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Medical Billing Challenges for Private Physician Practices

A private medical practice’s success is reliant on revenue cycle management, accurate and timely claims submissions, and prompt reimbursement from insurance carriers. That said, it’s not unusual for a private practice physician to have to wait weeks or longer to receive payments. Even when reimbursement is received, it’s often much less than they charge for

Is your Home Health Care Agency Ready for 2019 OASIS Changes?

Home health care agencies knowledgeable about the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data sets already know how rigorous they are. It then comes to determining measureable data for home health patient care risk factors and outcomes from start of care to discharge. Upcoming changes to OASIS (from OASIS-C2 to OASIS-D) beginning January 1, 2019

Bill to Enable Non-Physician Practitioners to Certify Home Health Introduced in Senate

Long-time home care champions Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) have introduced the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (S. 296) in the 116th Congress. This long-standing NAHC priority legislation would enable non-physician practitioners the authority to certify home health orders under Medicare. In the past, this legislation has enjoyed strong, widespread bipartisan support in both

Welcome Back Our New Sales & Marketing Manager

Precision Medical Billing (PMB) is proud to announce the hiring of healthcare leader Denita Holmes as our new Regional Sales Manager. As a former employee of PMB Denita has successfully managed her tasks in our sales department, reaching out to customers and proactively addressing their queries. Now, Denita is returning to PMB to help home

7 Ways Outsourcing Medical Billing Helps Home Health Providers

The complicated financial requirements in the healthcare industry have created revenue problems for many home health providers. Without a consistent process or the right approach to medical billing, you may be faced with financial difficulties trying to get paid consistently and on-time for your services. Because the process can be an arduous task that every

Potential CMS Ruling Would Reduce Billing Burden But Could Harm Patient Care

CMS (The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) proposed plan to reduce paperwork for providers in order to allow them to focus more on their patients. Due to come into effect in 2019 if approved, the AMA (American Medical Association) agrees that the Physician Fee Schedule will “improve patient-centered care and patient care access.” Documentation

Here’s Why the OASIS is So Important to Billing Reimbursement

It is important for nurses and therapists working in home health to be fully versed in the OASIS in order to be properly reimbursed for all patients. OASIS (Outcome and Assessment Information Set) is the tool Medicare uses to collect data in order to make sure that home health agencies are providing standard quality care

How to Stay HIPAA Compliant with Cloud-Based Software

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To safely carry out billing for your private practice, it is imperative that any cloud-based software being used is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Based on a survey done by Bitglass, those in the healthcare industry aren’t as likely to use software based in the cloud. This is due to the

Study: 30% of Patients Leave Doctor’s Office After Long Waits

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A recent study by Vitals showed that up to 30% of people end up leaving without seeing their physician because the wait is too long. Each patient who leaves due to frustration could be a missed opportunity for revenue for the doctor’s office. In fact, 1 in 5 patients reported changing their doctor because of

8 Tips for Properly Billing for Managed Care in Home Health

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The process for managed care can be difficult to handle. When managing the office for home health care, you have a lot of responsibility and data to keep track of. If you do not have a handle on a proper billing process, you can quickly find yourself in way over your head. This is why