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Navigate the financial elements of your independent practice with ease. Learn to streamline claims, automate billing, manage your revenue cycle, and get paid with our actionable guidance.

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Person holding billing envelopes.
A step-by-step guide to collecting patient payments

Learn how to effectively reduce patient payment frustrations and improve your practice’s revenue.

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value based reimbursement
Value-based reimbursement: A model that benefits patients, practices, and payers

Something’s happening in healthcare reimbursements. The change? A shift from traditional fee-for-service models to more nuanced value-based reimbursement models. 

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Image depicting the question of what is RADV
Understanding risk adjustment: The definitive RADV rulebook for healthcare

Here’s what you need to know about risk adjustment data validation (RADV), the RADV final rule, and how they will affect your practice.

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Medical provider uses calculator to determine impact of revenue cycle management healthcare news
Vital Signs: A monthly wrap-up of revenue cycle management healthcare news for January 2024

This January 2024 RCM wrap-up includes what you need to know about new Medicare revenue opportunities, a new rule for prior authorizations, and more.

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healthcare financial analyst
Supercharge your medical practice financial health by optimizing operations

Optimize operations with the best habits for practice financial health.

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modifier 33
Coding rules for modifier 33 and modifier PT

Modifier 33 and modifier PT impact medical claims processing. Here’s the difference.

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Medical practice manager reads about revenue cycle management news
Vital Signs: A wrap-up of revenue cycle management news for December 2023

This December 2023 RCM wrap-up includes compliance updates, preparations for new codes, and fee schedule changes.

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Patients look at medical billing documents enabling a good patient payment experience
How to streamline the patient payment experience and medical billing process

Get expert insights into medical billing process efficiencies that will help your independent practice be more profitable.

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revenue cycle management healthcare
RCM: The ultimate guide to improve practice fiscal health

Improving practice financial health is as simple as improving revenue cycle management.

Independent medical provider reads about outsourced billing services
Independent medical provider reads about outsourced billing services
Mastering revenue management: The power of outsourced medical billing services

Looking to outsource medical billing? Read our complete guide to outsourced billing services to determine if it’s right for your practice.

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Person reviewing insurance appeal letter
Sample letter for appealing a health insurance claim denial

The often labor-intensive process of reworking a denied claim and compiling additional documentation can deter practices from submitting an appeal.

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diversify practice revenue
5 ways to diversify revenue streams in your medical practice

Having diverse revenue streams equals healthy revenue cycle management for your practice. Here are 5 approaches to explore.

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Stethoscope and medical billing documents depict RCM
The new RCM: Going beyond billing and revenue cycle collections

Revenue cycle management (RCM) is far more than the mechanics of billing and collections. Here are opportunities to improve your practice’s revenue.

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why do patients miss appointments
How to properly bill patients for missed appointments

Discover how no-show fees can discourage missed appointments — and how you can bill patients who miss appointments the right way.

Physician explains the Value in Health Care Act of 2023 to a patient
Physician explains the Value in Health Care Act of 2023 to a patient
Value in Health Care Act of 2023: What providers need to know

The Value in Health Care Act of 2023 enables providers to both optimize medical costs for patients and improve patient outcomes through financial incentives.

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Physician reading about why documentation is important for medical coding
Leveraging medical record documentation for medical coding accuracy and revenue integrity

Improving the accuracy and completeness of healthcare documentation is vital. Here are tips on exactly how to improve your documentation.

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Medical billing manager learns about m codes icd 10 for 2023 and 2024
Prepare for 2024 E/M changes and new ICD-10-CM codes

With the year winding down, now is a good time for healthcare practices and billing companies (on behalf of their clients) to ensure compliance with billing code changes that took effect October 1, 2023, and prepare for changes that become effective January 1, 2024. Discover what’s new for evaluation and management (E/M) codes and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes that could affect your medical practice.

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pre op CPT codes
Pre-op CPT codes: How to properly code preoperative exams

Mastering pre-op coding is crucial. Here are 5 key practices, from patient clearance to ICD-10-CM codes, to ensure accurate billing and avoid denials.

RVUs for independent practices
RVUs for independent practices
What independent practices need to know about RVUs

Here’s why independent physicians should pay attention to RVUs and how RVU data can help practices to set competitive prices, grow their practice, and more.

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someone dealing with underpayment in medical billing
How to reduce medical billing underpayments

Learn how to improve your practice’s payment tracking and management.

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Two billers discuss automation in medical billing
How to create incentive plans that inspire medical billers

Access these 10 tips to craft incentives your billers want — that also align with your budget.

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Billing statement and stethoscope with revenue cycle management healthcare news
Vital Signs: A monthly wrap-up of revenue cycle management healthcare news

A summary of September RCM news as well as regulations that take effect October 1, 2023

Physician who uses electronic claims submission for timely filing
Physician who uses electronic claims submission for timely filing
Tips for getting paid faster with electronic claims submission

Submitting clean claims on time is essential to revenue cycle management. Electronic claims submission can help — and get you paid faster.

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