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The Impact and Challenges of Medicare Advantage (MA) for Payers and Providers

The Impact and Challenges of Medicare Advantage for Payers and Providers

Medicare Advantage (MA) is becoming more appealing to payers due to its numerous benefits, but providers are struggling to adjust to its effects. Payers are increasingly recognizing the advantages of MA, especially in terms of profitability. According to a study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), MA insurers disclosed an average gross margin of […]
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Boost Revenue By Getting Coding Right

It’s every physician’s worst nightmare: Receive payment for services rendered, but then a payer identifies an aberrant pattern in claims data, audits the records, decides it has overpaid the practice, and recoups those funds. That money you already allocated for overhead, staff salaries, bonuses, or new medical equipment? Gone. With one post-payment audit, you now […]
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Improve Patient Collections Through Billing Transparency

An overwhelming majority (92 percent) of patients want to know their payment responsibility prior to visit. This statistic, from InstaMed’s seventh Trends in Healthcare Payments Report, highlights the recent shift in patient financial engagement. Patients have become consumers who seek transparency and flexibility when paying for healthcare expenditures. However, medical groups are lagging when it comes to meeting […]
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AMA Announces Evaluation and Management (E/M) Coding Changes

Q: Are there any updates on the Evaluation and Management code requirements? A: The American Medical Association (AMA) has now weighed in with their E/M coding requirement modifications, which means that all payers will be affected in 2021. If you remember, Medicare announced plans to revamp the E/M coding structure in 2018 and was met with […]
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Better Quality, Lower Health Care Costs – Providers & Payers Share Risk

Denied claims are one of physicians’ chief complaints when it comes to dealing with payers. To a certain extent, every practice deals with claim denials. It’s those practices that eliminate the most common reasons that experience a smoother revenue cycle and find greater financial success. News Brief A capitation payment model results in better value […]
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Four Ways RCM Must Transform for the Shift to Value-Based RCM

Value-based care is driving transformation of many established operations within medical groups—and the revenue cycle is no different. It is likely that 2018 will be remembered as the year that value-based care became a financial reality for most U.S. medical practices. Those participating in MIPS (the Merit-based Incentive Payment System) received their first round of […]
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