Nov 1st, 2012
By David Lane, PhD, CHC, CPC, CAPPM “Compliance” often conjures up images of boring lectures, law enforcement, huge fines, scary “I’m from the government and I’m here to help” mentality, and worse. In reality, compliance is an integral part of the health field. And with health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...
Nov 1st, 2012
By Stephen C. Spain, MD, FAAFP, CPC Angela “Annie” Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPhT Editor’s note: Health care reform brings a number of new concepts to coding, billing, compliance, and practice management. The most far reaching—especially from an organizational point of view—are accountable care organizations (ACOs). Below is the first ...
Nov 1st, 2012
By Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CHCC, CENTC Many practices enjoy the benefits of outsourcing their billing functions, such as the ability to concentrate on providing patient care. Choose the wrong billing company, however, and you may end up with even greater distractions and financial frustration. Meet Your Billing Needs To be ...
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Mar 30th, 2010
By now, every American has probably heard that President Obama signed into law March 23 the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR 3590). As this bill is approximately 2,700 pages long, however, it’s doubtful anyone has yet read it cover to cover. Your patients, of course, will expect you to know how this health care reform ...