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Coding
Jessica ShortDecember 9, 2019

Four Most Common Errors in Medical Billing and Coding (And How Independent Providers Should Solve Them)

For modern medical practices, financial health is often challenged due to shrinking reimbursements and increased scrutiny over coding practices. Although medical billing and coding errors are usually from minor mistakes, these common errors can add up to a lot of lost revenue over the years and, for ...

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Patient Satisfaction
Revenue Cycle
Joe PolarisAugust 26, 2019

Use Revenue Cycle Improvements to Clear The Path To Patient Satisfaction

Although patient-centered strategies are a common topic of debate in hospitals and health systems these days, it’s striking how seldom revenue cycle factors into the discussion. The lack of correlation between financial conversations and patient satisfaction is especially interesting given the prevalent role of ...

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Emergency Medicine
Revenue Cycle
Sara RiceJuly 26, 2019

Four Revenue Cycle Management Areas Emergency Physician Groups Need to Keep in Mind When Starting a New Hospital Contract

Emergency physician groups that are focused on growth are often looking to expand into a new hospital location or begin their own free-standing emergency department. Once the arduous legal and bureaucratic process is complete, and you have won that contract it is time to get to work.

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Collections
Pamela OlkowskiJune 3, 2019

Five Things to Consider Before Using a Collections Agency for Medical Debt

In today’s billing environment, increasingly higher payment responsibility resides with patients. Self-pay accounts have steadily grown to essentially their own payer ...

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Billing
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Collections
Revenue Cycle
R1 RCMAugust 10, 2017

What is Revenue Cycle Management in Healthcare?

The healthcare industry in the U.S. is undergoing a significant transformation due to a transitioning coding system amidst changing regulations regarding value-based care and increasing pressures on healthcare providers to improve patient care while simultaneously lowering costs. In light of these ...

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Payer Mix
Physician Services
R1 RCMOctober 20, 2016

The Importance of Understanding Your Practice’s Payer Mix

Do you know what percentage of your practice’s patients are self-pay? How many of your patients have private insurance? And of those who have private insurance, do you know what percentage of that group has a high-deductible plan? If you know who your largest payers are, are you in tune with news about their ...

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