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EHRs and E/M Coding: Warnings, Pitfalls, and Best Practices

By Michael Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC Take the time to thoroughly understand and customize your EHR. Most electronic health record (EHR) systems include software to help providers determine the appropriate evaluation and management (E/M) CPT® codes for patient encounters. Used correctly, these tools do support accurate coding based on medical necessity, and have been associated […]

Why Urgent Cares are the best thing since sliced bread

Why Urgent Cares are the best thing since sliced bread There are more than 9300 Urgent Care centers in the US, and that number is expanding at a substantial rate. Insurers and consumers alike are enjoying the value-based services provided in one convenient Urgent Care location, leading to unprecedented rapid growth within this health segment. […]

Five Ways to Improve Your RCM Process in the First Few Months of ICD-10

ICD-10 is here in full force, and many providers are already feeling the effects. Slowdowns and the anticipation of the first round of claims denials have many providers biting their nails hoping that they can somehow come back up to speed. While a rocky ICD-10 implementation transition should be expected as your organization irons out […]

Population Bodies and Chronic Diseases

How Terminal Illnesses Are Affecting Developing and Developed Nations According to cdc.gov, in the year 2013, over 2.5 million Americans died at a death rate of 821.5 deaths per 100,000 population. Among the other interesting statistics that litter the webpage, one of the more interesting is the number of deaths per leading causes of death. […]

Top Population Health Management Software

Top Population Health Management Software Population health management is an essential aspect of today’s healthcare provider environment. Solutions for population health management have become increasingly essential for medical practitioners in all aspects of their business. Why? Use of population health management software:  encourages interaction between patient and provider manages high risk patients analyzes and utilizes […]