In Billing
Mar 19th, 2017
The results of a study focused on spontaneous preterm delivery in first-time pregnancies have researchers questioning the usefulness of two screenings physicians commonly performed on pregnant women. After screening more than 9,000 women, routine ultrasound examination of the uterine cervix and fetal fibronectin testing identified only a small proportion of the women who would eventually ...
In Billing
Feb 27th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has revised the 2017 travel allowance flat rate for laboratory technicians in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service. Coverage for Travel Medicare Part B will pay a travel allowance for a laboratory technician to draw a specimen from either a nursing home patient or homebound patient, provided the specimen collection ...
In Billing
Feb 24th, 2017
Charge entry should be done frequently. The process requires attention to detail and accurate data entry. When charges are entered, all insurance and demographic information should be in the billing system. After the service is performed and properly documented and coded, the procedure and diagnosis codes need to be entered for the appropriate patient, with ...
It’s been a rough 2016-2017 influenza season, to be sure, and it’s not over, yet. The CDC recommends clinicians continue vaccination efforts as long as flu viruses are circulating. As of Feb. 3, approximately 145 million doses of influenza vaccine had been distributed in the United States — enough to vaccinate nearly half of the U.S. population. ...
In Billing
Feb 13th, 2017
The best time to collect co-pays, deductible, coinsurance, and any outstanding balances from a patient is when he or she is in the office. As health insurance plans increase deductible and coinsurance amounts, defining policies on how to best collect is important to maintain cash flow and keep your accounts receivable (A/R) low. The deductible ...