Hospitals Lose an Average of 22 Million Annually Due to Missed Charges

According to a recent article on the Healthcare Finance website, hospitals are losing an average of $22 million in missed revenue capture. There are a couple of negative market trends that lead to these unprecedented numbers. Payers have increased their level of scrutiny over claims Patient cost obligations are at an all-time high Increased physician responsibility…


Tips & Tricks – Are Your Myalgia ICD-10 Codes Up to Date?

Myalgia, or muscle pain, is a common diagnosis frequently included on the electronic  AccelaCAPTURE and AccelaMOBILE forms. Effective October 1, 2018, the single ICD-10 code for Myalgia (M79.1) was replaced with Myalgia Unspecified (M79.10), Myalgia of Masticiation Muscle, Myalgia of Auxiliary Muscle (M79.12), and Myalgia Other Sites (M79.18). Question: When you validate a batch in AccelaSMART, are the…


How to Harness the Power of Technology for Your Medical Coding Process

You know how dependent your practice is on having an efficient coding staff. In today’s post-Meaningful Use world, a good team of coders is essential to ensuring you get the most out of your revenue cycle. Entering charges fully and correctly the first time is crucial to getting paid your full reimbursement. But when you…


10 Revenue Cycle Management Pitfalls to Avoid

It’s important for your practice to stay on top of managing your revenue cycle. Like any business, your medical practice needs cash flow to stay afloat. Here is a list of 10 revenue cycle management mistakes you need to avoid to keep your practice running efficiently. 1. Falling behind on payer rules With so many…


Top 3 Complaints Against EHRs and How to Solve Them

It’s no secret that most physicians are unhappy with their electronic health records. How is it that a piece of technology that was supposed to enhance patient care has become its biggest hindrance? The problem is all in the design, not the data. As a result of the Meaningful Use Act, practices were forced to…


Experiencing Physician Burnout? Here are 4 Ways to Lighten Your Load

Burnout is becoming a widespread epidemic among practicing physicians. This unfortunate phenomenon is largely caused by the increase of administrative duties now demanding physician attention. With the implementation of EHR systems that were designed without considering the needs of doctors, face to face patient time is matched or even overridden by screen time, just trying to click…


Getting Your Practice Ready for the New ICD-10 Code Update

October is a month of change. The temperature starts to drop, leaves change colors, and for those of us in healthcare, the ICD-10 code updates are rolled out. Being unprepared for these updates will have a destructive impact on your revenue cycle, including increased denial rates and a decrease in cash flow. Here are our…


Why Automated Charge Entry Is Not Giving You the Time Savings You Expect

Let me paint you a picture. Your billers and coders were spending hours of time manually entering in charges to your PM system. Then, you implemented charge passing on your EHR system. Gone are the days of manually entering in each individual charge post encounter. So why aren’t you seeing the time savings? Where is…


4 Reasons Why Turning Doctors into Coders Is Detrimental for Your Practice

For many practices, it is tempting to push the coding work back onto the physicians. For some, the motivation is to ensure compliance. It makes sense; the physician is the only one in the exam room, and they are the ones whose name the claim is billed under. For others, their workflow decisions are driven…