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Red Flag Ruling a Victory for Physicians, AMA Says
The American Medical Association is applauding a federal appeals court's ruling that physicians who bill patients after...
Web Exclusive: $3.2B Lawsuit Targets Medicare Underpayments
A class action suit filed by seven California counties and physicians aims to force the Department of Health and Human...
5 Hospital Finance Questions to Ask Right Now
Late December is the time of year when we look at ahead with anticipation at what the future holds. With only days...
Adopt a 'Retailish' Approach to Self-Pay Collections
"Retailish" is the word Red Gillen, senior analyst at Celent, a New York–based consulting firm, uses to...
Doctors seek fees at time of service
An increasing number of physicians are asking for the patient's share of that day's medical fees, including any...
Follow the Revenue Stream to Maximize Reimbursement
Providers, practice administrators, and office staff members should be well versed in the basic components of the...
Florida-based Pediatrix Medical Group profits fall with birth rate, more poor patients
Experiencing fewer births and more poor patients on Medicaid, Sunrise, FL-based Pediatrix Medical Group’s...
Offer Financial Counseling to Collect More Copays
As an increasing share of healthcare costs has been shifted by employers to their employees, copays and deductibles...
Conduct an A/R Analysis: Get Paid the Money You Deserve
Physicians often run tests and analyze results to help diagnose a patient. An A/R analysis can work the same way by...
Weigh the Pros and Cons of Outsourced Billing
Physicians and practice managers may sometimes feel like they are running after dimes and nickels. However, the cost of...

Medicare Boot Camp - Long-Term Care Version
Topics covered during this intensive, four-day course include Medicare coverage, billing, coding and payment for long...
Book: The New Era of Healthcare: Practical Strategies for Providers and Payers
This book focuses on methods to forge a partnership between healthcare providers and managed care payers. It contains...
Book: The How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation, Third Edition
Since our last edition, there have been significant changes to the rules and regulations surrounding documentation in...
Book: Healthcare Price, Cost & Utilization Benchmarks, Volume VI
Whether you are a healthcare provider or a managed care organization, up-to-date benchmarks are critical to successful...
Book: CMS Publication 100-4 Chapter 10: CMS Home Health Billing Manual
This handy manual, updated to reflect 2010 changes, is a great resource for finding answers quickly and easily when...