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Healthcare Attorney: Shared Medical Database Is the Wrong Prescription

Posted on 02. Jan, 2009 by .

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In the rush toward EMRs, we may be losing sight of the cardinal rule of the medical profession: First, do no harm. more…

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CMS Offers You E-Prescribing Help

Posted on 30. Dec, 2008 by .

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They’re from the government, and they’re here to help you.

If your practice is still looking for the best way to hop on the e-prescribing bandwagon — and start collecting your 2 percent bonus from Medicare — CMS has published a guide to get you started … more…

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Will Obama Foot Your HIT Bill?

Posted on 24. Dec, 2008 by .

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How much help from the government can you really expect in the next few years as you try to move your practice to adopt information technology?

Industry groups are working with President-elect Barack Obama to help him meet his campaign promise of $10 billion a year for five years toward healthcare IT. And one trade group wants to make sure that the next healthcare stimulus package includes …

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Your Self-Pay Collections Could Be 300% Better

Posted on 23. Dec, 2008 by .

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Your Self-Pay Collections Could Be 300% Better

If your collections efforts from self-pay patients have been a little off, you may think there’s not much room for improvement — but you couldn’t be more wrong.

A recent study found that the best self-pay collectors outperform the worst self-pay collectors by approximately 300 percent.

But even the best business offices have areas where they can improve. more…

Still mining for money. Get little-known appeals secrets from Barbara Cobuzzi.

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Posted on 23. Nov, 2008 by .

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Welcome to the best online treasure trove of free, specialty-specific how-to medical coding articles from The Coding Institute. Browse and learn, or search our archives by code or keyword. 

We add new articles every work day, so keep us bookmarked for hot coding topics, tools you can use, coding & billing news, coding challenges, and more.

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