Obamacare or Affordable Care Act
September 10, 2013

What Is Obamacare or Affordable Care Act?

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A Background Although there are many news stories and other sources of information floating around about Obamacare, understanding the truth behind this healthcare reform is important for realizing the actual impact it can have on your life. Obamacare is also known as Health Care reform and sets up the framework for a national health care plan improving some fundamental issues underlying health care in the United States.  Although the law is often referred to as Obamacare, t

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Electronic medical records and Electronic health records
July 5, 2013

What are Electronic Medical Records and Electronic Health Records?

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Electronic health records and electronic medical records refer to the digital storage of your health data at your doctor's office. Over time, more offices have been adopting technology that allows them to collect and store electronic data. As more offices make the move to electronic records, vast amounts of patient data will be available at the click of a button, which will be much more easily retrieved than previous methods. Slow To Adopt Although so

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Family medicine revenue cycle management
July 3, 2013

How Family Medicine Revenue Cycle Management benefits Physicians Facing Large Medicare Cuts

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It was certainly a close call, but family medicine physicians were able to avoid a 26.5% cut in Medicare physician payments. This would have had a dramatic impact on the many physician's offices that make it possible for Medicare patients to have their health issues addressed. The change was scheduled to take place on January 1st, but instead a stopgap measure was put into place to keep the current stipulations in place through 2013. Changes were expected to happen in January that wou

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