Jul 1st, 2014
[Cover] Benefit from owning an independent medical practice by adapting to healthcare reform. By Christopher Phillips Changes already underway in the healthcare industry will require practices to dedicate substantial time and attention to adaptation. New challenges, from value-driven reimbursement to vertical integration, make it more complicated to maintain a small, physician-owned medical practic...
Feb 21st, 2013
A good recruitment process is the key to success for many businesses. Hiring a physician can be a complex and expensive endeavor, one that is particularly critical to do correctly. AAPC Vice President of Practice Management Dixon Davis, MBA, MHSA, recently published an article in Physicians Practice that offered tips and considerations to help you ...
Jan 23rd, 2013
Transitioning to ICD-10 will take strategic planning and will affect each area of your practice. AAPC ICD-10 Specialist Jackie Stack, BSHA, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC, CCP-P, recently published an article in the AAMA Executive, explaining the most important considerations practice administrators should have in preparing for ICD-10 implementation. “As the administrator you need ...
In Billing
Feb 23rd, 2011
One of the best kept secrets in billing is what might be contained in the language of your contracts with health plan carriers. The cost of collecting a $10 co-pay after the visit is usually about $8 per statement, and that doesn’t include the tracking and additional phone calls necessary to collect what is a ...
In CMS
Jul 16th, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun mailing contract offers to winning bidders of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. The first round of the program is scheduled to begin Jan. 1, 2011 for contract suppliers and beneficiaries in nine areas of the country. CMS says ...