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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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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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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 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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