Creating Independence in the Workplace

In light of Independence Day in the United States, this month’s theme is…independence.  Are there ways in which you can be more independent and productive during your 9 to 5? Take a minute and think of actions that you take (or don’t) that prevent you from taking control of your duties and responsibilities, as well…

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3 Tips for Revving up Productivity

Medical billers do it all. They are the nucleus of a healthcare organization, constantly working and keeping things flowing through the revenue cycle. The goal of any medical biller is to be as efficient as possible to make sure the money keeps moving and organizations and patients are content. Medical billers are jack-of-all-trades, and along…

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How to Effectively Work With a Patient Who Has Been Denied a Coverage

Patients can be denied coverage for various reasons, some being the fault of the medical biller. When a patient requires insurance coverage for a medical service, treatment, or hospital stay and their claim is either denied or rejected, it can be an overwhelming experience. When this happens, medical billers must take on a large portion…

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Summary of COVID-19 Stimulus Legislation 12/21/2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Funding The bill provides $8.75 billion to the CDC to support federal, state, local, territorial and tribal public health agencies to distribute, administer, monitor, and track coronavirus vaccination to ensure broad-based distribution, access, and vaccine coverage. Provider Relief Fund The bill provides $3 billion in additional grants for hospital and health care providers…

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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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Successfully Hiring Remote Medical Billers

As the months roll on most of us are still working remotely, and for many medical billing offices, this may be the way of the future. Companies are realizing that they can do without the expensive overhead of office space and that many employees prefer to be at home. This may seem fairly straight forward…

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The What, Why and How of Leadership

What is leadership? An age-old question exhaustively studied by scholars and practitioners alike throughout centuries, from the greatest conqueror of all time Alexander the Great to the father of modern leadership Warren Bennis.  Nowadays, it might be easier to say what leadership is not than to say what leadership is.  Ensuring your company always hits…

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The Art of Effective Communication

Is communication an art or is it actually a science?  This is a centuries-old debate and one may continue to argue the validity of both sides of the question to the extent of reaching the end of human patience.   While art can be understood as personalizing the knowledge in a creative way – painting the…

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Further Distributions from HHS

The Department of Health and Human Services announced further distributions from its Provider Relief Fund. This funding will go to providers that participate in CHIP and Medicaid. Some providers have lost revenue due to COVID-19 and others have simply faced higher costs, both are valid reasons to apply. This funding will be available to a…

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