By Cindy Pittmon, RCC, CHBME, FRBMA
The theme of this issue is automation, and as I am writing this, our management team is consumed with our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions are swirling in my head...
News from Around HBMA
Are You Maximizing Your HBMA Membership; New HBMA Members; CHBME Quiz Questions
Automation is the future of many industries, including revenue cycle management. HBMA was curious about what has been automated in its members’ offices and what they wish was automated...
The more you automate and use best practices for medical billing, the better chance you have of helping your clients to get paid quickly and correctly.
Dozens of tiny software robots work in harmony with staff and one another.
The future of billing services depends on the ability to ensure more payments for their current clients while scaling workload without increasing overhead to expand the client base. The only way to effectively do this is by automating as many processes and channels as possible.
Technologies that streamline revenue cycle workflows and promote greater transparency in medical billing help remedy common pain points in patient collections.
Physicians, providers, billers, and suppliers are now required to use MBIs on Medicare claims and eligibility transactions, regardless of when healthcare services were rendered.
Implementing technology to automate the manual processes in billing and throughout the entire practice allows providers to make care delivery, reimbursements, collections, and overall operations more successful.
HBMA’s new Ethics Committee is officially up and running. Below, three members of the committee discuss the biggest ethics concerns in revenue cycle management and what they are excited about for the future of the committee.
When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance titled Individual’s Right Under HIPAA to Access their Health Information 45 C.F.R. § 164.524, healthcare providers throughout the country began receiving challenges from attorneys and other third parties questioning why they were being charged more than $6.50 for copies of record.
By Nate Moore, CPA, MBA, FACMPE
My last RCM Advisor article introduced a new Excel function called IFS, a simpler way to deal with complex conditional logic. This issue introduces another new Excel logical function, SWITCH.
From the Road
Our industry has never been on the cutting edge when it comes to adopting and implementing new technologies. The mantra for decades was, “Because we have always done it that way.”