Monthly Archives: April 2014

Practice may face challenges soon with E&M coding

April 29th, 2014|

Medical coding and billing may soon get a bit more complicated for physicians' practices across the country.

Graham Center estimates physicians will work in shortage areas

April 28th, 2014|

The American Academy of Family Physicians' Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care suggests that doctors will be more focused on areas of greater need in the near future.

Connecticut may pass bill to notify patients of added medical fees

April 25th, 2014|

On April 23, state representatives from Connecticut passed a bill that could change the way that medical billing services operate in the state.

Why high morale leads to better productivity

April 23rd, 2014|

You've heard the phrase, "communication is key" many times - but there is something very true about that statement, especially if you want to make sure that your staff is staying happy and productive with their medical billing and coding tasks.

What the Medicare public data set means for your practice

April 22nd, 2014|

As part of the Affordable Care Act and the Obama administration's promise to keep the legislation transparent to the public, a large Medicare public data set became available online thanks to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Medical liability reform needed in the US, says ACP

April 21st, 2014|

The American College of Physicians (ACP), one of the most respected collections of physicians and other health care professionals in the U.S., recently released an important policy paper that was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, highlighting the need for medical liability reform.

How to better physician workflow while still increasing patient satisfaction

April 18th, 2014|

Balancing the cost of care while still paying attention to all of the needs of your office takes patience, experience in the field, and further innovation in how your practice handles medical billing and coding.

ACA enrollment snapshot more clear thanks to state exchange directors

April 18th, 2014|

Practices that deal with medical coding and billing on a daily basis are likely aware of the news about the Obama Administration's rollout of the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act.

The ACA and avoiding issues with preventative care costs

April 17th, 2014|

One of the Obama Administration's biggest points of pride in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the fact that preventative health care services will no longer be of any charge to patients.

Developing ICD-10 training for your medical practice

April 16th, 2014|

Unless your medical practice has been extraordinarily busy lately, there's a chance you've heard of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), which is "one of the biggest changes to hit health care," according to the American Medical Association.