The healthcare industry is maturing to meet the demands of the country’s aging population. As Americans grow older, they consume more healthcare services. Not surprisingly, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports medical coding is expected to grow by 15 percent in the coming years.Read More
HRG optimizes business development territories to better serve client need.Read More
Capturing maximum E/M revenue should always be the goal while coding major surgeries and modifier 57 can help.Read More
New legislation (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) requires CMS to remove Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards by April 2019.Read More
ICD-10 mirrors Y2K; speculation and anxiety surrounding new changes and the unknown. Just like Y2K, we all survived without catastrophic meltdown.Read More
HRG to supply PFS solutions to HTH network of rural hospitals and east coast providers.Read More
It is hard to ignore the increase in Accountable Care Organizations' (ACOs) popularity in urban America, but how do ACOs fit in rural America?Read More
VA healthcare efforts and supporting military veterans is built into the core of HRG...Read More
Achieving a better night sleep and less work stress could definitely be added as the seventh and eighth reason to audit this year, but we suspect those will come as benefits to addressing the six reasons to audit in 2017.Read More
The ability to focus on providing quality care for patients and not get caught in the web of navigating revenue cycle complications is more of a struggle than ever. To best serve healthcare providers facing these new challenges, HRG has increased their reach by adding James Lezzer and Mark Cordova, revenue cycle specialists, to HRG's business development team.
Whether you're facing a backlog associated with growing lag days or discharged not final-billed (DNFB), you're preparing for an Electronic Health Records (EHR) conversion, expanding your service line, or there are geographic obstacles preventing you from finding all the internal coding resources you need... outsourcing can be the answer you're looking for.Read More
41% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions every January and on average one third are able to maintain their resolution through March.Read More
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid announced last October the award of a new round of contracts for the Medicare Fee-for-Service Recovery Audit.Read More
With the tedium of detail and legal jargon contained in the MACRA legislation (over 2,000 pages in the final release), how are small and mid-sized organizations supposed to keep up with all the requirements?Read More
Have you ever wondered how to capture appropriate levels of evaluation and management when counseling or coordination of care dominates the majority of a visit? There are some simple tips to remember when billing time-based EM codes.Read More
As you may have heard, the permanent doc fix is here, MACRA (Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act).
The new legislation emphasizes quality by replacing a quilt work of existing programs. It also adds an additional category, Clinical Practice Improvement Activities, and places all programs under one Quality Payment Program (QPP) umbrella.Read More
The start of the new year is a great time to evaluate your facility’s past performance, identifying areas of excellence and areas for improvement. After evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each department and your revenue cycle, crafting a set of resolutions can help you achieve optimal results and surpass prior year’s successes.Read More
Kelly Jacobus, who has nearly 20 years of experience in facility and professional fee coding, recently passed the certification exam to earn her Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) credential.Read More
When the new coding guideline for clinical validation went into effect October 1, 2016, the stakes were raised higher for the diagnoses documented by the physician to be clearly and consistently demonstrated in the clinical documentation.Read More
The holiday season is upon us and for those of us in Health Information Management (HIM), added stress is a given because HIM is the single most critical process in the revenue cycle.
Many facilities strive to finish the year with strong cash reserves, so December often brings added pressure to HIM professionals, responsible for controlling the cash flow and answering to CFOs, who keep a close eye on the Discharged Not Final Billed (DNFB) report.Read More