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Month: February 2014

The Controversy of Cloud Based Rehabilitation Therapy Documentation

Cloud-based medical systems are so common, yet rehab therapists are still hesitant to adopt this system. Of the 204,000 Physical Therapists, 113,000 Occupational Therapist, and 134,000 Speech & Language Therapist, more use paper charts to capture therapy notes than use electronic medical records. But when it comes to billing, the case is exactly the opposite.

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Death of Solo Physician Practices

The latest trend in physician services seems like it’s hospitals hiring doctors as their employees or owning the practice jointly with the physician. While this may be the current trend, this statistic does not tell the whole story – and it certainly does not mean the end of the solo physician practice. In fact, quite

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Nurses Want Seats at Medical Billing Software Table

Although all nurses today rely on modern technology to perform their job as efficiently and accurately as possible, a discrepancy exists between using technology and providing educational opportunities to nurses who are involved in nursing education. An assistant professor and registered nurse working at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, Elizabeth Jordan, stated

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5 Simple Steps to Adding Billing Service Clients

The medical billing business is a lucrative one, but it can be riddled with problems. First of all, you have to find clients, and then you have to get them to sign up with your service. It’s not always easy to do either, and it’s even harder when you’re new at the game. If you’re

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Is Revenue Cycle Management Software Really Worth It?

State-of-the art, cloud-based Revenue Cycle Management is a significant investment, so the owner of a Medical Billing Company must ask themselves whether it is worth the cost. The answer? Only if you want your business to succeed. Over the last several weeks, we’ve talked about the changes occurring in the medical billing sector, the threats

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Physicians, Pharmacists, and Medical Billing

Although a pharmacist’s primary job is to follow prescription instructions as written by a physician and dispense the type and dosage of medication indicated on the prescription, pharmacists will likely be playing a more comprehensive role in the physician-patient relationship in addition to checking for drug interactions, printing labels, and counting out pills. According to

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Forget About The Fax Machine [PM Tips]

While the fax machine has become a bit of a dinosaur in many business offices, its prominence persists for a majority of private medical practices. Studies from only a few years ago reveal 90% of healthcare providers rely on the fax machine as a primary means of communicating and sharing information with other providers, billers

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EHR Documentation – Don’t Forget The Patient

Alongside the drive for efficient file sharing and comprehensive health records to support patient care, there is growing concern that the most critical element in the care equation – the patient – may be at greater risk as most providers shift toward EHRs. Proper patient care is at risk Evidence is mounting that physicians distracted

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4 Ways to Improve RCM with Better Documentation

Better management of clinical documentation processes increases a practice’s bottom line by decreasing the time it takes to get claims paid and reducing claims denials. Strong documentation management makes it easier to create financial stability in a private medical practice and helps streamline revenue cycle management. The best clinical documentation is an integrated approach to

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