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. […]

Medicare Improvements in 2011

May 2, 2011 – Medicare reform continues to be at the forefront of the political debate as efforts to lower the overall cost of healthcare and provide a high level of care remain at issue. Several key changes to Medicare in 2011 are as follows: Shrinking donut hole. In 2010 a Medicare beneficiary could receive […]

Medical Billing: The Benefits of Outsourcing

May 9, 2011 – According to numerous surveys, doctors and hospital executives claim that payment collection for services rendered is quickly becoming one of the most important issues they face today. An overly complex system of rules, regulations and participants has forced many medical practitioners to invest considerable time and resources to payment collection. Managing the […]

ICD-10: Current and future implications

June 7, 2012 – There was never any doubt that the healthcare industry would grow exponentially, but few people realized 15 or even 10 years ago how dramatic the changes were going to be. The American population has grown older at the same time medical technology has advanced. Treatments thought nearly impossible are now everyday occurrences. […]

New 2011 CPT Codes for OB-GYNs

  The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set for 2011 includes several changes of interest to ob-gyns. Additionally, CPT has added several features to the CPT-4 manual to help clarify coding in a variety of situations, including new guidelines, Coding Tips, and Evaluation and Management tables. These new features are in addition to new, revised […]