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2019 PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE AND QPP

CMS finalizes changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized proposals that it says will address provider burnout and provide clinicians immediate relief from…


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READER TIPS

Polite form on chart collects balance due at registration

Because staff don’t like asking patients for money, one manager set up a non-confrontational form that gets patients to pay…


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PATIENT CREDITS

3 questions to help you handle patient credits

By Ranadene K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
How does your office deal with patient credits? More importantly, does your office deal with patient credits at all? Believe it not, not all offices do. There are several reasons why an…


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READER TIPS

Patient collections ‘bonus incentive’ program increases patient payments and staff pay

An Indiana practice recently established a bonus incentive program for its support staff that has been a huge help to patient collections.
“I had managed an office prior to joining this practice where I was…


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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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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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CMS CHANGES

Reminder: Comments for QPP Year 3 NPRM due September 10

On July 12th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed changes to its Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program (QPP). CMS is seeking…


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BILLING & COLLECTIONS

This 2 step program makes it easy to collect more money at the time of service

Ask any office “how well do you collect at the time of service?” and the answer will be “outstanding!”…


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COLLECTIONS

7 best practices for optimizing your collections

By Ranadene (Randi) K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
Collections isn’t the most glamorous part of running a practice. Perhaps the only thing worse than making collections calls is receiving them…


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BILLING AND COLLECTIONS

4 best practices to help optimize your processes and increase your reimbursements

By Ranadene (Randi) K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
Revenue Cycle Management is multi-faceted. There may not be a right or wrong way as far as your process goes, but there are tips, tricks, and best practices that can optimize the process…


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