Do Post-Graduate Physician Trainees Understand Imaging Costs?

Posted Aug 29, 2016

Healthcare costs have always been a concern amongst patients in the American healthcare system. Americans who need imaging by a radiologist are not immune to these cost burdens either. Most Americans hope that the person ordering the images is aware of the cost, perhaps ensuring that each test is absolutely necessary for their care. This led a group of researchers to conduct a study recently published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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4 Things to Know About Medicare’s Recent Move

Posted Aug 26, 2016

Medicare Announces Support of Medical Device ID Numbers in Billing Process

Medicare recently made an unprecedented move in support of implementing medical device ID numbers in the billing process. This has been supported by the FDA for quite some time, but had not been formally supported by Medicare until recently. Here are the 4 things you should know about what this means:

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Augmenting Your Outsourced RCM

Posted Aug 8, 2016

Still doing most of the heavy lifting after outsourcing your RCM?

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Converting your Top Ortho ICD9 Codes to ICD10

There are many orthopedic coding that will come with the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10.This free guide will help you understand ICD-10, prepare for it, and give you the resources to guide your transition.

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The difference with HIS

Posted Jul 20, 2016

Recently, I was asked the question “We are wondering what sets your company apart from other billing/revenue cycle companies such as Athena.  We have been comparing EMRs and some have the billing side as well. We would like to know if we are comparing Apples to Apples.” I love when we are asked that question, in short it means “How does HIS compare…?”

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Bundled Payments on the Rise for Spine Reimbursement

Posted Jul 7, 2016

According to recent research in a Survey of Innovative Reimbursement Models in Spine Care1, healthcare providers who provide bundled payments can increase patient volumes from payers. These findings were published after interviews were conducted amongst 24 stakeholders across 18 organizations that perform at least 12,000 spine surgeries each year. Based on these insights, it is believed that in just 3 years, bundled payments will account for 30-45% of spine reimbursement. It was also found that a majority of revenue came from fee-for-service reimbursement accounts.

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