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Month: September 2013

10 Frequent Errors Generated by New Medical Coders

Medical coding is an exciting career with a lot of room for growth. However, the field comes with a unique set of challenges, including a high volume of work and complex guidelines. As a result, many medical coders are entering the field without any prior experience.  While it’s normal to make mistakes when you’re starting

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HIPAA Enhancements: How They Affect Your Practice

Although HIPAA has been in effect for 24 years, confusion remains about some aspects. The passing of the HITECH act in 2009 added a few wrinkles and brought this issue back to the forefront. Do you know the difference between HIPAA and HITECH? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act(HIPAA), sets the standard for protecting

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10 Common Medical Billing Mistakes That Cause Claim Denials – Part 1

In this two-part series, we discuss how medical coding and billing involve complex processes that can differ based on the patient, insurer, and procedure.  Even the most diligent financial services departments experience claim denials, but knowing the most common mistakes can help you take steps to avoid them. These top coding, billing, and filing errors

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5 Things to Look for in a Medical CRM System

As a provider with a small or mid-sized practice, you may think you don’t need a CRM system. For one thing, CRM stands for customer relationship management, and you have patients, not customers. Second, most CRMs are designed for large, complex businesses with a sales force. But there are new systems emerging for providers like

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