Offshore vs. Onshore Coding—Does it Make a Difference?

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The main issue that needs to be considered regarding offshore vs. onshore coding is not where the support comes from, but the technology, training, and expertise of the coders. With high-speed connectivity, security, and coding workflow software, the location of the coder is not as important as the expertise of the coder. Facing lower reimbursements …

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Outsourcing as a Solution for Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Continues to Grow at a Rapid Pace

Posted in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Coding Outsourcing, Offshore Medical Billing, Offshore Medical Coding, Offshore Revenue Cycle Management, Outsource Coding, Outsourced Coding, Outsourced Medical Coding, RCM Solutions, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)

Facing lower reimbursements and shrinking margins, hospitals are exploring ways to capture more revenue. This has led an increasing number of hospitals across the nation to outsource their Revenue Cycle Management to professional outsourcing companies. This trend was identified in a recent Black Book™ survey, which included responses from 1,309 hospital CFOs and business office …

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CMS and AHIP Move to Improve Healthcare Quality Measures

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The Obama administration and health insurers took steps recently to standardize and improve the measures that are intended to gauge the quality of healthcare. The CMS and trade group America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) have announced an agreement to adopt a core set of quality measures for the nation’s doctors. Officials say the measures are …

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CMS Chronic Care Management (CCM) Initiative Can Help Improve Bottom Line for Physicians

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In today’s healthcare delivery environment, physicians are constantly looking for new ways to earn and increase their bottom lines. For example, the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) will pay for non-face-to-face services for CPT code 99490 — Chronic Care Management (CCM), which reimburses practices on an average of $42 per patient, per month. Of all …

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Medical Coding Outsourcing is More Than Staffing

Posted in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Coding Accuracy, Medical Coding BPO, Medical Coding Outsourcing, Offshore Medical Billing, Offshore Medical Coding, Offshore Revenue Cycle Management, Outsource Coding, Outsourced Medical Billing, Outsourced Medical Coding, Remote Medical Coding

Outsourced medical coding’s traditional approach has been staff augmentation. It has been typically used to meet short-term gap needs due to turnover, extended absences, or electronic medical record (EMR) changes. In other words, it has been used when a healthcare provider needed temporary additional resources to supplement its existing resources. However, from our experience, this …

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New Year’s Resolutions Can Be Achieved If You Have a Plan

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A new year presents a fresh opportunity to set annual goals and create a plan to achieve them.  Many people make New Year’s resolutions where they strive to do better than they have in the past.  Often the most successfully attained resolutions are the ones that are documented and backed-up with a plan to achieve …

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All is Not Well in the Small Hospital World When It Comes to the ICD-10 Transition

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By Nitin Thakor, GeBBS President & CEO So far small hospitals and small health systems are not faring as well as large hospitals and health systems during the ICD-10 transition. The press is full of reports about how well the transition is going for large hospitals, but that is not the case for smaller community …

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Survey Shows About 80 Percent of Hospital CFO’s Consider Outsourcing RCM to be the Best Stop-Gap Measure

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By Nitin Thakor, GeBBS President & CEO According to a recent survey reported in Healthcare Finance, 83 percent of hospitals now outsource some accounts receivable and collections, 58 percent of hospitals outsource some contract management, 55 percent of hospitals outsource some denials management and 68 percent of physician groups with more than 10 practitioners now …

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Your Revenue Cycle Activities

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Insurance Billing Solutions, Medical Billing BPO, Medical Coding, Medical Coding BPO, Offshore Medical Billing, Offshore Medical Coding, Offshore Revenue Cycle Management, Remote Medical Coding, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)

In today’s healthcare environment of shrinking reimbursements, due to governmental mandates and Medicare policy changes, the importance of maintaining a healthy revenue cycle is second only to providing the best patient care possible. Without an adequate margin there can be no medical mission. One way to ensure your revenue cycle remains as healthy as possible …

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