The Doctor Shortage and How Technology Can Help

Healthcare in the United States is currently facing the impending threat of a shortage of doctors. While this conversation has been alive for many years now, it is only more recently that it’s picked up traction and attention on a wider scale. Experts have pointed out that the demand for healthcare services will most likely …

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CDC: Fentanyl the Deadliest Drug in America

The Centre for Disease Control has recently confirmed that Fentanyl is now the most dangerous drug in the United States, having caused several casualties due to overdose. The most recent statistics come from 2016 and show that 18,000 overdose-related deaths were tied to Fentanyl. This marks the first occasion that Fentanyl has been at the …

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RCM Strategies for Medical Practices

When it comes to running a medical practice, there are a lot of things you need to keep an eye on. The first and foremost concern is the health of your patients; however, the financial health of practice is just as important. A practice needs to maintain high profitability to keep itself running and this …

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Biggest Low Since 2008; Child Insurance Rates Drop

According to statistics found in the recently published report by Georgetown University’s Centre for Children and Families the number of uninsured children seems to be on the rise. The nationwide estimated increase is stated to be around 276,000 children under the age of 19. In percentages, this marks an increase of 4.7 per cent in …

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11 Things Successful Practices can teach you about missed appointments

There are numerous practices that cause people to lose over $100,000 every year because of missed appointments only. If you are here, we assume that you’re most likely one of the numerous practices on experiencing what we call the No-Show Epidemic. Every year about an average rate of 12% of missed appointments build up the …

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Medicare Part B Premiums/Deductibles for year 2019

Medicare Part B covers physician services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment, and certain other medical and health services not covered by Medicare Part  A. The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B enrollees will be $135.50 for 2019, an increase of $1.50 from $134 in 2018 The annual deductible for …

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ICD-10 CM Changes for the year 2019

The ICD-10-CM code set in the United States is maintained by the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee. This committee reviews all requests for changes or additions to the code set and  includes representatives from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Center for Disease Control …

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Upcoming Medical Events in January 2019

As the new year of 2019 is right around the corner, we thought we’d share some of the important medical events that will occur in the month of January. Mark your calendars, for these include: National Blood Donor Month, Cervical Health Awareness Month, Thyroid Awareness Month, and National Birth Defects Awareness Month. National Blood Donor …

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