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Radiology Billing Changes Coming in 2016

Posted Dec 16, 2015

As with every New Year, change is coming. Over the years, radiology billing has experienced a number of changes, specifically in regards to coding. This year is no different, as there are new codes to learn and more codes to bundle. We’ve put together an overview of the changes from 2015 to 2016 to help your healthcare practice prepare for what’s coming next.

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Radiology Billing & Reimbursement

How to Cash in on the Hidden A/R

Posted Jun 12, 2015

ID-100303471Physician practice managers often struggle to keep up with billing and accounts receivable tasks in a timely manner.  Unfortunately, most radiology practices run in constant “catch up” mode, always behind with posting payments, sending claims, and correcting denials.  This leaves money on the table and out of your bank account.  Instead of leaving potential reimbursement to simply float in space, perhaps it’s time to take a new approach to your radiology billing procedures.

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Radiology Practice Management

Value vs. Volume Based Care: 6 Critical Issues

Posted May 28, 2015

ID-10094648Medical practices, including radiologists and orthopedic surgeons, are facing numerous challenges in 2015 as the entire healthcare industry debates the benefits of volume-based care versus value-based care.  The current volume-based reimbursement model has faced controversy over the idea that doctors may be over-treating patients as a way to generate additional income or in an attempt to keep up with lowered reimbursements.  This has created an ethical and financial dilemma for practices who want to be reimbursed at a rate that can keep their doors open, but without over-treating patients or increasing the volume of patients to unmanageable levels.  The move from the volume-based to a value-based model is supposed to be a step toward resolving these concerns, but it also raises six critical issues when comparing the two models.

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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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CMS Releases Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rule

Posted Apr 16, 2015

cms-meaningful-use-stage-3The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a 301 page proposed rule for establishing Stage 3 EHR Meaningful Use (MU) requirements.  If you are a practicing physician, including those in the specialties of radiology or orthopedics, the new rule applies to you.

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EHRs Play Critical Role in Radiology Decision-Making

Posted Dec 29, 2014

ehr_medical_recordsAs the use of electronic medical records (EMRs), now electronic health records (EHRs), becomes more prevalent, users are beginning to really understand their ultimate value and critical use. One of the most illuminating ways EHR data is helping out the healthcare industry is in their aid with decision making.

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