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Avoiding Billing Pitfalls in the Age of the ACA

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In the second decade of the 21st century, many healthcare providers are struggling to decide whether or not to accept patients who have Medicaid. A key issue is the provider’s ability to ensure compliance with its myriad reimbursement regulations.

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Protecting Your Practice in a RAC Audit Environment

By: Kathleen J. Young Worried about an upcoming audit? Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to prepare for an audit, and protect your practice against findings that could end up costing you. RAC Auditors Are Incentivized Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) have existed since 2005 and were originally established in Florida, New...

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Maryland Physicians, Will You Be Ready?

Compliance Dates For ICD-10 Are Just Over the Horizon By: Denise Buenning Are you prepared for the U.S. health care system’s change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes? The switch to ICD-10 takes effect on October 1, 2013. Leading up to the October 1, 2013, compliance date, Maryland physicians should also keep the […]

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EHR Painkillers

Practical Advice for a Conversion or Upgrade By: Linda Harder Whether your practice is small or large, and whether you’re implementing a new EHR or upgrading an existing one, it’s a huge undertaking. We spoke with a number of IT professionals, practice managers and EHR vendors for tips to ease your conversion pain. Why Start...

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