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New Medicare Enrollment Application

There is a new version of the CMS-855I Medicare Enrollment Application, which physicians and non-physician practitioners may begin using immediately. Medicare Administrative Contractors will accept the previous version of the application (7/2011) through April 30, and then require you to use the new version (12/18). What’s Changed? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made the […]
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Gamification’s Potential in The Revenue Cycle

According to U.S. Census Bureau data, over one third of working Americans are millennials, making them the largest generation in the American workforce. Healthcare organizations have thus turned to efforts to attract and retain millennials, who research indicates may harbor a deeper desire for real-time feedback; a sense of purpose, challenge, and enjoyment in their […]
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Trends That Will Dominate Healthcare in 2019

Technology perimeters every dimension of healthcare. It offers extraordinary benefits to patients and medical practitioners. The wise use of technology in healthcare can promise patient satisfaction and cost savings, which contributes to the future of any healthcare organization. Below are the latest technological innovations that have a huge impact on the medical process and enhancing […]
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How Healthcare Providers Can Stop Losing Thousands Of Dollars To No-Shows

No-shows cost thousands in revenue, reduce accessibility, and lower productivity — here’s how to stop them. Patients have a lot on their plates. Doctors do too. Fitting necessary appointment times into everyone’s schedule is one of the most important challenges facing any healthcare provider. Scheduling tools and patient management suites are a good solution to […]
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How To Lower Your Medical Bills, No Matter The Cost

In the midst of a medical recovery, the last thing you want to deal with is an unexpectedly high medical bill. As Americans continue to pay an estimated $3.4 trillion yearly in health care costs, it’s likely that at some point we’ll all encounter a big bill from a trip to the doctor’s office or an unscheduled […]
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain in Medicare: Technologies to Watch in 2019

Expect more mass production of audits. Looking forward to the remainder of 2019, we will see a number of exciting information technologies (IT) that will reshape healthcare and Medicare. These include artificial intelligence (AI), the cloud, DNA sequencing, in silico testing of new molecular entities (NMEs), and distributed ledger systems, also known as “blockchain.” We also will […]
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Surprise Medical Bills are Not Uncommon

The high cost of medical care is giving some Americans sticker shock. Annual health care spending in the U.S. is estimated to be $3.5 trillion. Hospital costs make up almost a third of that total. And a portion of those costs come as a big surprise. Whether intentional or due to careless mistakes, “surprise” medical charges are […]
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Facing The Revenue Cycle’s Biggest Challenges In 2019

Hospital revenue cycle departments have gained greater visibility in recent years as a significant driver of revenue streams. Yet many of these departments continue to face serious challenges in several areas, including workforce, interoperability, and EHR optimization. Taking revenue cycle management to the next level by harnessing technology and data analytics can help hospitals and […]
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How Automating Patient Insurance Verification Reduced Denials

Eliminating the manual backend task of checking patients’ insurance eligibility reduced denials and AR days at an orthopedic surgery practice while also getting more staff face-to-face time with patients. When it comes to healthcare, Kim Wishon has a major pet peeve. “My biggest problem that I have is the administrative burden of healthcare,” says Wishon, CEO of Watauga […]
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