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BILLING & COLLECTIONS

12 tips for boosting patient payment

The way the bill looks, and reads, plays a major role in when – and whether – the office gets paid. Here are 12 ways to boost patient payment…


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COMPLIANCE

OIG Report: CMS dished out $729.4 million in wrongful EHR incentive payments & we’re going to get that money back

Wrongful payments of Electronic Health Records (EHR) incentives are at the focus of two of the month’s biggest stories in health care compliance. The first came down on May 31 when the…


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YOUR CAREER

Do you have the ‘right stuff’ to be a successful medical office manager?

As the office manager of a medical practice, you have an opportunity to learn, grow, and make a…


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READER TIPS

A 30-day collection agency letter cuts the A/R days in Atlanta office

A four-physician surgery practice has reduced its receivables significantly with a collection approach that begins when a bill gets to be…


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2017 CMS QRDA III

Now available: 2017 CMS QRDA III Implementation Guide for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals, Schematron, and sample files

The 2017 CMS QRDA III IG for Eligible Clinicians and EPs provides technical instructions for QRDA III reporting for the following programs…


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MACRA

AMA launches campaign to maximize physician success in MACRA

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) promises to reshape how Medicare pays physicians under the…


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BILLINGS AND COLLECTIONS

5 ways for healthcare providers to get ready for new Medicare cards

Medicare is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. Through this initiative the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will prevent…


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COMPLIANCE

5 tested ways to make your billing and coding more profitable

The health of your medical practice depends on good quality coding and billing work. One of the most important roles in the medical office that…


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PHYSICIANS IN THE NEWS

Pain clinic agrees to pay $1.78 million to settle whistleblower lawsuit

Ross Feller Casey, LLP, recently announced that the Atlantic Spine & Joint Institute and its owners, Robert C. McGrath, Sr., D.O., and Robert C. McGrath, Jr., have agreed to pay…


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HEALTH CARE REFORM

How to determine your MIPS participation status

Are you unsure of your participation status in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)…


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