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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Five Documentation DOs to Make the Most of Reimbursement

Here are five tips to ensure better documentation and, along with it, better patient care and improved reimbursement.


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Monday, March 5th, 2012

Medical bills can wreck credit, even when paid off

A growing number of Americans could encounter similar landmines when they refinance or take out a loan. The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that sponsors health care research, estimates that 22 million Americans were contacted by collection agencies for unpaid medical bills in 2005. That increased to 30 million Americans in 2010.

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Monday, March 5th, 2012

Hospitals Demand Payment Upfront From ER Patients With Routine Problems

Next time you go to an emergency room, be prepared for this: If your problem isn’t urgent, you may have to pay upfront. Last year, about 80,000 emergency-room patients at hospitals owned by HCA, the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chain, left without treatment after being told they would have to first pay $150 because they did not have a true emergency.

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

SGR Avoided for 2012

One worry providers can set aside is the Medicare pay cut of 27.4 percent, set to go into effect March 1, now that Congress and President Obama have approved the “Doc Fix” legislation, postponing cuts until next year.


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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Ensuring Consistent Collections, Year after Year

Most physician practices use year-to-year comparisons to measure their profitability and growth. Throughout the industry, you may hear, “Charges are terrific [or the same as last month], but collections are down.” But, is it fair to compare financials month-to-month or year-to-year? And, when the current year does not meet or exceed the previous year’s bottom line, how does a practice determine the root cause?

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