Business
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Why Are My Receipts Down?

Andy Salmen - October 21, 2014

A healthy revenue stream is the lifeblood of any healthcare practice, but with so many variables in play, maintaining a steady flow of incoming revenue can be…

Business
549 views

Unbundling the Bundled Payment Program

Andy Salmen - September 28, 2014

The Bundled Payments for Care Improvements (BPCI) initiative of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) seeks to improve the quality of care - the outcome -…

Business
578 views

Payor Contract Compliance and Tracking Reimbursements: Are You Being Paid Correctly?

Andy Salmen - September 9, 2014

If you are a practicing physician in this market, you may wonder why you are working long hours and seeing as many patients as you can, yet…

Business
414 views

Revenue Cycle Management in Healthcare: Managing Insurance Denials

Andy Salmen - September 3, 2014

Eliminating claim denials is a crucial aspect to revenue cycle management.  Successful healthcare providers have streamlined operations and made the revenue cycle more efficient.  They understand that…

Business
486 views

Moving from Volume-Based to Value-Based Reimbursement

Andy Salmen - September 1, 2014

5 initial Steps to improve operations and increase patient satisfaction.The shift from a volume based reimbursement format to value based one is taking shape across the country.…

Business
572 views

5 Best Billing Practices for the Bundled Payment Initiative

Andy Salmen - August 28, 2014

The Medicare bundled payment initiative seems to be gaining traction among healthcare facilities and providers.Following are 5 practices that have proved helpful for private practitioners trying to…

Business
566 views

Collecting Small Patient Balances: A/R Best Practices

Andy Salmen - August 25, 2014

2014 has certainly had the medical profession dealing with major changes in every facet of healthcare. From procedure documentation and coding, to billing and coding policy changes,…

Business
512 views

CMS Proposed Payment Changes for Outpatient Procedures

Andy Salmen - August 21, 2014

On July 14, 2014, the CMS released its Proposed Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) schedule for out-patient departments, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and the Medicare Physician…

Medical Records
570 views

Assuring Safe Patient Health Information (PHI) in Radiology

Andy Salmen - August 14, 2014

PHI may be referred to as "personal health information" or "patient health information", and both of these acronyms are technically true, as the information in question is…

Orthopedic Revenue Cycle Management: Two Major Concerns (and How to Fix Them)
Business
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Business
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Orthopedic Revenue Cycle Management: Two Major Concerns (and How to Fix Them)

Andy Salmen - August 13, 2014

As anybody involved with revenue management will attest to, revenue cycle management is a crucial element for a physician office operation. Ensuring smooth revenue management processes ensures…