Top 5 Diagnosis Additions for Orthopedic Practices

Business photo created by freepik – www.freepik.com We collected data from our entire client base, and these were the top five diagnosis additions that orthopedic practices are making. If you are a coder at an orthopedic practice, most likely you will not be surprised by these results. However, this is an opportunity to measure against…


Don’t Let Your Healthcare Technology Dictate Your Care Process

People photo created by javi_indy – www.freepik.com Doctors know what they need. Whether it’s lab results, demographic information, or other data, every physician could tell you what they need to see and exactly when in the process of a patient visit that they need it. However, many doctors are not able to take control of…


Study Reveals EHR Challenges Lead to Staff Workarounds

A recent study revealed that in order to make EHRs usable, doctors are resorting to several different workarounds in their day. These workarounds add extra time and work for the doctor, and they have the potential to cause harm to patients. Why do doctors today need workarounds? A workaround is defined as “nonstandard procedures typically used…


4 Uses of Blockchain Technology in 2019

Experts at the HIMMS19 conference discussed blockchain technology and the potential it could hold for healthcare. It’s not going to be the perfect solution to every problem that faces healthcare technology today, but there are many exciting opportunities that experts believe could be realized in 2019. What is blockchain technology? As a refresher, blockchain technology is a…


3 Ways to Spend Less Time in Your EHR

People photo created by pressfoto – www.freepik.com Physicians today spend half of their time in their EHR. Not only is this frustrating for physicians, but it is also costly. According to the Harvard Business Review, the annual cost of physicians spending 50% of their time in their EHR is more than $365 billion. That is one billion dollars…


This Claim Denial Statistic Will Blow You Away

Business photo created by katemangostar – www.freepik.com Here’s a jaw-dropping statistic about denied claims: Over 50% of denied claims are never resubmitted. Surprised by this number? If it seems far-fetched, you may want to take a closer look at your denial numbers. The fact is that denied claims are easy to forget about. As the revenue…


The Anatomy of the Healthcare Revenue Cycle [Infographic]

The healthcare revenue cycle is made up of several important steps that all work together to increase cash flow within a medical practice. There are a couple of statistics that demonstrate several key points within the revenue cycle. According to an article by the AAFP, over 50% of denied claims never get reworked. That is a huge…


Here’s Where Revenue Cycle Leakage Occurs

Business photo created by yanalya – www.freepik.com Don’t let revenue leakage drain your practice. With limited staff time and resources, it’s important to maintain a tightly run revenue cycle and increase practice cash flow whenever possible. Plug up these common revenue leaks to keep your practice afloat. Denied claims One of the most blatant sources…


Are You Correctly Coding for Durolane Injections?

People photo created by Dragana_Gordic – www.freepik.com As of January 1, 2019, a new HCPCS code J7318 “Hyaluronan or derivative, durolane, for intr-articualr injection, 1mg” became available to treat joint pain (Knee, hip, and other joints) usually caused by osteoarthritis. Typically, durolane is administered to patients when other osteoarthritis treatments or pain drugs have proven…


Electronic Health Records: Benefits and Challenges

Technology photo created by jannoon028 – www.freepik.com Electronic Health Records aren’t going anywhere. Almost all healthcare systems and practices have transitioned to EHRs, but many physicians aren’t satisfied with their EHR. In order to improve EHRs for physicians, we need to take a look at both the benefits EHRs already provide, as well as the…