increase revenue with denial prevention rather than denial management thumb

Without a doubt, claim denials are a: a pain in the neck, b: a major source of revenue loss for practitioners, and c: a cause of stress for medical businesses. They do not, however, have to be a common occurrence. Outsourcing medical billing to a professional billing company has proven to greatly reduce denials, but…

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Various online reports indicate that two-thirds to three-quarters of medical bills in 2020 contained errors. With those bills routinely totaling thousands, tens of thousands, and even hundreds of thousands of dollars, it certainly makes sense to check them for errors. The medical coding and billing system is complicated and even trained billers and coders make…

Checklist For An Affective Electronic Health Record Implementation Thumb

Electronic health record (EHR) systems have a lot to offer but implementing such a comprehensive process can be a daunting task. Many practitioners have no idea how to even get started, much less make sure the process complies with all the requirements. We’ve put together a checklist to help you make sure you hit all…

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the period for submitting comments had been scheduled to end on March 22, but on March 9, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) (part of HHS) announced a 45-day extension of the public comment period, making the cutoff…

How A Medical Billing Company Can Save Your Rehab Money Thumb

If you are running a rehab facility and doing your own coding and billing in-house, it probably seems like outsourcing that task would be an expense you couldn’t afford—but we are happy to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way! An efficient medical billing company will not only make your billing easier but…

The Future Of Rehab Medical Billing In 2021 Thumb (1)

Rehab medical billing may be the exclusive source of revenue for rehabilitation centers, but it is also an important part of billing and coding for physical therapy groups, physician groups with multiple specialties, individual and group practices and hospitals. The challenges faced by all medical organizations apply to rehab billing, but there are some situations…

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Avoid These Common Substance Abuse & Rehab Billing Mistakes Treatment for substance abuse and rehab have not always been covered by insurance. This addition has proven beneficial for patients and their communities. However, the fact that these treatments can be billed does not mean that they will be paid. Whether a facility is billing a…

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Inpatient Rehab Facility Payments from Medicare Go Up 2.4% for 2021 Despite still being in a very challenging time, inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) have at least received some relief in the form of a payment increase from Medicare. With operating expenses as high as they are, that 2.4% may not sound like a very big…

How You Can Improve The Patient Retention Thumb

Patient Retention Strategies to Boost Your Revenue Success While you would never wish for your patients to need a doctor, when they do need one, you want them to come to you. That’s what patient retention is really all about. A physician doesn’t have to become a skilled salesperson to achieve the goal of a…

Will An Executive Order Bring An End To Surprise Medical Billing Thumb

  No one likes getting an unexpected bill—especially when that bill is for thousands or even tens of thousands. But that’s exactly what has happened to many Americans who have received medical treatment that they thought would be covered by insurance, and instead, they got billed for some or all of it. Surprise medical billing…