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Medical Office June 2011 Archive

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Upcoming National Health Observance for July

Thursday June 30, 2011
Attention health professionals, teachers, and community groups! By supporting National Health Observances, you can: Educate the public about health risks Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns Get new ideas, information, and resources on ... Read More

DHHS Simplifies Medical Office Paperwork

Thursday June 30, 2011
The Healthcare.gov newsroom released an article today titled "Freeing Doctors to Focus on Patients, Not Paperwork". According to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, "Today, the Department of Health ... Read More

Medical Office Bulletin Board: Collection Do's and Don'ts

Sunday June 26, 2011
Photo courtesy of Joy Hicks This week's Medical Office Topics In recent years, the entire health care industry has become more aggressive in their collection practices. With the ever-rising costs associated with ... Read More

New Resource Added: ABIM Foundation

Saturday June 25, 2011
The ABIM Foundation provides an array of resources for the purpose of "Advancing Medical Professionalism to Improve Health Care". These resources include: Articles, Videos, and Powerpoint Presentations Organizations related to medical professionalism Studies, ... Read More

Term of the Week: Consent

Wednesday June 22, 2011
Consent is the voluntary agreement by a person who possesses sufficient mental capacity to make an intelligent choice to allow something proposed by another to be performed on himself or ... Read More

New Resource Added: BSN to MSN Online

Saturday June 18, 2011
BSN to MSN Online provides a complete guide to all schools in the US with accredited BSN to MSN programs, ordered by state. This website is a must need for ... Read More

Medical Office Bulletin Board: EHR (Electronic Health Record)

Saturday June 18, 2011
Photo courtesy of Joy Hicks This week's Medical Office Topics EHR or electronic health record is the digital format that permits patient health records to shared quickly among other health care providers ... Read More

This Week's Q & A: What is in a medical office manager's job description?

Tuesday June 14, 2011
General Description: Responsible for the non-clinical aspects of the day to day operations in a medical office environment including physician offices, hospitals, nursing homes, or other health care facility. Job Duties: The financial ... Read More

Term of the Week: Common Working File

Saturday June 11, 2011
The CWF or Common Working File is Medicare's application that maintains information regarding coverage for Medicare Beneficiaries. Be sure to always check the CWF in order to review the MSP ... Read More

This Week's Q & A: What is the #1 reason for denied claims?

Tuesday June 7, 2011
Question: What is the #1 reason for denied claims? Answer: Hoping to avoid the topic won't make the problem go away. Of course, no one wants to discuss claim denials but ... Read More

Medical Office Bulletin Board: Medical Billing and Coding

Monday June 6, 2011
Photo courtesy of Joy Hicks This week's Medical Office Topics Coding Accuracy: Medical coding is a major factor in obtaining insurance reimbursement as well as maintaining patient records. Coding claims accurately lets ... Read More

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