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Preventing Prior-Authorization Denials in Your Vein Practice

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Attention to Detail Makes a Difference: Paying careful attention to detail to your upcoming patient cases, your applications for prior authorization, your documentation and the CPT codes charged can speed up your cash flow and prevent lost revenue...

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2019 New Year Practice Billing Checklist

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Commensurate with the new year, it is considered best practice to review your practice's goals, policies and procedures and communicate them to your staff. Below is a short checklist of 10 key items that every practice should review annually to ensure their practice and billing performance for the new year kicks off on the right foot...

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Vein Procedure Payment Changes for 2019

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CMS released its final rule for 2019 allowed amounts for interventional vein procedures.

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Summary of Potential E/M Documentation & Coding Changes Discussed in CMS 2019 Final Rule

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CMS proposed moving away form the current documentation guidelines to a more time-based and complexity method.

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CMS’s POTENTIAL 40% ULTRASOUND REIMBURSEMENT REDUCTION PUT ON HOLD

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Thanks to last-minute efforts by the Ultrasound imaging community, CMS’s proposed 40% reduction to Ultrasound reimbursement is put on hold.

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POTENTIAL REDUCTION OF OFFICE ULTRASOUND PAYMENTS BEGINNING AS SOON AS CY 2019

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to drastically cut reimbursement to the technical component for all ultrasounds over a four-year period...

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VEIN PRACTICE BILLING PERFORMANCE – UNDERSTANDING NET COLLECTION PERCENTAGE

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In October 2017, we began our review of Measuring Practice Billing Performance, and explained that there is no “silver bullet”, or single measure, that assesses overall performance, but rather a series of key measures to understand and monitor monthly. These measures include, but are not limited to: Accounts Receivable (A/R) balance, A/R Days Outstanding, Net Collection Percentage, and % of A/R greater than 120 days old. In this issue, we will review the calculation and meaning of Net Collection Percentage.

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MEASURING VEIN PRACTICE BILLING PERFORMANCE - A/R DAYS

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Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t be a Turkey – Understand your A/R Days for better Vein practice performance...

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN - THERE IS NO "SILVER BULLET" TO MEASURE PRACTICE BILLING PERFORMANCE

Billing Performance Accounts Receivable

BOO! Determining the overall performance of your billing operations is a scary task. Unfortunately, there is no “silver bullet” to slay (answer) this “Werewolf” of a question.

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Participate in MIPS/MACRA with ease - with StreamlineMD!

MIPS MACRA

There is a great deal of consternation amongst physician practices as it relates to MIPS/MACRA.  While it is certainly complex and confusing, understanding the requirements and participating wholeheartedly may prove to be a real opportunity to increase reimbursement in a material way. 

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