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ICD-10 Preparedness Considerations from the Revenue Cycle POV

PracticeMax prepared a series of frequently asked questions about ICD-10 and its impact on physician and provider practices. Q: What benefits and disadvantages emerge when comparing inhouse billing/coders (who have yet to be trained) to outsourced revenue cycle management services? Effective and thorough coding and ICD-10 training takes time, money and resources In some practices […]

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Monitoring Stakeholder Feedback

In today’s highly competitive market, establishing systems to measure key stakeholder feedback is crucial to increasing volume and nurturing relationships. Well executed survey tools result in business intelligence that can (a) help your practice understand what customers want and expect, (b) assess how your practice is delivering in these areas and (c) help your practice […]

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Stage 2 Meaningful Use Near 1,000 for Eligible Professionals, but Hospitals Lag Badly

Nearly 1,000 physicians and other eligible professionals have attested this year to meeting the more stringent Stage 2 meaningful-use requirements under the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program, but only 10 hospitals have done so through the first half of their program year. The numbers, through July 1, were presented Tuesday at the federally chartered […]

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