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PQRS and the Benefits of Participating in 2015

Posted by Healthcare Information Services (HIS)

12/16/14 10:00 AM

Data_-_PQRS_BenefitsWhat is PQRS?

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Topics: Health Information Service, PQRS, HIS services, Revenue Cycle Management Provider, Medical Billing

2015 Digital Mammography Reimbursement - What to Know

Posted by Healthcare Information Services (HIS)

12/10/14 1:30 PM

2015_Digital_Mammography_Reimbursement_Changes_-_What_to_KnowRadiology service providers continue to experience a rapidly-shifting professional landscape, which has led to sizable cuts in Medicare payments for advanced imaging and other diagnostic imaging procedures. Recently, the RBMA’s Payor Relations Committee (PRC) sent out an alert to RBMA members that warn of potential changes in the proposed rules that can have a potentially negative impact on digital mammography payments in 2015.

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Topics: Health Information Service, HIS services, billing and reimbursement, 2015 coding changes, changes in reimbursement

The Pro's and Con's of Physician Group Hospital Employment

Posted by Healthcare Information Services (HIS)

11/26/14 11:00 AM

ID-10033375_(1)According to a recent report, the trend for hospital physician employment may not be as beneficial to hospitals and physicians as some previously thought. Although there may be some advantages for physician groups to be owned by a hospital, by and larger there are numerous of reasons such an arrangement may not be the best one.

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Topics: Health Information Service, medical records, HIS services, hospital equipment

Impact of Payer Mix Shift on Orthopedic Practice Payments

Posted by Healthcare Information Services (HIS)

11/7/14 9:30 AM

Impacts_of_Payer_Mix_ShiftIn order to maintain a healthy revenue stream, it is key that your practice has a well-balanced mix of payers. If your revenue stream seems to be sagging it could be that your payer mix has shifted in a negative direction. That is, you may have seen patients with coverage from lower, poor, or slow payers.  Here are some things you can do to address that situation.

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Topics: Health Information Service, Orthopedic Practices, HIS services, Healthcare Coding and Billing Services, orthopedic billing, payer mix shift

The Importance of Time in Orthopedic Patient Payment Collections

Posted by Healthcare Information Services (HIS)

10/27/14 8:45 AM

Time_for_Othropedic_Billing_PatientsWhen it comes to collecting payments for orthopedic services rendered, time is the enemy.  As time passes, the likelihood for reimbursement decreases. What can a practice do to ensure the collection of payments?

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Topics: Health Information Service, HIS services, Healthcare Coding and Billing Services, billing, orthopedic billing, billing and reimbursement

 

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If you're in the orthopedic or radiology industry, this blog is for you.  We write about best practices for successfully managing your revenue cycle, the transition to ICD-10, coding tips, regulatory and payor updates, practice management insights and much more!  

 

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