Telehealth: The Future of Medicine?

Recent technological advancements have changed the way we see things, paving the way for the growth of concepts such as telemedicine, or telehealth, in the field of medical technology. Telehealth is a method of providing clinical healthcare to someone from a distance, by the use of telecommunication and information technology.

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HIPAA Certified OR HIPAA Compliant?

In today’s connected world, almost everyone has heard the term HIPAA, or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and has some idea that it’s related to healthcare privacy.  However, some entities tout themselves as being HIPAA Certified. What does that mean, especially to a company looking for this type of certification? 

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HRG Ranked #1 for Extended Business Office in 2019 Best in KLAS: Software and Services Report

Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) announced today their ranking as No. 1 for Extended Business Office in the customer-rated 2019 Best in KLAS: Software and Services Report published January 31, 2019. This ranking was achieved through customer interviews and grading of HRG in categories pertaining to loyalty, operations, product, relationship, and value.

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ICD-11 Is Coming - Start Preparations Now

The ICD-10 frenzy came and went. Armageddon type reparations were made for the major overhaul ICD-10 brought about. Employers hired extra coding staff in preparation of possible delays while coders adjusted to the higher levels of specificity. Now ICD-11 is coming and preparations have begun. Let’s look at what ICD-11 will bring and how you can be part of the upcoming changes.

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Patient Friendly Billing for Millennials (and those of us in the same mindset)

I’ll admit right up front, I am not a millennial. I’m sure that makes a few colleagues chuckle, but it puts this blog in perspective. I was recently conducting research for a blog on “patient-friendly billing for healthcare organizations.” What I discovered was a strong current referencing the influence millennials will have on purchasing--all purchasing.

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HIM Coding: Modifier 25 Usage

We can all learn the definition of Modifier 25,  “Significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management [E/M] service by the same physician or other qualified health care professional on the same day of the procedure or other service,” but do we really understand the meaning of it?

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CMS Broadens Scope of Medical Student Documentation

Implemented on March 5, 2018, CMS relaxed the teaching physician guidelines to allow for broader usage of medical student documentation.  Previously, CMS restricted student documentation to solely recording the review of systems (ROS) and past medical, family, and social history (PFSH). The teaching physician would need to document or re-document any other aspects of the visit.  The update allows the teaching physician to utilize the student’s documentation of the entire visit. 

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What's the Big Deal with Being a "Best Place to Work?"

Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) was recently notified by Modern Healthcare, that we had been selected as one of their 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. In 2017 and 2016, we were awarded similar recognitions by Fortune magazine and have been awarded several regional awards for the same reason. This is an honor we are extremely proud of and have worked diligently to achieve.

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Top Coder Competition Creates Benchmarks for Coding Industry

Did you know there’s a competition to determine the “best” coder?  The 2nd Annual ICD-10 Coding Contest took place July 14 - August 11, 2017.  Central Learning sponsored the coding competition and recruited coders from all over the nation to participate in coding a total of 1,636 real medical record cases. Ninety-nine percent of the participants were certified coders. The inpatient coders who participated had an average of 14.3 years coding experience while the outpatient coder experience averaged 9.9 years.

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Healthcare Resource Group Welcomes New VP

With Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) being the largest employee-owned revenue cycle management company in the country, our biggest strength is the people that work here.

We recently announced we've invited, John Nulty, a healthcare revenue cycle solution veteran, to lead our national sales team as Vice President of Business Solutions.

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