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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Understanding Medical Billing for Mammograms

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States, trailing only behind some kinds of skin cancer. Deaths from breast cancer are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is marked in countries across the world each October, is an annual health campaign…

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10 Ways To Fight Zoom Fatigue

Many employees in the United States have been working remotely full-time over the past six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the novel coronavirus outbreak, 31 percent of employees worked from home, a number that has increased to 88 percent. Employers might be concerned about a lack of productivity when their employees work remotely,…

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Top Trends in Medical Billing

Medical billing has been an essential part of reimbursement in healthcare for decades. The professionals in this industry, though, used to either draft necessary documents by hand or use a typewriter. Not only was this manual process extremely time-consuming, it led to inaccuracies and other medical errors. Technology has certainly transformed the medical billing industry…

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Everything You Need to Know about Telehealth Billing

Telehealth has been in the national media more often during the past few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, even before the novel coronavirus outbreak hit the United States, approximately 76 percent of U.S. hospitals connected with patients and consulting practitioners at a distance through telehealth. Although telehealth often is used interchangeably with the…

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Maintaining Compliance and Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Industry

A majority of cybercrime affecting the healthcare industry comes in the form of data breaches, which occur through a variety of incidents, including stolen devices, hacking, human error and negligence and cyberattacks.

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Recouping Accelerated and Advance Medicare Payments

Recouping Accelerated and Advance Medicare Payments Will Start This Month

As part of its response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), the CMS allowed Medicare providers to request Accelerated and Advance Payments. This was made available to provide emergency cash flow to providers during natural disasters and similar emergencies. CMS made these payments available during the COVID-19 PHE because many practices saw reduced patient…

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Keeping Clients in a Crisis

Client retention is always an important part of business, but when the economy isn’t doing well this becomes imperative. COVID-19 has shut down or slowed down many providers’ offices which has given doctors plenty of time to look at their books and make changes if they don’t like what they see. While this provides a…

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Hospital Price Disclosure

Healthcare has long been known for asymmetrical information. Patients see a doctor, whether at a clinic or hospital, yet they rarely know when going in how much the visit will cost them. Over the past few years, CMS has been working to close this information gap, requiring hospitals to disclose prices for their most common…

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The Future of the Medical Billing Industry

Lately, there has been a lot of speculation amongst medical billing company owners about what the future of the medical billing industry will be. We have been working in this industry since 1994 and have seen significant changes over the years. The future of the medical billing industry is still bright and here is why.…

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Paycheck Protection Program Extension

Many billing companies have seen a decrease in work recently, due to the temporary closure or slowdown of providers across the country. While many providers have gradually begun to re-open, they have strict guidelines and are often seeing a smaller number of patients than usual. This, in turn, has affected billing offices across the country,…

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