ICD-10 claims denial rate at 1.6 percent, RelayHealth reports

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Denial rates for ICD-10 claims are at about 1.6 percent, according to a report by RelayHealth Financial. Out of about 262 million claims processed between Oct. 1, 2015, and Feb. 15, 2016, which totaled $810 billion, 1.6 percent were denied, according to an announcement from the revenue cycle management solutions organization. The numbers show there has… Read more »

Medicare EHR Incentive Program Hardship Application Deadline Extended

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The Medicare EHR Incentive Program Hardship Application Deadline for All Providers is Now July 1, 2016 Today, CMS is extending the application deadline for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception process that reduces burden on clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs). The new deadline for Eligible Professionals, Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals… Read more »

Great Tips to Finding the Best Medical Practice Financing

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(Newswire.net — February 10, 2016) San Diego, CA — Medical practice owners often ask, “How do I go about finding the right source of financing to grow my business,” says Ken Mayer, who brings expertise that spans 25+ years of experience in successful financing strategies. “Finding the right finance source can feel overwhelming,” Mayer states,… Read more »

Office-Based Docs’ Use of Certified EHRs Increasing, CDC Data Show

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Nearly 75% of office-based providers in 2014 had a certified electronic health record system, up from 68% in 2013, according to new CDC data, STAT News‘ “Morning Rounds” reports (Thielking, “Morning Rounds,” STAT News, 1/27). Eligible professionals must use EHRs certified by the federal government under the meaningful use program. The program was created under… Read more »

Ringing in Zip, Zero, Zilch

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For those I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting with in the first 15 days of the month, Happy New Year!  I’m excited about what 2016 will bring to medical practices and billing services over the next 350 days. After peering inside the plethora of healthcare news, I found some recurring hot topics that we’ll… Read more »

Meaningful Use Hardship Exceptions Bill Signed into Law

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Providers will have an easier time claiming a meaningful use hardship exception now that S.2425 has been signed into law. Earlier this week, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (S. 2425), according to a White House press release. 2425 covers legislation regarding Medicare payments for certain rehabilitation technologies,… Read more »

Docs Would Benefit From Encouraging More Online Patient Reviews

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Physicians should encourage patients to leave reviews on performance-rating websites to create a more even and accurate picture of their performance, according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA Dermatology, Reuters reports.   Study Details For the study, lead author Robert Dellavalle of University of Colorado-Aurora’s Anschutz Medical Campus and his research team randomly selected… Read more »