Monthly Archives: October 2014

Time-saving tips for the upcoming ICD-10 switch

October 31st, 2014|

Medical billing software and electronic health records have becoming increasingly advanced in the past five years.

ICD-10 efforts are ramping up

October 30th, 2014|

Unless you have been living under a rock or took an extended vacation recently, you probably know that the deadline for switching over from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code has been delayed until Oct. 15, 2015.

Tips for increasing medical practice referrals

October 29th, 2014|

If you are a specialist physician, obtaining patient referrals is a must. The emphasis on marketing your services and figuring out the best ways to obtain medical billing best practices need to be major priorities.

HHS to invest $840 million in health IT over next four years

October 27th, 2014|

The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, which is part of the strategy compiled with the Affordable Care Act, is a platform intended to usher in more innovative strategies for practices and providers.

Patient insurance verification saves time and money for practices

October 27th, 2014|

Expenses are a major part of any medical office, which is why patient insurance verification is one of the biggest tasks in medical billing for practices.

Nurse dissatisfaction with EHRs reaches record high

October 22nd, 2014|

According to a recent survey from Black Book Market Research, dissatisfaction with EHRs in nurses has reached an all-time high at a staggering 92 percent.

Report reveals new cost pressures for hospitals and health systems

October 22nd, 2014|

The health care sector is changing dramatically as modern advancements continue to shape the industry, and which these changes there are cost pressures.

HIMSS sees big potential for computer coding applications

October 21st, 2014|

The state of medical billing and coding has been in flux for the past few years, mainly due to the implementation of the upcoming ICD-10 switch and the overall growth of the health insurance market because of the Affordable Care Act.

Study: Primary care shortage could be alleviated with PAs

October 21st, 2014|

There is a primary care shortage problem within the U.S., but some states have indicated that they may have a solution with physician assistants.

Report: Health care revenue and job numbers are increasing

October 20th, 2014|

A new report from the Altarum Institute's Center for Sustainable Spending is showing positive signs for the state of the health care industry.