How AI is Transforming the Healthcare Industry

The term artificial intelligence often brings to mind futuristic, human-like robots that aim to take over the world—something out of a sci-fi film. But in reality, AI is being developed and applied in many industries today, and it is changing the way we approach healthcare. The term artificial intelligence often brings to mind futuristic, human-like…


How to Decrease Doctor’s Dislike for Their Computers

A recent article by Dr. Jay Anders discusses his thoughts on how to reduce the hatred that doctors feel towards their computers.  Physicians are spending too much time with their EHR, and not enough time with patients, and this is frustrating.  We need to take steps in the right direction to decrease the frustration that doctors feel…


When to Use Post-Op Modifiers 24, 58, 78 and 79

Medical image created by Peoplecreations – Freepik.com Documenting the events of a patient visit is not always the simplest and most straightforward of processes. Many variables affect which information must be included in order to report a procedure or service accurately. Global periods are one of those variables. A global period is the amount of time before,…


Why Is Revenue Cycle Management Important in the Healthcare Industry?

Technology image created by Pressfoto – Freepik.com Managing your revenue cycle is important to keep your practice running. However, keeping your revenue cycle healthy takes a lot of time and energy, and it can often conflict with the many office and clinical responsibilities. Why is revenue cycle management so important? Defining Revenue Cycle Management In…


Get Ready for These 4 New Breast Mammography CPT Codes

People image created by Nensuria – Freepik.com As of January 1, 2019, the new CPT codes changes go into effect. Among other changes, new Breast Mammography codes have been added. Make sure your practice is ready to implement these coding changes in January. To revise, add or replace the following CPT codes to your AccelaCAPTURE or AccelaMOBILE…


3 Reasons Why You Should Not Replace Your EHR

Many practices are not happy with their EHR. Providers are stuck with the dilemma of whether they should stick it out with the EHR that they already have and remain unhappy, or risk switching to a new one. Yet there may be an option where you avoid going through the painful implementation process a second…


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…