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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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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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Does Work From Home Equal Lower Productivity?

When considering what productivity actually is or by looking at its actual definition, there are two things that spring to mind in quick succession. First, the efficiency of any business can be measured by the rate of output per unit of input, and second, the defining factor of the input is people. Since the pandemic…

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How To Bill For TeleHealth

How To Bill For TeleMedicine Healthcare

As of March 6, 2020, and for the duration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Medicare and other commercial payors will now pay for office, hospital, and other visits furnished via telehealth across the country and patient’s places of residence. A range of providers, such as doctors, nurse practitioners, clinical psychologists, and licensed clinical social…

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End Of Year Checklist

The end of the year is symbolic in so many different ways. When reflecting on the past 365 days, there is always so much growth, whether you realize it or not. While you bask in all your accomplishments from the last year, there are still a few loose ends to tie up before the start…

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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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How To Deal With Employee Resistance To Outsourcing

Employees and most human beings fear the unknown.  When an employer announces that they are outsourcing any kind of work employees get nervous and worry that their job is in jeopardy.  I have studied this process extensively and have facilitated the movement of many medical billing tasks offshore successfully.  I have listed some of the…

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Do you need to notify clients that you are using an offshore vendor?

We are often asked the question by our clients that are thinking about outsourcing medical billing “Do we need to notify our clients that we are using an offshore vendor?” At 4D Global the data is never housed or stored on offshore servers.  We have dual monitors and access our clients information on one screen…

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