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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 | Electronic Health Records | Industry News | Healthcare Advice

What You Need To Know About MIPS MACRA 2019

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
January 3rd, 2019

We’re presenting here some easy-to-understand basics on MACRA for 2019. Many more exciting details can be found on www.cms.gov which should definitely be consulted if those details are needed.

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Medical Billing / RCM | Electronic Health Records | Industry News | Patient Portal

How a Great EHR System & Patient Portal Helps Your Patients

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
January 2nd, 2019

When it comes to providing the optimal experience for your patients, you already put a lot of effort in: you provide excellent service, hire the best staff, and treat each patient as an individual. No amount of technology could replace the value of a good practitioner to patient relationship, but a well-organized Electronic Health Records system complete with medical portal can prove extremely helpful to patients. Let's discuss how it can elevate the patient's experience in every way.

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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

15 Healthcare Podcasts You Need to Listen to

By: Stephen O'Connor
January 2nd, 2019

Whether you are already a medical industry professional or have an interest in medicine and would like to expand your knowledge, it pays to make the maximum use of your time as you learn. Busy people who want to stay on top of healthcare industry developments, innovations, and the latest news may not be able to devote much attention to reading books or journals, let alone watching lengthy documentaries.

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Medical Billing / RCM | Electronic Health Records | Industry News | Healthcare Advice

Future Trends in Telehealth and Telemedicine

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
December 27th, 2018

Telehealth and telemedicine are making great strides being accepted by health insurance carriers. this will open markets with the variety of multi-state compacts that make nurses, physicians, therapists, and other regulated, licensed health care providers able to practice across state line. The federal government, hoping to improve access and reduce costs, has embraced telemedicine for the VA system and Tricare, the medical insurance for military retirees.

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

Five Benefits of Keeping Electronic Health Records

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
December 20th, 2018

It's easy to become complacent using the same medical file procedures you've used for years. If the old way of filing medical information worked well in your practice for decades, it likely isn't now in the era of electronic health records.

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Substance Abuse Billing Vs. Revenue Cycle Management

By: Jim Woods
December 17th, 2018

Substance abuse billing is one of the major areas with which drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers struggle resulting in lost revenue and delayed payments. Many drug rehabilitation centers and behavioral health organizations are closing their doors due to rapidly changing industry laws, regulations, and insurance companies. One thing in common is poor revenue cycle management.

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Medical Billing / RCM | Industry News | Healthcare Advice

The 5 Things That Slow Down Laboratory Billing

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
December 10th, 2018

When it comes time to submit billing to government and private insurance carriers, the process can become extremely labor intensive to ensure that the payment is received. Time is money when it comes to the laboratory billing process so ensuring your office has adequate software and protocols  in place. Outstanding ones will make sure the eligibility is completed and any referrals or per-authorizations are obtained prior to billing. There are roadblocks that can slow down the submission and subsequent payment of submitting billing.

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President Signs New Law Allowing Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances: DEA Special Registration to Go Live

By: Christina Rosario
October 31st, 2018

President Trump just signed into law the “Special Registration for Telemedicine Act of 2018” (the Act), requiring the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to activate a special registration allowing physicians and nurse practitioners to prescribe controlled substances via telemedicine without an in-person exam. The DEA has no more than one year to complete the task.

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Value-Based Care

4 MACRA and MIPS Changes to Prepare for in 2019

By: Christina Rosario
October 17th, 2018

During the course of your normal duties at the office diagnosing and taking care of patients, you know that as a physician, you need to be aware of paperwork requirements regarding the treatment of those patients who happen to be covered by Medicare. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and Merit-Based Incentives must be adhered to in order for your medical organization to receive proper compensation from the government.

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Medical Billing / RCM

Your Practice Needs Medical Billing Software for These 3 Reasons

By: Christina Rosario
October 11th, 2018

In medicine, as is the case with any professional endeavor, you need to have the right tool for the job in order to get the best results. When it comes to the flow of revenue in your organization, if you’re not using the right tool for billing, chances are you are actually hampering your bottom line. Practices that try to get by just using some kind of generic billing software suitable for any type of business are doing themselves a disservice.

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