Revenue Cycle Management

CMS hints at official compliance deadline for ICD-10

The ICD-10 compliance deadline has been hanging in limbo since the federal government passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act at the end of March 2014. The legislation included provisions that restricted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from rolling out any official standards on the code before October 1, 2015. [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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3 ways to take advantage of the ICD-10 delay

After months of debates and hearsay, the compliance deadline for ICD-10 was officially delayed by Congress for a full year. While there has been a range of responses from around the industry, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has remained notably silent on the matter.

Healthcare providers who worked tirelessly to prepare are now left wondering what to do with the new code sets. With varying levels of readiness, physicians have received little in the way of support or direction as to how to proceed with ICD-10. [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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Fix your claims submission process with internal assessments

Although the compliance deadline for ICD-10 has been moved back to Oct. 1, 2015, much of the code set's regulations remain in place. Physicians still have to train their staff to provide more detailed clinical documentation for diagnoses and run tests to ensure that their practices are capable of managing the larger number of codes available in ICD-10. [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 Accountable Care Organization: Almost a Perfect Solution…

This article is the first of a series that will explore different care and reimbursement models. As our healthcare system evolves, providers are being presented with new ways to organize their businesses and get paid for their services. Over the next few weeks, William Rusnak will provide some quick insight into several different models, some newer than others, and discuss the pros and cons of each. [cont...]

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William Rusnak, MD

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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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Breaking: Senate votes to delay ICD-10 deadline

Since it was first announced that the American healthcare system would begin transitioning from the outdated ICD-9 coding system to ICD-10, providers have been struggling to prepare. Despite opposition from key industry stakeholders, Congress has voted to delay the deadline once again. [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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When is the right time to hire healthcare consultants?

Healthcare is an industry largely devoted to providing high-quality care to patients through experienced medical practices with knowledgeable physicians. The main focus is the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions and injuries, but there's more to it than medicine. [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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Insurance Billing Webinar Series: Expert Q&A

We are presenting a three-part webinar series to educate health centers about commercial insurance billing. Billing student’s private insurance generates incremental revenue for your health center, so you can maintain or add to the level of services provided to your students. Part one in our series is the “Insurance Billing Round Table” below. In this pre-recorded session, you will learn more about how insurance billing works as several college and university health center representatives participate in a lively Q&A session.

This webinar will help you learn: [cont...]

Revenue Cycle Management 101

The efficiency of a medical practice’s billing operations has a critical impact on financial performance. Determining the ultimate gatekeepers of the billing function – whether an in house team or a third party company – is one of your most important decisions. This paper discusses the key drivers of your revenue cycle, and provides a tool to help you determine if your practice is proficient at Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), or if you would benefit by outsourcing billing to a third party. [cont...]

Insurance Billing Webinar Series: Myths and Misconceptions

This webinar is the second installment in our three part Insurance Billing Webinar Series.  

In this webinar, "Myths and Misconceptions", our industry experts answered some of the common misconceptions on billing private insurance as well as listener questions.

Featured speakers included Jennifer Lepus, director of University of Maryland – Baltimore County’s health center, and Nuesoft consultant Jim Goblish.

The webinar was held on March 15, 2012. [cont...]

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