Why Your EHR Code Scrubber Isn’t Good Enough

A lot has changed in healthcare IT in the past 10 years, but for most physicians the technology behind your code scrubber hasn’t. Chances are that your code scrubber was designed to solve revenue cycle problems from 10 years ago, but it hasn’t kept up with the times. If you are like most practices, you…


How to Decrease Denied Claims

Denied claims are the main source of revenue loss for medical practices. Payers rules have gotten more strict, and every year there is a new set of ICD-10 codes to update. It is easy to have denied claims, and it is costly to resubmit them. However, it is even more costly to ignore them and…


Don’t Let Screens Come Between You & Your Patients

The doctor-patient relationship used to be a sacred one. A patient entered the exam room, and the sole focus of the physician was on diagnosing and treating that person. They made eye-contact, asked questions, and worked to solve whatever medical problems the patient was facing. These days, that relationship has been sabotaged by a tool…


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…