How To Have a Successful Transition Back To Work After Working From Home

After the COVID-19 pandemic made catastrophic waves around the world, employers who could, sent their employees home to work, not quite knowing when things would be back to normal. After almost a year and a half with vaccinations available, organizations and businesses are finally requesting employees come back face-to-face at least part-time if not full-time.…

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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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8 Qualities That Make the Perfect Medical Biller

It takes a special person to successfully work in the world of medical billing.  Many behind-the-scenes jobs do not get recognized enough for what they do to keep things running smoothly. If it weren’t for medical billers, who would translate codes, file claims, update records, and solve inconsistencies? Who would post payments, manage reimbursements, perform…

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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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How Mental Health Billing Differs From Medical Billing

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Topics surrounding mental health are on the rise due to an increase in open and honest conversations across communities and on social media and a decrease in stigma resulting from advocates opening up about their mental health struggles. Television shows, movies, and the news share stories of hardship and…

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The Oversea Side of Offshoring

Many times when I talk to business owners I get a level of discomfort with the concept of hiring workers overseas. This ranges from slight uneasiness to outright hostility. I understand these feelings well because I used to feel the same way. When I owned a billing company I did not approve of the idea…

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CMS Final Rule Extends Federal Diabetes Prevention Program To Medicare Beneficiaries

The federal government is hoping to build upon the successes of their pilot diabetes prevention program, as they are moving forward with their plan to expand the prevention program model to all Medicare beneficiaries. The Department of Health and Human Services recently revealed that they are planning to expand the program, as it made impressive…

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ONC National Coordinator Analyzes Carequality Data Exchange

Health officials from Carequality, which is an initiative under the Sequoia Project, revealed that more than 150,000 clinicians, spread across 11,000 clinics, and five hundred hospitals, are live on their network. They said that the participants of the program are able to share health records and this can be done regardless of the vendor of…

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How To Avoid Negative Payment Adjustments Under MIPS

The Department of Health and Human Service recently issued the final rule for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. Though it was received with mixed reviews, the final rule actually offers many ways to eligible clinicians to avoid negative payment adjustments under MIPS in the first reporting period. HHS also made it clear that they would…

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