Wednesday December 4, 2013
Ready or not, some important changes are coming in 2014 that will have an impact on the medical office. As we all know, the health and medical industry is constantly changing and providers best way to maintain stability through these times is to anticipate these changes before they occur.
While that is what is hoped for, it is not always practical. But wherever and whenever information is provided in advance of a change, it is the responsibility of the medical office to assess, analyze and implement positive changes to protect the interest of the entire organization.
So, are you ready? Here are 5 changes the medical office can expect in 2014.
Tuesday December 3, 2013
The end of the year is always a hectic time for any organization especially because of the holidays. As the year 2013 is coming to an end, it is important to remember that it's not just about the holidays.
There are several things that the medical office must do to prepare for the New Year and creating an end of year checklist can help to organize and prioritize these tasks. Do you have an end of year checklist? Share at least five items on your checklist in the Medical Office forum
Friday November 29, 2013
While many believe that the ACA (Affordable Care Act) is a burden, there are some benefits that the medical office will receive. The idea behind ACA and health care reform
is to lower the financial burden on the entire healthcare industry - patients, physicians, hospitals, and insurers.
More than 32 million uninsured patients will have more access to affordable health coverage options lowering the burden of uncompensated care for physicians, hospitals and others in the health care system. More people with insurance coverage means more insurance reimbursement for the medical office. Here are 5 ways ACA will increase reimbursement for the medical office.
Thursday November 28, 2013
I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday as you travel and shop. This year I am so grateful for my family, friends and career. I want to especially express how grateful I am for my readers. I love hearing from you - your questions and feedback. You inspire me to continue to provide the best content to help you improve your Medical Office. As always, please feel free to contact me with your questions or comments at email@example.com.
Wednesday November 27, 2013
The accounts receivable (A/R) report is designed to analyze the financial health of the medical office. The purpose of A/R report is to categorize the receivables of the medical office according to the length of time patient accounts are outstanding. The aging, or number of days outstanding, of patient accounts is important for identifying which accounts that are currently unpaid and need to be resolved. Read more
Saturday November 23, 2013
is a system of words where each word is composed of word part combinations to describe specific medical conditions and procedures. Being able to recognize and understand each word part will allow anyone working in the medical office to be able to quickly understand thousands of medical terms. Read the full article here
Saturday November 23, 2013
There are many career paths one can take in a Medical Office. Medical Office jobs include medical office manager, medical assistant, medical secretary, medical biller, medical coder, and many more depending on the environment of the medical office. Regardless of the career, there are 10 must have skills that is required in order to be successful in the medical office environment. Read more here
Saturday November 23, 2013
The medical office can be defined as anywhere a patient goes to seek medical care. This includes physician offices, clinics, hospitals, and medical centers. It can also include retail health and medical clinics, which are new to the health care and medical industry. Read more about Defining the Medical Office
Wednesday November 20, 2013
Some CPT and HCPCS codes required the use of modifiers. They consist of two digit number, two letters or alphanumeric characters. CPT and HCPCS code modifiers provide additional information about the service or procedure performed. Modifiers are sometimes used to identify the area of the body where a procedure was performed, multiple procedures in the same session, or indicate a procedure was started but discontinued. Modifiers do not change the definition of the procedure codes they are added to. Learn more here
Saturday November 16, 2013
Many providers are concerned about the current state of the health care industry. The uncertainty that lies with all of the changes that can be expected over the next few years on top of the changes we've already experienced is enough to trigger a response. But, instead of complaining or worrying about the possibilities of what is to come, providers should make the necessary changes to protect the interest of the facilities they run and their patients.
Decreasing physician and hospital payments, fewer patients, and high technology costs can be financially crippling. Being proactive now is the only chance for surviving through these tough times. Here are three easy steps to making positive change.