Author: PMB

Improve the Patient Experience Through Registration

Story Highlights Patient satisfaction is priority #1 for healthcare providers. Optimize the registration and check-in process to improve patient satisfaction. Consider contactless check-in in the COVID-19 environment. *** Difficulty with scheduling, long wait times, and delayed access to a physician are just a few of the common qualms that patients have with healthcare providers. While […]

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How to Improve Medical Billing And Collect More Revenue

Article Highlights Constant changes in healthcare affect medical billing and revenue collections. Identify common billing challenges holding back your healthcare organization. Take action by improving processes and outsourcing medical billing to PMB. *** Constant changes to the healthcare industry make it difficult for physicians, medical practices, and other healthcare providers to keep up with things […]

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Increase Revenue by Educating Patients of Their Financial Responsibility

Article Highlights The vast majority of Americans do not have a full understanding of health insurance. Educate patients on their patient financial responsibility before providing services. Consider outsourced resources from PMB to support revenue collection. *** If you want to receive more payments for services provided, there is an underrated tactic to consider for your […]

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Solving the Need for Telemedicine Billing Solutions During COVID-19

Before the global pandemic, who could have imagined a world where medicine shifted paradigms virtually overnight. While government officials and health leaders urged patients to stay at home, medical professionals struggled to continue providing quality care to their dedicated patients. It certainly expedited the timeline to expand medical practice adoptIon of telehealth services. Prior to […]

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3 Important Characteristics of Quality Medical Billing Companies

Physicians, medical practice owners, home health agencies, and hospice groups experienced a tremendous amount of stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. There were so many new challenges to navigate, especially as it relates to how to provide patient care. These challenges likely impacted your ability to focus on revenue cycle management, billing processes, dealing with insurance […]

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CMS Announces New Model Opportunity for Medicaid Managed Care Organizations Serving Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation is announcing a new opportunity to enable Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to better serve enrollees who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. This new Model opportunity is the first CMS initiative designed to harness the power of Medicaid MCOs […]

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Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2021

On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that includes updates on policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues, on or after January 1, 2021. The calendar year (CY) 2021 PFS final rule is one of several […]

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Permanent Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Services and Improved Payment for Time Doctors Spend with Patients Finalized

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, prioritizing CMS’ investment in primary care and chronic disease management by increasing payments to physicians and other practitioners for the additional time they spend with patients, especially those with chronic conditions. The rule allows non-physician practitioners to provide […]

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