Patients, Providers, Community All Benefit from Medicare Care Coordination Program

Patients, Providers, Community All Benefit from Medicare Care Coordination Program

Care Coordination (Part 3) Dr. Karen Smith, a family practitioner in Raeford, NC, is the perfect illustration of why Medicare’s Chronic Care Management program (CCM) is a large step in the right direction. In fact, the program is a triple win: providers get paid for work they were doing but not getting paid for, patients get better care, and the overall community lowers its healthcare costs. Dr. Smith freely admits she and her staff were not being paid for the...

PracticeSuite Set to Offer Physicians End-to-End Chronic Care Management

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., June 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just when our elderly need more robust care and better care coordination, Medicare has created a program that allows physicians to bill for the level of care required by patients with two or more chronic conditions.

PracticeSuite Set to Offer Physicians An Integrated Payment Solution Within Its Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management Platform

SILICON VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PracticeSuite, a Silicon Valley, California-based SaaS physician Practice Management Software platform and Revenue Cycle services company serving over 57,000 medical professionals, announced today that it had completed an integration to Payment Data Systems’ technology (Nasdaq:PYDS) and as a result, will launch its ePayments offering to existing and future physician clients across its Revenue Cycle Management, Practice Management and prior authorization automation solutions this month.

Chronic Care Management & Better Care Coordination

Chronic Care Management & Better Care Coordination

Care Coordination (Part 2) In our last post, we dove into the details of CMS’s Chronic Care Management (CCM) program, which pays providers to deliver coordinated care to Medicare and dual-eligible patients with two or more chronic conditions. In this post, we’ll look at all the benefits to patients and providers. First and foremost, this program helps providers get paid for care management work they may not have billed for in the past. Additional benefits include: More comprehensive care. By...

Chronic Care Management, Value Based & Billable

Chronic Care Management, Value Based & Billable

Care Coordination 2.0 (Part 1) CMS care initiative programs are finally rewarding doctors for work they’ve been doing all along, namely Chronic Care Management (CCM), and there’s a renewed interest in care coordination as providers and payers realize its significance in patient outcomes. With chronic care patients benefiting the most—and two-thirds of Medicare patients are shown to have two or more chronic conditions—CMS is putting its money where its mouth is and paying providers to deliver coordinated care. CPT code 99490 ...

Seven Ways Elation Health’s EHR Boosts Your Practice’s Revenue

Seven Ways Elation Health’s EHR Boosts Your Practice’s Revenue

Looking at EMR companies’ websites, you might be tempted to dismiss them as essentially the same. And that’s true—to an extent. The fact is, most EMRs are similar because they were built atop practice management systems designed around linear processes and office workflows that have little to do with diagnosing a condition or charting a clinical encounter. In other words, it’s software that was developed for office administrators and billers; and as an afterthought, a clinical layer was added for...

Practice Automation Made Affordable & Simple

Practice Automation Made Affordable & Simple

Many physicians struggle to find and retain qualified staff to run the insurance claims side of their practice. In Jacksonville, Fla., where the local economy went into recession, hiring was a particularly painful process. PracticeSuite Helps Jacksonville Practice Clear Up $900,000 AR Backlog In fact, an inability to engage experienced billing staff led one Jacksonville internal medicine practice to accumulate $900,000 in accounts receivable (AR). Although the practice implemented PracticeSuite’s medical billing software in an effort to streamline and improve...

Clinical Examination Of Your Practice’s Financial Health

Clinical Examination Of Your Practice’s Financial Health

A Revenue Cycle Management SOAP Note for 2019 Subjective Your medical practice presents today with recurring feelings of frustration and anxiety with secondary pain. The majority of the pain is felt in accounts receivable, as delays and denials double and triple the amount of effort it takes to get paid. The pain is getting moderately worse overtime, especially after 90 days of no payment. ROS: You and your staff are experiencing increased claim denials, but can’t find the time to...

Review of Elation Health Medical Billing Service—5 Stars

Review of Elation Health Medical Billing Service—5 Stars

In our review of the 10 best medical billing companies, ElationHealth Medical Billing Service comes in at number 2 with a five star rating based on: Revenue cycle performance metrics, experience and specialties supported, client responsiveness, integrated technology, and over-all customer satisfaction. Physicians with Elation Health’s Clinical First EHR can take advantage of its billing services to automate billing code entry. Codes can flow directly from a visit note to the practice management system—and vice versa. The service also provides...

Near Zero Collections – To Healthy Cash Flow – Emery Medical Solutions

Near Zero Collections – To Healthy Cash Flow – Emery Medical Solutions

Near Zero Collections – To Healthy Cash Flow – Emery Medical Solutions It was a healthcare provider’s worst nightmare: six months with collections at near zero the result of switching medical billing services. Nor was it a simple technology or communications problem—the billing vendor promised collections in the 90-percent range to lure the Center in, then completely failed to interface with their imaging records systems. Emery Medical Solutions, based in Apopka, Fla., is a comprehensive state of the art diagnostic...

How Outsourcing Would Work For Your Practice

How Outsourcing Would Work For Your Practice

The Decision To Outsource Can Be a Tough One   Many of our doctors have made the financial decision to outsource claims management and collections to PracticeSuite’s expert RCM services team. Here’s why they choose not to handle RCM in-house: “We’re doing better than we have ever done before…my collection rate has improved.” “The support from our dedicated billing team is wonderful.” “Customer service has been phenomenal.” “One of the best decisions I’ve made.” If you’d like to… Reduce your...