How to Automate Your Medical Coding Like a Pro

For medical practices to get ahead in 2019, automating the coding process is a necessity. But just using automation tools is not enough. There are those who get the full ROI out of their coding automation, and those who lag behind. Exception Only Workflow When it comes to automating your medical coding process, the first…


How Top Performing Practices Leverage Their Existing EHRs

There is a good reason that so few practices actually replace their EHR. Despite dissatisfaction with current EHR systems, it is not worth it for most practices to switch EHR vendors. Top performing practices know that switching EHR vendors will only cost them time and money. Because of the Meaningful Use era, all EHR vendors are…


Analytics Is the Number One Opportunity for Healthcare Executives in 2019

2019 more than ever will be a year that practices need to take advantage of advanced revenue cycle analytics. Practice managers are no longer satisfied with merely observing the bare minimum metrics, such as net days in accounts receivable, or claim denial rate. The HealthCare Executive Group voted on and ranked what they believe are the…


Chuck Norris Agrees Physician Burnout is a Problem

Chuck Norris, famous actor and martial arts expert, recently wrote an article in his health blog about the serious problem facing patients—physician burnout. His article was directed towards patients rather than physicians, with an important message for empathy. With clinical interactions shrinking, he wants people to know the reason behind their disconnected interactions with their…


Everything Physician Practices Need to Know About the 2019 MPFS

We already know that the work for revenue cycle teams will increase in 2019. After the CMS published the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), we also know that reimbursement rates will remain flat across the board. These trends together will make it difficult for practices to increase their revenue this year. There are several factors that make…


3 Factors That Will Increase Your 2019 Revenue Cycle Workload

As 2018 winds down and the new year begins, it’s time for forward-thinking practices to take a look at what the next year might bring. Prepare your practice for the future by looking out for what trends will affect you in 2019. This year, there are a couple of trends that will cause your revenue…


Learn How This Practice Solved Their DME Charge Capture Problem

People image created by Jcomp – Freepik.com The Problem: Disappearing DMEs Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center is known for their excellence in sports medicine and orthopaedic patient care, research, education and prevention. As a large and growing practice who provides many DMEs, it makes the most sense for them to own their DMEs in-house….


10 ICD-10 Christmas Codes to Prepare You For the Holidays

Christmas time is upon us, and with this season comes a whole new host of potential injuries. Below are a few festive ICD-10 codes that you may end up using this year. 1.  When the gift wrapping goes awry: W262XXA Contact with edge of stiff paper, initial encounter 2.  When you spend way too much…


A Message For Doctors: It’s Not Your Fault

Improved patient outcomes, a part of the Triple Aim, is driven by patient engagement.  The key to patient engagement is the trust-bond relationship between the doctor and patient.  If the patient feels they are cared for by their care provider and can trust them, then they are far more likely to engage in their prescribed treatment plans….


9 New CPT Codes For Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Biopsy

Background image created by Nensuria – Freepik.com With the start of the new year comes the annual CPT code update. Effective January 1, 2019, several new CPT codes will become available for reporting Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Biopsy. FNA biopsies are reported based on the type of imaging modality (ie. ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT, MR, etc)…