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Running Your Practice Efficiently While Complying With the Sunshine Act

Transparency helps you build trust with your patients. Transparency is important, and the Sunshine Act helps keep health care professionals and those who manufacture drugs, medical devices, and other medical supplies transparent in their interactions with each other. As medical office staff, your role is to run your practice in a manner that complies with

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Preventive Services for Older Patients: Scheduling Issues

Older patients have unique medical and scheduling needs. Even if you don’t specialize in geriatric medicine, you have older patients in your practice. Some of them may have been with you for years. As your patients age, chronic and acute health conditions can emerge. As medical staff, your job is to stay on top of

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Improve Patient Care With Practice Management Software

Practice management software helps you focus on your patients’ needs. Is communication about billing concerns and inaccurate patient information an issue in your practice? Practice management software can help you smooth out your staff communication and improve your patient care. Good Administration is Key to Good Patient Care When you’re caring for others, you have

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Avoid Medical Billing Issues with a Self-Audit

The best way to find holes in your electronic security is to have someone attack your network.   You can set up what you believe are foolproof systems, but until someone tries to hack their way in, it’s impossible to know where the flaws are. The same holds true for medical billing issues. You really

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Easy Tips That Minimize Medical Billing Denials & Claim Approvals

Are you challenged by your claims denial rate?  When a claim is denied, your medical practice suffers. While practicing medicine is all about supporting your patients, your practice needs to operate on a firm financial foundation in order to continue to serve those patients. Errors and denials hurt your cash flow and your business. Free

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Balancing Act: Medical Billers Walk a Fine Line

Medical coding seems like a profession where everything is black and white. There’s the right code for a diagnosis or procedure, and there’s the wrong code—no shades of grey. The reality is somewhat different. Medical billers are not automatons who spit out the right code time and time again. They are skilled individuals who understand

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You Can Crack the HIPAA Privacy Code Without Breaking a Sweat

Everyone values their privacy, and nowhere is privacy more important than in the case of your personal medical records. In this age of electronic data collection and storage, patients can feel insecure about the safety of their personal health information. This is why the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) exists. Your practice needs

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