Physician reimbursement is in for a bumpy ride. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are on the rise, fundamentally changing the structural and financial models of care delivery. Next up are value-based modifiers that differentiate reimbursement to physicians based on quality and cost. For some practices these modifiers will affect reimbursement in 2015 – based on clinical services provided now in 2013! Read more
Physician practices know there is a lot to understand about the various healthcare reform policies. With so many changes—from reform to ICD-10 to value-based care models—it can often be overwhelming to work through all of the updates. You’re not alone if you’ve found the details to be a little complicated and hard to work through. To help you and your practice understand some of the major changes from recent reform, we’ve answered some of your top questions. Read more
It’s a straightforward question with tremendous impact on the revenue cycle: Should we offer payment plans to our patients? In one word, the answer is yes—but with a caveat. Not every type of patient balance should qualify. Practices must place some parameters around when a payment plan is appropriate.
Thanks to everyone who attended our webinar, ICD-10: It’s Time to Dive In, on May 8. During the webinar AAPC ICD-10 expert, Shelly Cronin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CGIC, CGSC, discussed: Read more