Payor Mix and Fee Schedule Examination

Nov 5, 2010 – Preventive medicine is an important part of good healthcare. The old saying of an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure really does contain truth. Not only should patients be encouraged to follow a good preventive health schedule but it is also important for the practice to follow some sound […]

Data Disaster Preparedness

Nov 5, 2010 – As physician practices have embraced moving toward EMR (electronic medical record), a lot of resources have and will be spent on choosing the best system to meet the practice needs and to qualify for the Federal Stimulus dollars for meaningful use EHR (electronic health record) implementation. Do you have a plan, process […]

Red Flag Rule Deadline Postponed

Mar 7, 2011 – The Federal Trade Commission has once again pushed back the deadline for compliance of the Red Flags Rule until December 31, 2010. In Nov. 2007, the Federal Trade Commission issued a set of regulations, known as the “Red Flags Rule,” requiring the implementation of written identity theft prevention and detection programs to […]

Medical Billing – Physicians Options

Mar 28, 2011 – It’s no secret that the healthcare is inundated with paperwork. Many medical professionals claim they spend more time filling out forms than actually treating patients. A large portion of the endless pile of paperwork is related to coding, submitting and processing medical claims related to physician or medical billing. With no […]

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period – Until 14th February Instead of 31st March

Apr 10, 2011 – According to Medicare.gov, recipients currently electing Medicare Advantage Plan, who wish to change, must do so by February 14th. The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period runs from 1st January, 2011 until 14th February, 2011 instead of 31st March. According to Medicare, the change in deadline was intended to create one clear enrollment period. […]