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Medical Office July 2011 Archive

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Upcoming National Health Observances for August

Friday July 29, 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

Why didn't my doctor tell me.....?

Monday July 25, 2011
I often hear from patients asking "why didn't my doctor tell me I had to pay today?" It is important to educate patient's on your medical office's financial policy. ... Read More

Text Messaging: A New Billing Tool?

Wednesday July 20, 2011
In an article in this weeks's HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) newsletter, Ray Peloquin, a consultant for a Springfield, MO cardiology practice, discusses a new way to reach patients with ... Read More

Term of the Week: HIPAA

Monday July 18, 2011
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Although The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been around since 1996, it's only become a more ... Read More

Question of the Week

Friday July 15, 2011
Question: What is the number one reason for denied claims? Answer: Incorrect patient identifier information Name spelled incorrectly Date of birth doesn't match Subscriber number missing or invalid Insured group number missing or invalid Hoping ... Read More

Most Popular Article for June

Thursday July 14, 2011
Understanding HCPCS Codes In order for medical claims to process correctly, there is a standard of codes used to identify services and procedures. This system of coding is called the Healthcare ... Read More

5 Steps to Selecting EHR Software

Tuesday July 12, 2011
The time has come to upgrade your old paper-based medical record system to the electronic health record (EHR). Of course you want to select the best EHR software for ... Read More

Coding Overview: 7 Important Facts about ICD-9 Coding

Saturday July 9, 2011
ICD-9 codes are used to describe a patient's diagnosis including symptoms, diseases or disorders. In a medical office, ICD-9 codes are used to establish medical necessity for patient visits as ... Read More

HIPAA Compliant Office Products

Wednesday July 6, 2011
Photo courtesy of Pricegrabber.com All healthcare providers have a responsibility to keep their staff trained and their medical office equipped with the necessary tools to stay HIPAA compliant. There are lots of ... Read More

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Sunday July 3, 2011
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Payment Rate Changes for the Physician Fee Schedule in 2012

Friday July 1, 2011
Today, CMS announced a new rule to update payment policies and rates for physicians and nonphysician practitioners for services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in 2012. CMS ... Read More

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