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Bundled Payment Initiative by HHS
The recent buzz in the healthcare domain is about the CMS’s latest announcement on the Bundled Payment initiative. On Jan 31, 2013, the Centre for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proclaimed that more than 500 healthcare organizations are participating in this initiative. The main motive of this initiative program is to improve the quality of patie...
Posted by Ecareindia - Posted 6 Years Ago

Some Major Reasons for Underpayment of Claims
Several healthcare entities in the US are making a ‘full-court press’ to incorporate the recurring revolutionary healthcare changes in their billing processes. By the time they implement these changes, the normal workflow of medical coding services get affected. Issues like erroneous coding, lack of time for insurance eligibility verification, cl...
Posted by ecareindia - Posted 6 Years Ago

Ways to prevent AR days over 90!
Account receivable management has always been an exigent task for most of the US healthcare entities. Keeping the AR days below 90 days has been the basic ‘rule of thumb’ of medical claims processing for several years now. However, only very small segment of healthcare entities have been successful in keeping their AR days below the borderline of...
Posted by ecareindia - Posted 6 Years Ago

ICD-10 - Impact on the Revenue Cycle
Right from Healthcare Providers to medical billing companies, everyone in the US is looking forward to one major change, which is the ICD-10 implementation. Though the transition of ICD-10 code sets will come into effect only by 1st October 2014, Healthcare Providers and Facilities and onshore and offshore medical billing companies have already started prepa...
Posted by ecareindia - Posted 6 Years Ago

Effective Communication ? Key to Offshore Medical Billing
The idea of outsourcing to offshore medical billing companies has become quite common these days. However, many US outsourcing medical billing companies are still hesitant about partnering with offshore vendors due to various reasons. Of them, the communication factor is considered as one of the major concerns. An offshore vendor may have deployed high-end s...
Posted by ecareindia - Posted 5 Years Ago

Transforming Denials To Dollars!
Maintaining a healthy revenue cycle is one of the greatest challenges that Healthcare Providers and medical billing specialists face in the current scenario. The reason for revenue losses and untimely reimbursements is mainly claim denials. Although medical billing specialists show extreme care in performing medical billing and coding functions, errors do oc...
Posted by Ecareindia - Posted 6 Years Ago

Nuances In Home Health Billing
Today many senior citizens in the U.S. prefer to stay at home instead of living in an assisted living or retirement facility. Earlier, these senior citizens were ready to give up their homes and pets to move into a retirement facility. Now, with the availability and assistance of home healthcare professionals, many opt to remain at home. This has created a n...
Posted by ecareindia - Posted 5 Years Ago

Eligibility Verification ? Impact on Denials
The increased rejection of claims has forced many Healthcare Providers and medical billing companies to perform audits before sending their claims for billing. Invalid CPT or ICD Codes, wrong patient demographics, and missing EOBs are some of the several factors, which influence claim denials. Though almost all of these factors are taken into consideration d...
Posted by Ecareindia - Posted 6 Years Ago

Frazzled with Month End Close?
Medical billing companies have been equally impacted, though indirectly, as that of Healthcare Facilities with the introduction of new reforms and laws, lately. The effort of fulfilling the client’s needs has doubled due to the ICD-10 and HIPAA 5010 implementation. Medical billing companies face yet another difficulty every month in addition to all the...
Posted by Ecareindia - Posted 6 Years Ago

Vendor Management
In recent times, running a medical billing company has become a tough row to hoe, especially with the evolving new changes in the healthcare domain. Outsourcing a part of the medical billing and coding services has become indispensable for medical billing companies as they cannot burden themselves with too much of work of day-to-day Operations. Offshore medi...
Posted by Ecareindia - Posted 6 Years Ago

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