Revenue Cycle Management

Three Challenges to Consider Before Switching to Direct Primary Care

Over the last year or so, the direct primary care model has begun to show its strength. Increasingly, PCPs are showing an interest in boosting their relationships with health insurance companies and working directly with patients, collecting a monthly fee per patient rather than struggling to collect reimbursement checks.  While DPC does come with some challenges, pioneering doctors are increasingly demonstrating that the model is manageable, research suggests. [cont...]

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Anne Zieger

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Anne Zieger is a writer and communications professional that has been covering the healthcare industry for more than 20 years. Her past work includes serving as editor in chief of Fierce Healthcare. Her articles have been featured in BusinessWeek, Information Week and dozens of other national publications. Anne also runs her own marketing communications business, Anne Zieger Marketing, where she has worked with clients like Sybase, Microsoft, IBM and Office Depot.

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Bundled Payments: A Cure for Fragmentation?

It is no secret that the current healthcare system could use a good lesson in coordination. To aid in this task, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has rolled out a payment program called The Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative. Their goal is to increase accountability among providers and to improve the quality of a person’s care as they are seen by different providers [cont...]

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William Rusnak, MD

Medical Information Advisor

William Rusnak, MD (@RusnakMD) is a resident physician in diagnostic radiology, financial investor, writer, and entrepreneur. He writes about topics such as healthcare information technology, data science, biotechnology, and prevention of chronic disease. With his involvement in several emerging healthcare companies, he is actively attempting to bridge the gap between medicine and information technology.

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Billing for Chiropractors: Getting Paid Sooner

Learn the basics of billing for chiropractors to boost your revenue and get paid sooner. Kari Behlmer will touch on some great points about code modifiers, and go into detail about filing claims with Medicare and private insurance. [cont...]

Announcing NueMD 4.0

NueMD 4.0 is the latest update to our practice management and medical billing software. The update brings a modern look and feel to the system and allows smoother transactions between billers, doctors’ offices, payers and patients. [cont...]

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Erin Jones

Marketing Intern

Erin Jones joined NueMD in June 2014 as a marketing intern and is responsible for content creation and online brand management.  When she's not working, she loves traveling and going for hikes with her dog Kona. She is currently a senior at Kennesaw State University and will graduate in December 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Medical Sociology.

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How the Affordable Care Act Will Affect Provider Reimbursement

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an immense piece of legislation. This early in the ACA's life, it is difficult to estimate what effects it will have on any part of healthcare, such as reimbursements and revenue cycle management. While there are no absolute conclusions, one thing is for certain: The ACA is changing healthcare in enormous ways. [cont...]

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Caleb Clarke

Director, Strategic Development, Sales & Marketing

Clarke has 20 years of operational, sales and marketing experience across a broad range of companies. In the healthcare industry, he worked at a Managing General Underwriter firm and later with a managed care organization. After working in both marketing and sales management roles in the construction industry, he was a service line manager at Atlanta’s Orkin Pest Control. Clarke earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, and holds an MBA from Georgia State University with a concentration in marketing.

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Free Webinar: Billing for Chiropractors

There's no need to get bent out of shape over your billing.  

Join us on Thursday, July 24th at 2pm EST / 11am PST for our free webinar Billing for Chiropractors: Getting Paid Sooner.

Webinar attendees will have a chance to learn from our own Kari Behlmer, who has more than 14 years chiropractic billing experience.  [cont...]

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Erin Jones

Marketing Intern

Erin Jones joined NueMD in June 2014 as a marketing intern and is responsible for content creation and online brand management.  When she's not working, she loves traveling and going for hikes with her dog Kona. She is currently a senior at Kennesaw State University and will graduate in December 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Medical Sociology.

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MGMA wants more guidance from CMS on healthcare EFTs

The American healthcare system has undergone considerable overhauls in the last decade, and its roots can be traced back to the advent of electronic health records. The incentives programs from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has driven EHR adoption rates through the roof by reimbursing practices following attestation to Meaningful Use. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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The Health Maintenance Organization (HMO): A Look at Managed Care

This article is the third in a series that explores different care and reimbursement models. In this series, William Rusnak, MD, provides some quick insight into several models and discusses the pros and cons of each. William's last article focused on Capitation. [cont...]

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William Rusnak, MD

Medical Information Advisor

William Rusnak, MD (@RusnakMD) is a resident physician in diagnostic radiology, financial investor, writer, and entrepreneur. He writes about topics such as healthcare information technology, data science, biotechnology, and prevention of chronic disease. With his involvement in several emerging healthcare companies, he is actively attempting to bridge the gap between medicine and information technology.

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ICD-10 delay allows time for clinical documentation improvement

In recent years, medical providers have dreaded the transition from the ICD-9 set of diagnostic and procedure codes to ICD-10, which triples the number of potential codes that practitioners can use to record and bill for patient care. One of the reasons why the change is generally unwelcome is the amount of resources needed for training and practice updates, and the unpredictable impact the change may have on a practice's revenue cycle. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Capitation: The Membership Model for Healthcare

This article is the second in a series that explores different care and reimbursement models. In this series, William Rusnak, MD, provides some quick insight into several models and discusses the pros and cons of each. William's last article focused on Accountable Care Organizations. [cont...]

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William Rusnak, MD

Medical Information Advisor

William Rusnak, MD (@RusnakMD) is a resident physician in diagnostic radiology, financial investor, writer, and entrepreneur. He writes about topics such as healthcare information technology, data science, biotechnology, and prevention of chronic disease. With his involvement in several emerging healthcare companies, he is actively attempting to bridge the gap between medicine and information technology.

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