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Elizabeth

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    The EMR is a dynamic document database, evolving every time a user accesses it. With today’s standard features and add-on conveniences, EMRs have the potential to save time, increase productivity, enhance efficiency, and play an important part in patient engagement. However, it is imperative that   Read more..
    Posted on 7 Feb, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Lock Down CDI for EMRs
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    EHR can be a powerful secret weapon for marketing. But to properly deploy this tool, you must narrow down the mountains of data to get the info that’s useful for your agency’s unique marketing needs. The quality of data you can extract from your EHR is   Read more..
    Posted on 5 Feb, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Use Electronic Health Records (EHR) to Supercharge Your Marketing
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    Audit Hotspot #1: Copy and Paste EMR shortcuts for copy and paste may lead to many errors, not only in record-keeping and accounting, but also in automated carry-forwards that can negatively impact a patient’s treatment. Add a chronic or acute illness into the mix—mistakenly copied   Read more..
    Posted on 31 Jan, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Guard Against Top 4 EMR-related Audit Hotspots
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    “It seems as if, even for well-intentioned healthcare providers, the Stark Law has become a booby trap rigged with strict liability and potentially ruinous exposure — especially when coupled with the False Claims Act,” ---said 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Albert Diaz who upheld   Read more..
    Posted on 29 Jan, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    When the Stark Stakes Get Higher
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    CDI is gaining more importance, and improvement programs have increased across providers over the last 10 years. In fact, CDI has made some positive changes in reimbursement because payers’ increased scrutiny has resulted in value-added changes to patient care. Best bet: CDI is a quality initiative   Read more..
    Posted on 27 Jan, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Learn the Ins and Outs of CDI Best Practices
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    5 Steps to Get Payer Contract Renegotiations Rolling & Improve Practice Revenue, Part I Negotiating terms for your payer contracts involves considerable preparation, but the work pays off when coupled with solid negotiation strategies. If you learn how to tackle the renegotiation process, you can boost   Read more..
    Posted on 23 Jan, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    5 Steps to Get Payer Contract Renegotiations Rolling & Improve Practice Revenue, Part II
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    When it comes to getting higher reimbursement rates from payers, “you have far more leverage than you think,” says Penny Noyes, president, CEO, and founder of Health Business Navigators. Payers need us more than we need them. The fact to remember is: we have leverage and   Read more..
    Posted on 22 Jan, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    5 Steps to Get Payer Contract Renegotiations Rolling & Improve Practice Revenue, Part I
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    On Dec. 7, 2016, the Federal Register published a final rule from the HHS OIG that seemed to speak to many providers’ frustrations about the AKS rules regarding safe harbors. The report offered an olive branch to physicians and their business partners with revisions to old   Read more..
    Posted on 19 Jan, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Safe Harbor Paves the Way for Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Value-Based Reimbursement
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    Soar to Success with Telemedicine and Telehealth at Your Facility Technology is improving at lightning speed, delivering groundbreaking utilities that change our lives seemingly on a daily basis. Has your facility or medical practice kept pace? Are you onboard with the latest and greatest? Telehealth service   Read more..
    Posted on 4 Jan, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Is Your Medical Practice Tele-Friendly?
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    The best way to prepare yourself for an external audit is to perform internal audits.
    Knowing where to start, though, is one of the biggest challenges of self-audits. Consider the billing problems that are most often problematic for your practices. Another strategy is to scan current audit hotspots and determine whether you’re at risk. Number 1 Audit Hotspot--Evaluation and Management Reporting It isn’t   Read more..
    Posted on 27 Dec, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    Audit Readiness