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BILLING & COLLECTIONS

Simple but workable ways to improve collections

What’s the cause of poor collections? Don’t blame it on the office, says one collections expert…


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MULTIPLE INSURANCE COVERAGES

How to determine the order of multiple insurance coverages

By Ranadene (Randi) K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
When patients have multiple insurance coverage, at times it can be difficult to determine which one is primary, secondary, and tertiary. Sometimes, the patients don’t even know…


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BILLING & COLLECTIONS

7 terms to include in your patient debt collection agency services contract

Outsourcing patient collections enables medical practices to generate needed cash flow and concentrate on clinical operations. That, at least, is the theory. But the strategy…


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INSIGHT

Overlooked opportunities within the revenue cycle: The three Ps

By Trent Iden  bio
If your organization is like most across the healthcare system, stagnant or reduced reimbursement is mangling your margins. When revenue is restricted, it becomes…


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MACRA

2018 Medicare Reimbursement: Final Rule

By Elizabeth Woodcock, Guest Contributor  bio
Just hours within the release of the Final Rule concerning the 2018 revisions to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) on November 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published…


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PATIENT REGISTRATION

Want to improve collections? Start by looking at your Patient Registration System

By Ranadene (Randi) K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
When registering patients in your system, do you collect all the information you need to effectively set them up…


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MACRA

Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule Released November 2

By Elizabeth Woodcock, Guest Contributor  bio
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), flexibility is the purported theme of the QPP Final Rule, which was issued under its official title…


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INCREASING PROFITS

How to write a strong collection letter

Increasing patient payments improves the practice’s bottom line. But how exactly do you motivate patients to pay…


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QUALITY REPORTING

CMS grants exceptions for providers affected by Hurricane Maria

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is granting exceptions under certain Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs to the…


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QUALITY PAYMENT PROGRAM

New Quality Payment Program resources are now available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently posted the following new and updated resources on the…


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