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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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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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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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HEALTH CARE REFORM

CMS proposes changes to modernize Medicare and aid the doctor-patient relationship

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changes that would increase the amount of time that doctors and other clinicians can spend with…


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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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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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INCREASING PROFITS

How to make a collection call to a patient

A collection call to a patient should never be offensive. But it does need to be firm. Remember, the goal is to collect an…


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MANAGING STAFF

Are employees embezzling funds from your medical practice?

Embezzlement is easy in a medical office because little amounts come through every day, many of them in cash, and $5 here or $10 there doesn’t get missed…


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INSIGHT

4 ways to keep your cool in the midst of chaos

By Cheryl Toth, MBA  bio
How well do you think you handle stress at work? I used to think I was pretty good at it, until a few years ago, when I realizedhellip;


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