The Essential Cheat Sheet on Radiology Billing
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The Essential Cheat Sheet on Radiology Billing

Andy Salmen - December 30, 2014

When it comes to profitability in healthcare, billing is only one part of the big picture. There are steps any radiology practice must take in order to…

New Proposed CMS Rule on Radiology Reimbursement Rates for 2015
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New Proposed CMS Rule on Radiology Reimbursement Rates for 2015

Andy Salmen - December 22, 2014

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has brought about a wide range of reimbursement changes including significant modifications to both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The…

PQRS and the Benefits of Participating in 2015
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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PQRS and the Benefits of Participating in 2015

Andy Salmen - December 18, 2014

What is PQRS? What is PQRS?The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) initially known as Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) was created under the 2006 Act – Tax…

Diagnostics
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2015 Digital Mammography Reimbursement: What to Know

Andy Salmen - December 12, 2014

Radiology service providers continue to experience a rapidly-shifting professional landscape, which has led to sizable cuts in Medicare payments for advanced imaging and other diagnostic imaging procedures. Radiology service…

Insurance Verification and Pre-certification: Two Separate Issues
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Insurance Verification and Pre-certification: Two Separate Issues

Andy Salmen - December 11, 2014

Over the past several years, orthopedic revenue cycle management has been impacted by the number of changes taking place throughout the healthcare industry. Not only have government programs such as…

Risks and Benefits of Outsourcing Revenue Cycle Management Functions
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Risks and Benefits of Outsourcing Revenue Cycle Management Functions

Andy Salmen - December 4, 2014

As the healthcare industry continues to grow in terms of capacity and complexity, there is one thing that clinics and private practices have in-common: the need for an efficient…

The Benefits of Lean Processes in Radiology Practice Management
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The Benefits of Lean Processes in Radiology Practice Management

Andy Salmen - November 30, 2014

The increasing competition in private practices puts a significant burden on your shoulders. You’re no longer just required to deliver excellent results but you also want to…

Impact of Payer Mix Shift on Orthopedic Practice Payments
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Impact of Payer Mix Shift on Orthopedic Practice Payments

Andy Salmen - November 11, 2014

In order to maintain a healthy revenue stream, it is key that your practice has a well-balanced mix of payers. If your revenue stream seems to be sagging it could be…

Business
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OIG Looking at Mis-Coding of E and M Claims

Andy Salmen - November 3, 2014

A recently released study from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the US Department of Health and Human Services focused on improper Medicare payments for evaluation and management…

Business
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The Importance of Time in Orthopedic Patient Payment Collections

Andy Salmen - October 29, 2014

When it comes to collecting payments for orthopedic services rendered, time is the enemy.  As time passes, the likelihood for reimbursement decreases. What can a practice do…