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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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Electronic Health Records

By: Stephen O'Connor
May 25th, 2023

By now, leadership in your medical organization is starting to conclude that there are more problems than benefits in continuing to use paper-based records and it is time to make the switch to electronic health records. While some practices can manage to get by using old-fashioned paper, the drawbacks can no longer be ignored. Paper records are simply too insecure and it is becoming increasingly difficult to justify using this outdated method of maintaining patient files.

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Medical Billing / RCM

By: Gene Spirito, MBA
May 18th, 2023

Healthcare practice owners and managers are reviewing their budgets and projections amid signs of emerging financial challenges they expect to endure during a slumping economy. Medical organizations that have been taking their billing software and services for granted will be paying closer attention to changes they can make to maintain their bottom line.

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The Importance of Patient Engagement: Why They - And You - Need It

Learn why patient engagement is a necessity and how you can master it within your practice.

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Medical Billing / RCM

By: Christina Rosario
April 26th, 2023

While medical professionals such as nurses and doctors are typically focused on the physical health of their patients, they also need to take into account people’s mental state as part of their overall well-being.

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Medical Billing / RCM

By: Gene Spirito, MBA
April 13th, 2023

When your medical office was just starting up, it made sense to handle all billing internally. But as your enterprise grows in size and perhaps in scope, too, you might find that inefficiencies are creeping into the workflow. Or, perhaps your staff is finding it difficult to stay on top of code changes and updates to billing protocols.

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Electronic Health Records

By: Stephen O'Connor
April 10th, 2023

In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare, Cardiology remains a challenging field that demands precise analysis and synthesis of data from various sources, including lab tests, cardiac imaging, electrical activity monitoring, and physical examinations. With the advent of electronic health records (EHR) technology, cardiologists faced initial frustrations due to the inability of early systems to effectively capture the intricate data required for heart-related patient care. The critical role of semantic interoperability became evident as the backbone for improving healthcare efficiency and efficacy. This interoperability not only streamlines workflows but also enhances patient care and promotes collaboration among healthcare providers. Responding to the feedback from cardiologists, developers embarked on collaborative efforts to refine EHR software tailored specifically for cardiology practices.

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Practice Management | Healthcare Advice

By: Stephen O'Connor
April 4th, 2023

In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, businesses are witnessing continuous advancements in software solutions that bring about enhanced efficiency and improved outcomes. Ophthalmology practices are no exception to this trend. Whether you're upgrading your existing software or inheriting a legacy system, staying up-to-date with the latest upgrades is crucial for optimizing patient care and maximizing revenue.

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Medical Billing / RCM

By: Marc Klar
March 23rd, 2023

The Feel Good Nostalgia: MIPS is the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, a CMS initiative that determines Medicare payment adjustments to eligible providers based on the provider’s overall MIPS performance score. The provider’s MIPS score determines the provider’s reimbursement bonus, reimbursement penalty, or if the provider remains neutral (no bonus or penalty).

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Medical Billing / RCM

By: Christina Rosario
March 9th, 2023

Healthcare professionals need to remain aware of any changes that may affect the industry and their responsibilities to respond to requests for information from the government. Specifically, it’s crucial to stay on top of updates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, such as CMS quality measures.

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Medical Billing / RCM

By: Gene Spirito, MBA
February 23rd, 2023

As we enter the new year, you and your staff must be feeling some excitement (and maybe a bit of trepidation) as you anticipate the achievements to come. Perhaps you have new goals to reach in terms of improving your bottom line, or adding additional services to attract more patients (and retain your current loyal patients).

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Medical Billing / RCM

By: Gene Spirito, MBA
February 15th, 2023

As managers, owners and principals at cardiology practices plan for the coming quarters this year, the flow of revenue will be a major consideration. Accordingly, they will be looking at revenue cycle management or RCM trends to help prepare for 2024. With that in mind, here are cardiology RCM trends that appear to be emerging this year.