new prospects.  The sacrificial lamb of self-inflicted diminished cash is the only common theme to countless RCM companies that find themselves doing a mediocre job supporting their clients.  They either lose interest, take for granted, or lose sight of their mission — to take care of the client.  In these situations and countless others, the only thing to fear is fear itself, to quote FDR, and that’s largely why medical practices don’t make a change, even though they are slowing bleeding even though they don’t know where they’ve been cut.  

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Topics: Billing, Performance, RCM, Revenue Cycle

MAXIMIZE PATHOLOGY GROUP REVENUE WITH EFFECTIVE CLINICAL PRO FEE (CPC) BILLING

Posted by Kate Tingley on Jan 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Many pathology groups are missing out on potential revenue as a result of inefficient and ineffective processes. Most groups fail to evaluate their billing practices and results regularly which results in missed revenue opportunities.

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Topics: Billing, practices, Laboratory, Pathology

DON’T LET AUTOMATION TAKE OVER COMPREHENSIVE AP LAB CODING REVIEW

Posted by Kate Tingley on Jan 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Coding is challenging regardless of specialty and pathology is no different. Many groups fail to review coding or question why specific codes have been assigned. It’s not good enough to rely on what a hospital anatomic pathology lab technician or histotech or even a pathologists says is the “right coding” on any given AP case.  Why?  Two reasons:  people make mistakes; compliance.

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Topics: Coding, Billing, Laboratory, Pathology

Look for AI to make a difference in A/R follow-up

Posted by Kate Tingley on Jan 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The use of Artificial intelligence(Ai) is becoming more common across many industries and healthcare is no exception. As providers continue to fight for every dollar billed, taking advantage of Ai capabilities allows providers to take a smarter approach to many functions of the revenue cycle.  One key area we are going to see Ai used more is in AR.

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Topics: Billing, physician, practices, AR, Artificial Intelligence

3 Common Cardiology Billing Challenges

Posted by Kate Tingley on Dec 3, 2018 12:14:04 PM

 

Every specialty has its own unique set of billing challenges and cardiology is no different. In this post, we’ll outline the top 3 along with solutions to avoid these pitfalls.

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Topics: Cardiology, Coding, Billing, medical billing, medical coding

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