Minimizing risk is not just about having a compliance program, there are many other factors to account for. By Joette Derricks, MPA, FACMPE, CPC, CHC, CSSGB A compliance program that only incorporates the seven elements of an effective compliance program (as articulated in the U.S. Sentencing Commission Guidelines Manual) won’t win you bonus points when ...
Find out if what they say is true because your compliance and financial livelihood is in their hands. By Joette Derricks, MPA, FACMPE, CPC, CHC, CSSGB Before outsourcing the coding needs in your medical organization, take time to verify a potential vendor’s claims. Here are 15 ways to dig a little deeper to ensure a ...
Tips for collecting what is due to your office. By Christy Richards, CPC, CPMA, AAPC Fellow Your practice’s financial well-being depends on reviewing all the parts of your revenue cycle and streamlining the payment process to ensure every opportunity to collect is used. To get you started, here are a few areas that often require ...
When physicians know you are on their side to get services paid, they’ll be happy to work with you. Having a relationship with all your providers — whether they specialize in family practice or brain surgery — is very important. Physicians need to know who you are, and that you’ll do the best job you ...
Work with providers, listen to their concerns, and help them achieve meaningful use of an EHR. By Jennifer Hayes, DNP, FNP-BC, CPC, CPCO, CDEO, CRC, AAPC Fellow Transitioning to an electronic health record (EHR) — whether for the first time, or from one system to another — can be daunting. Providers often express concerns about ...