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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.

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Medical Billing / RCM | Finances | Electronic Medical Record

Medical Billing Is Only Part of the Revenue Management Cycle

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
June 26th, 2019

Medical Billing: Claim Submission and Follow Up "Medical billing is the process of submitting and following up on claims with health insurance companies in order to receive payment for services rendered," as stated on HBMA. Without submitting clean claims on a timely basis, it doesn't matter how many patients you see or how many services you render.

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Medical Billing / RCM | Electronic Health Records | Radiology Information System | Patient Portal

What Top Radiology Information Systems All Have in Common

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
June 19th, 2019

Radiology Information Systems (RIS) are essential software tools for radiological centers, groups, and clinics. Besides providing the software to securely store and access images and videos from scans, what do all the top RISs have in common?

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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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Healthcare Advice | Value-Based Care | Patient Portal | Medical Practice

10 Tips to Grow Your Medical Practice in 2019

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
June 12th, 2019

Even though medical professionals undergo many years of education and training, most of them aren't trained on how to successfully run their own business. Unlike just a few decades ago, attracting new patients today to a medical practice can be more complex. This is mainly because of the digital age in which we live. However, with the right strategies and tools, you can grow your practice. Here are 10 basic tips on how to grow your medical practice in 2019, along with a few considerations and warnings.

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Electronic Health Records | Medical Practice | Practice Management System | Electronic Medical Record

EMR vs. PMS: Integrated Together Increases Practice Efficiencies

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
June 5th, 2019

The Two Departments of a Medical Practice In the most common medical practices, whether general practice or a specialty practice, the office usually functions as two departments: the clinical staff and the administrative staff, as found on Chron. As mentioned, some practices may have "clinic heads and ancillary clinic providers".

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Medical Billing / RCM | Electronic Health Records | Healthcare Advice | Patient Portal

The Advantages of an EHR Built for Innovation

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
May 29th, 2019

Forecasts for Health Care Technology One area that is on the front burner of health care is the "push toward truly digitized health care," as found on Forbes. At Advanced Data Systems Corporation (ADS), we are hearing and reading how providers are "feeling the pain" with electronic health record (EHR) integration. We are here to help providers meet the challenges, and learn how to get the advantages an EHR offers. 

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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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Industry News

Report: Labs Contribute Majorly to Economy and Jobs

By: Jim O'Neill
May 14th, 2019

According to a report released by the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) on 5/6/19, the contributions of clinical laboratories to the economy and the job market in the United States shows that clinical laboratories support more than 688,000 jobs resulting in $44.75 billion in wages to American workers. More than $9.81 billion in federal taxes are paid by the industry.

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Industry News | Healthcare Advice | Patient Portal | Telemedicine Software

Pros and Cons of Telemedicine Software

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
May 8th, 2019

With the popularity of telemedicine on the rise, countless healthcare providers find themselves wondering whether or not they, too, should take the plunge towards modernization. Since the American Telemedicine Association's founding in 1993, motivated individuals within the community have been pushing to expand telehealth technology companies and boost patient access to care; now, as many as 90% of healthcare executives have moved to develop or implement telemedicine programs into their organizations.

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Radiology Information System

6 Types of Radiology Information Handled by RIS

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
May 1st, 2019

A Radiology Information System (RIS) is an essential software platform for any radiology practice. RIS complements other critical elements of a healthcare system such as electronic health records (EHR) and the picture archiving and communication system (PACS). RIS stores and organizes a large amount of patient information; radiology professionals should familiarize themselves with the varieties of information that a typical RIS system processes.

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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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