Medical Billing Industry News & Updates

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Challenges Physicians Are Facing in 2020 During COVID-19 Physicians face many challenges in addition to those of diagnosing and treating patients. This is especially true for those who are running their own practices, but even doctors in large institutions are not exempt from all of these stressors. COVID-19 and the resulting global pandemic have certainly…

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August Is National Immunization Awareness Month-Get On Board! Immunization may seem like something that belongs primarily in the realms of international travelers and pediatricians, but this year, the global pandemic has created widespread demand for a new vaccine. Awareness of the value of immunization has been raised naturally, with the entire population being fed up…

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Why A/R Follow-up Management Is Such an Important Part of Medical Billing Since everything that is owed to a medical practice falls under the category of accounts receivable, or A/R, it is easy to see how important good A/R management is to the success of any business. Surprisingly, though, millions of dollars are lost every…

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Urgent Care Billing Tips to Increase Revenue There’s a lot more to urgent care billing than just coding and submitting claims—though doing those correctly will certainly have an impact on your bottom line. The medical billing cycle starts well before the claim form is started, and optimizing each step in the process will greatly increase…

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How to Rebuild Patient Volume During the COVID-19 Crisis As soon as COVID-19 was determined to be causing a pandemic, and it arrived in the US shortly thereafter, medical facilities became the focus of a lot of the guidance on how to stay safe from catching the virus. “Stay home” was the message underlying most…

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How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Medical Billing Industry During stay-at-home orders, people were asked to cancel all but their essential appointments. Annual exams, teeth cleaning, and other health maintenance activities were put on hold. Being in the hospital not only takes up a bed that might be needed for COVID-19 care, it also potentially exposes…

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Midway Through 2020 the Question Remains—How Do We Live With COVID-19? The U.S. was spared the worst of the previous pandemics, and we were not prepared for this one. The rapidly spreading virus has had a tremendous impact on all aspects of our lives from the way young children are schooled to how senior care…

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CMS Details the Use of CR and DR Codes for Medicare Billing It’s no secret that COVID-19 billing is challenging. Everything is new and changes are coming up fast. The public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic caused the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to issue multiple blanket waivers. These are intended…