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The latest in all things RCM, Electronic Health Records, Radiology Information Systems, Practice Management, Medical Billing, Value-Based Care, & Healthcare IT.

Marc Klar

Marc was introduced to medical software sales after several years working in operations, management, and sales in the NYC hotel industry. He quickly learned the medical industry/software and more than held his own in sales. He got into assisting with marketing, created new business development teams and marketing programs with two different vendors, one of which became the largest vendor of that system in the country for three consecutive years. He then moved to Advanced Data Systems; as VP of Marketing, Marc oversees the company’s entire marketing effort. Among other things, Marc enjoys reading, cooking, and performing comedy which sometimes isn’t funny for him or his audience. He has an appreciation and respect for good music and art (where an apple is an apple…not someone’s head). Marc became an accomplished drummer and teacher after studying with some of the top jazz drummers in NYC, all as a result of being told since early in life to “beat it.”

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Practice Management | Healthcare Advice

Healthcare System Security: Staying Secure in an Insecure World

By: Marc Klar
December 11th, 2019

Viruses. Spyware. Ransomware. Hacking. Intrusions. All are extremely damaging, especially when healthcare systems are involved. That's because they not only compromise sensitive and confidential financial and operational information, but they put patients' personal health information (PHI) at risk, as well.

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Electronic Health Records | Industry News

FHIR vs HL7: EHR-wise, it’s an acronym you can connect with

By: Marc Klar
December 4th, 2019

Most people in healthcare have heard of Health Level 7 (HL7) but not all may be familiar with it on a super-technical level. Still, most at least know HL7's needed for interfacing different healthcare-related systems, and that they'd only want to implement software that is HL7-compliant.

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What Is MACRA?

What Is MACRA?

There are many aspects of MACRA, and it's important you're familiar with all of them.

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Value-Based Care | Telemedicine Software

How Much Does Implementing Telemedicine Software Cost?

By: Marc Klar
November 18th, 2019

With portable computing available to anyone with a smartphone or laptop and near-ubiquitous broadband connectivity, solutions like telemedicine sound perfect for organizations that are focused on streamlining services for patients and cutting down on expenses.

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Medical Billing / RCM

MedicsRCM: The Complete Healthcare RCM Technology and Service

By: Marc Klar
July 31st, 2019

Reimbursements and Impatient Receivables Not a typo. With insurance reimbursements decreasing, providers are becoming impatient about ever-increasing patient responsibility amounts after insurance. Two things are needed: a way to ensure maximizing insurance reimbursements without over-coding, and an ability to accurately determine - in advance - what the patient will owe.

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46 States Don't Provide Adequate Insurance Coverage For Addiction Treatment

By: Marc Klar
May 23rd, 2019

According to a recently released report from the Center on Addiction, only RI provided comprehensive addiction treatment coverage in the two 2017 ACA plans reviewed. CA, MN and OR offered at least one plan with comprehensive coverage. The remaining 46 states did not offer any comprehensive addiction treatment coverage plans.

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Medical Billing / RCM | Practice Management | Electronic Health Records

Why Your Substance Abuse Treatment Center Needs a Unified EHR and Billing Platform

By: Marc Klar
April 24th, 2019

Substance abuse treatment centers are finding it’s become a complicated - even dangerous -  world of reduced insurance reimbursements resulting in continually increasing patient / client receivables. In some cases, personal responsibility amounts are equaling, or even exceeding, what insurance reimburses.

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The ADS Story [Infographic]

By: Marc Klar
March 4th, 2019

When ADS began in 1977 “mips” was a typo for “maps.” A “good patient experience” meant he or she survived. “Mobility” meant you were able to make an appointment from a pay phone.

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Electronic Health Records

EHRs Are In Every Lab’s DNA

By: Marc Klar
October 3rd, 2018

The following article first appeared on Medical Laboratory Observer (MLO) on September 25th, 2018. It was written by Advanced Data System's Vice President, Marc Klar. Like virtually every other entity in healthcare today, laboratories need to stay engaged and connected with the two groups of people most important to them: their referring physicians or sources (such as hospitals or companies that require employee testing), and the laboratory’s patients.

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Industry News

Healthcare News: August 2018 Edition

By: Marc Klar
August 17th, 2018

As a busy healthcare professional, it’s likely that you often find it too difficult to carve some time out of your schedule to keep up with industry news and events. Indeed, with technological advances and new research always coming down the pike, it’s increasingly important to stay on top of developments.

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Value-Based Care

6 FAQs About APMs

By: Marc Klar
June 14th, 2018

Quality in healthcare over quantity of healthcare delivered is the new focus in these United States. In an effort to boost quality, the government is encouraging health care providers to start using Alternative Payment Models (also known as APMs), as part of a broader effort to curb costs and improve efficiency.

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