CMS proposes interoperability rules to increase EHR access

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 4, 2019 5:43:23 AM

CMS released proposed rules that require many types of insurers to provide electronic health data in a standard format by 2020.

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Topics: medical billing, medical coding, technology, compliance, Healthcare Data

Credentialing: More than applications and checklists

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 3, 2019 7:28:57 AM

Think back to 2015 when the healthcare community frantically prepared for the implementation of ICD-10 and try to remember how many workshops, meetings, training sessions and vendor calls you had to participate in. It was all a bit overwhelming, wasn’t it? Well, credentialing and network management are replacing ICD-10 at the top of our list of operational challenges facing practices in 2018.

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Topics: patient satisfaction, compliance

Efficiency in collecting patient liabilities

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 3, 2019 6:38:39 AM

HIPAA AND THE TCPA

Did you know that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and HIPAA go hand in hand?

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Topics: Coronis Health, medical billing, medical coding, compliance, patient collections, Healthcare, Collections, patients

Global ransomware attack and how to stay protected

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 3, 2019 6:25:42 AM

Recently in 150 countries around the world, WannaCry ransomware infected more than 200,000 computers in hospitals and healthcare information systems. The initial virus has been slowed thanks to a “kill switch” developed by a British researcher; however, it’s suspected that another wave of copycat malware could hit the healthcare community.

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Topics: compliance, Healthcare

Medicare overpaid docs billions for office visits, OIG says

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 3, 2019 5:16:03 AM

Medicare overpaid physicians $6.7 billion in 2010 for evaluation and management services, HHS’ Office of Inspector General said in a study released Thursday. The overpayments, which allegedly stemmed from incorrect coding and poor documentation, accounted for more than one-fifth of the $32.3 billion the CMS paid for E/M services that year. E/M services are basic patient health assessments performed at a physician’s office or clinic.

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Topics: practice management, medicare, compliance, Healthcare

Automate processes at your practice to increase value

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 1, 2019 8:25:13 AM

Today, more than ever, people have the ability to automate the dull tasks of daily living, so there is more time to spend on activities of value. Bills can be set to autopay, so you can spend the evening with your family instead of hunched over a checkbook or laptop. Even dog food can be autoshipped, so you can take Fido on a hike on Saturday morning instead of schlepping to the pet store because there’s no more kibble. The benefits of automation in your personal life are clear to see, so why spend so much time on repetitive, manual tasks in your professional life? It feels like “work,” but that doesn’t mean it is valuable.

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Topics: practice management, medical billing, medical coding, compliance, Value-Based Care

Is it time to conduct a HIPAA compliance risk analysis?

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 1, 2019 7:13:58 AM

In light of the recent $750,000 settlement agreement reached by The University of Washington Medicine (UWM), following the conclusion of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigation into a claim of a potential data breach compromising the medical details of thousands of patients, it might be a good time for medical practices and healthcare organizations of all sizes to review their electronic security protocols, to ensure that they are not running afoul of HIPAA and patient confidentiality laws (even by accident – it still counts as a breach even if an organization is not aware of it!)

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Topics: HIPAA, compliance

5 easy steps to going paperless

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 1, 2019 6:16:16 AM

You don’t have to be told how time-consuming it can be to track down medical billing records when they’re in paper form. Yet, you still haven’t made the move to paperless for one reason or another.

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Topics: Coronis Health, medical billing, medical coding, technology, compliance, EHR, Healthcare Data, Collections

5 medical billing mistakes we can help you avoid

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 1, 2019 6:13:00 AM

When you think of good medical practice management, you likely think of all the things you can do to keep your bottom line strong, such as going paperless or being more efficient. Of course, steps such as those are crucial, but it’s easy to overlook another aspect of good practice management that’s just as essential: avoiding mistakes.

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Topics: Coronis Health, medical billing, medical coding, revenue cycle management, compliance

7 ways to handle your practice’s denial management

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 1, 2019 5:31:52 AM

Medical claims are a major part of the profitability of your practice. It can also be a major source of revenue loss when claims are denied.

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Topics: medical billing, medical coding, revenue cycle management, compliance, Healthcare, Healthcare Data, Collections

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