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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4D Global Named a Leading Business Service Provider in Arizona!

4D Global has devoted the last 4 years to helping our clients successfully scale their businesses and increase profitability with our services. Our team always aims to exceed expectations in delivery, performance, and accuracy. This has caught the attention of Clutch.co as they recently named us a leading B2B company in Arizona for the business…

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More Physicians Are Employees Than Owners For The First Time

What Does Increased Physician Employment Mean for Medical Billing Companies? According to research done by the AMA, “for the first time, fewer physicians are owners than employees.” In 2018, the percentage of physician owners dropped below the percentage of physicians who are employees. According to the AMA, the primary shift has come from solo practitioners…

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House Committee Wants CMS To Focus On Fraud Prevention In Medicaid Program

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations recently held a hearing to examine the program integrity efforts of different Federal Agencies, who were vulnerable to fraud and abuse. The committee held discussions with the witnesses from Social Security Administration (SSA), Department of Treasury (DOT), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),…

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California Passes “Surprise” Medical Bill Law

After months of active debate, California has became the latest state to adopt a law to protect the commercially insured users from unexpected out-of-network medical bills. With this move, California has joined many other states that have adopted a so-called “surprise” medical bill law. California’s bill A.B. 72 will take effect on January 1, 2017,…

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CMS Asked to Incorporate UDIs In Claim Forms

The Department of Health And Human Services (HHS) Inspector General Daniel Levinson recently called on CMS to work with Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12. The call was to incorporate Unique Device Identifiers (UDIs) for implantable devices in the current insurance claims forms. Levinson said that doing so would help CMS to keep tracks of the…

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Vindell Washington Will Now Serve As The National Coordinator For Health IT

Vindell Washington, MD., has now stepped in as the National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). Washington has previously worked as the Principal Deputy National Coordinator before taking up the position of National Coordinator. Karen DeSalvo, MD., the previous…

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Trial Dates Declared For Alleged Mergers

The Department of Justice has challenged two major insurance mergers on antitrust grounds and the trial dates are now set for the mergers. Aetna has received a trial date of Dec 5 for DOJ’s antitrust challenge of its merger with Humana. The trial date obviously puts pressure on intended deadline of Aetna to finish the…

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CMS’s Annual Report Shows Increase In Savings

The Centre for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released their annual report on Medicare and Medicaid integrity programs. According to the report, Medicare has saved $12.40 during the financial year 2013-14, for every dollar they invested for program integrity. During the fiscal year 2013, the program integrity has saved around $21.1 billion, where the savings…

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CMS Proposes Updates For 2017 Medicare PFS And HOPPS

CMS published the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (NPRM) for reviews and comments in July. With that, CMS is looking to propose changes to the reimbursement rates for the services that come under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and other similar payment policy. CMS said that over a million medical suppliers, physicians, and practitioners,…

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