overcome future ICD-10 claim-denials
November 9, 2015

How to Overcome Future ICD-10 Claim Denials

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) predict that the number of claim denials will nearly double and reach 200% in the very near future. Well, all these are ominous signs for healthcare providers who are already battling the high cost of ICD-10 implementation. With this is mind, we have put together a list of steps that will help you to overcome future ICD-10 claim rejections: Be Prepared Coding errors are one of the major causative factors for majority of medical c

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HIPPA security regulations
October 30, 2015

The Cost of Violating HIPPA Security Regulations

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Privacy and confidentiality of patient records was a big concern that troubled the healthcare industry until mid-1990s. But everything changed with the introduction of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996. The act which makes it mandatory for every healthcare player to maintain electronic electronically records also requires that every healthcare practices to set up certain technical, physical and administrative safeguards for electronic patient data, including cre

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Outsourcing chronic care management
October 28, 2015

The Benefits of Outsourcing Chronic Care Management

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Anthony Trollope, a 19th century novelist, interpreted the work of physicians this way: "Perhaps there is no career in which a man has to work harder for what he earns or do work without earning anything." What he said was before the advent of modern day healthcare system, but the import of his statement holds true even today. For instance, consider the case of modern day primary care physicians. They are the primary caregivers for 117 million Americans, suffering from all kinds of chronic disea

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