Tag: Healthcare providers

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10 Prior Authorization Updates in 2023 

In 2023, multiple entities, such as the Health Insurance Company and health Services Company, declared reductions in prior authorizations. Healthcare Media provided further details on this and additional updates related to prior authorizations in the healthcare sector reported this year. According to a November 13 report from the Medical Group Management Association, 89% of medical […]
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7 Strategies to Support Medical Coders Struggling with Quality and Accuracy

Help your medical coders facing difficulties in maintaining coding accuracy by implementing a focused strategy. Medical coders hold a crucial position in healthcare, translating intricate medical data into standardized codes essential for billing, research, and patient treatment. The importance of accurate and high-quality medical coding cannot be overstated, as errors may result in financial setbacks […]
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Understanding ABNs for Providers and Medicare Beneficiaries

The Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN), Form CMS-R-131, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), holds immense importance for healthcare providers, revenue cycle teams, and Medicare beneficiaries. What is an ABN (Advance Beneficiary Notice)? An ABN, formally extended to Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) beneficiaries, precedes outpatient services like labs, imaging, physical therapy, or observation. […]
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Medicare’s Telehealth Reimbursement Waiver Extended to 2024

The final 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule includes a provision that allows health systems to bill Medicare for telehealth services provided by doctors from their homes. This extension of a crucial Medicare reimbursement for health systems using telehealth services lasts until the end of 2024, and it also grants physicians working from home added privacy […]
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Four Common Forms of Virtual Care Reimbursed in Half of US States

According to a recent report, 25 states now provide reimbursement for video, store-and-forward, and audio-only telehealth, as well as remote patient monitoring through Medicaid. Although every state and Washington, D.C. include some form of live video-based telehealth in their Medicaid programs, only 25 of them also offer Medicaid reimbursement for live video, store-and-forward telehealth, remote […]
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Financial planning for Surprise Medical Bills

Costly medical emergencies have the potential to impose a significant financial strain. It’s important to recognize that unexpected and expensive health issues can affect anyone. While we can’t predict when or if we’ll face an unforeseen health challenge, we can take steps to be financially ready. Below are some approaches to kick start your preparations. […]
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The True Cost of Claim Denials in Healthcare

The True Cost of Claim Denials in Healthcare

According to a survey, claim denials are considered the biggest obstacle in revenue cycle management, with over 20% of providers reporting an annual loss of $500K due to these denials. A recent survey of healthcare leaders conducted by leading medical billing company revealed that claim denials are causing a significant and costly issue for healthcare […]
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AMA 2024 CPT Code Set: Addressing Language Barriers and Immunization Codes

The American Medical Association (AMA) has made significant updates to the 2024 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set. These changes aim to address language barriers and streamline coding for COVID-19 immunizations. One notable update is the addition of Spanish descriptors to the CPT code set, allowing for better communication and understanding of medical services. This […]
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