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Elizabeth
Elizabeth works on an array of projects at TCI, researching and writing about modern reimbursement challenges. Since joining TCI in 2017, she has also covered the nuts and bolts of cybersecurity, compliance with federal laws, and how to tap into the advantages of telehealth services.

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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
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    Auditing medical records can be a confusing and time-consuming endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be.  If you’re contemplating performing your first self-audit, it’s natural to feel intimidated. Your efforts, though, will pay in big dividends, which is why we’d like to help allay your   Read more..
    Posted on 22 Dec, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    6 Steps for a Successful Audit
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    All businesses, including medical practices and home health agencies, benefit from online customer feedback—provided, of course, the feedback is positive. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Happy customers aren’t nearly as motivated to spread the word as unhappy customers. Experts estimate, in fact, that a happy   Read more..
    Posted on 21 Dec, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    Reputation Management: How to Deal with Bad Online Reviews
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    Cut down your breach factor with TCI’s Health Information Compliance Alert!
    The newsletter’s got your back with all the monthly news, analysis, and expert advice you’ll ever need to stay informed, compliant, and profitable. Get answers to questions such as How can you protect your practice against inside threats and the exposure of ePHI? What’s new   Read more..
    Posted on 19 Dec, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    How can you close HIPAA-compliance gaps and get your policies in order?
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    Did you know that telemedicine covers more than just the virtual consultation that most people think of when they hear “telehealth?” Let’s break down telehealth services into four distinct areas: Real-time online visits - Involves the patient and his or her primary care physician or   Read more..
    Posted on 15 Dec, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    Telemedicine and Telehealth Services 101: Master the Fundamentals