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RCM Advisor: The Journal of the Healthcare Business and Management Association

March/April 2018

Telemedicine Is Here: How Is It Regulated? 

RCM AdvisorThis issue of RCM Advisor is focused on compliance. The cover story is focused on telemedicine reimbursement and regulations. Providers entering this emerging field should be vigilant of policies, regulations, and other changes. Other feature articles include compliance issues for ambulance billers; how to prepare for the new Medicare card program; understanding your role as a business associate; and more.  Lastly, see updates from recurring columns Coding Corner, Software Talk, and From the Road. (HBMA member? Access the digital edition.)

From the latest issue of RCM Advisor.

Telemedicine Reimbursement and Regulations
By Max Reiboldt, CPA
The potential uses of technology in the healthcare marketplace continue to expand in this era of innovation.
Telemedicine has grown exponentially over the past few years as increasing demand for access to patients and cost constraints become more prominent.
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Compliance Issues for Ambulance Billers
By Douglas M. Wolfberg, Esq.
it is imperative that billers fully understand the nuances of ambulance reimbursement to be able to successfully sidestep the many landmines of ambulance service billing. this article lays out five of the most important issues.
Read this article.

Preparing for the New Medicare Card program
Contributed by the American Medical Association
it is important that practices and their technology systems be prepared to accept medicare Beneficiary identifiers in april 2018 to ensure all claims are processed promptly and without issue.
Read this article.

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About RCM Advisor
RCM Advisor is the official member publication of HBMA. Its mission is to publish timely, industry-leading articles that HBMA members and non-members can put to work. It is a valuable communication tool for healthcare billing and management professionals, with articles written by industry experts on the latest billing and healthcare management topics, as well as general management issues relevant to healthcare business owners.

HBMA members receive six print issues of RCM Advisor each year and have access to the digital editions and archives available online.

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