7 Tips for Patient Collections 

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 Ranadene Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CPCS  Collections aren’t the most glamorous part of running a practice. Perhaps the only thing worse than making collections calls is receiving them! Unfortunately, collections are necessary and if done correctly, it will allow you to collect on accounts that have sat stagnant for months, sometimes years.    In our years of experience managing collections for small and medium physician practices, … Read More

Maximizing Revenue Cycle Efficiency

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By Ann Knutson, CPC-A  The healthcare revenue cycle includes all administrative and clinical functions that involve capturing, managing, and collecting the provider’s/facilities revenue. The cycle includes three distinct parts of the practice/facility that’s referred to as the front-end, middle, and back end. Unfortunately, most of the time there is little coordination between the three areas which can lead to more claim denials and lost revenue for … Read More

Medical Necessity and the Revenue Cycle

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By Ann Knutson, CPC-A According to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), medical treatment or supplies provided by a physician is considered medically necessary when they “are proper and needed for the diagnosis or treatment of your medical condition, meet the standards of good medical practice in the local area, and aren’t mainly for the convenience of your … Read More