The Smart Medical Practice

Growing Your Medical Billing Service – Full Speed Ahead

With the advent of ICD-10, there are plenty of opportunities out there for medical billing companies to gain new clients.  But we understand that every minute spent marketing is time away from customers and claims. The good news is that social media and digital publishing mean getting your message out is easier and less expensive

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Medical CRM Boosts Value for Practices and Medical Billers

As a medical billing company, you’ve helped your clients with thorny practice management issues for years. Today, competition is intense and seems more ferocious each day. Fortunately, you can offer your clients Care Relationship Management, a service to help them grow and strengthen their patient relationships. All while boosting your bottom line.  Physicians don’t spend

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Is Cloud-Based Billing Software Really Better?

Imagine enterprise software that’s  easy to install and access — exactly what cloud-based applications are about. Instead of purchasing servers and software and hiring IT experts to install and support them, you subscribe to a software service and pay a monthly fee. This model is similar to your cell phone or internet connection. There are

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10 Changes Coming With ICD-10

The ICD-10 changeover is a year away, and pundits are ramping up their rhetoric. True, there’s a lot of work to be done, but looking at the facts is always helpful. Here are 10 things that will be true starting October 1, 2014: Claims will be denied if they include an ICD-9 code. Because it already

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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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Why I Changed My Medical Billing Software

Betty Harder, owner of BJ’s Medical Billing Service in Portland, Michigan, was looking for solutions to help grow her business. She had worked directly as a medical biller for several providers but wanted to branch out on her own. Betty doesn’t just enter and process claims for her providers and their patients, she’s an advocate

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