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April 13, 2021
by Simon Hughes

How Does the American Rescue Plan Impact Your Facility?

The newly enacted American Rescue Plan centers on the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuilding the economy amidst the public health crisis. This means that the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan will impact hospitals and other healthcare providers fighting the virus and have implications for health systems, including new coverage policies.  With offices […]

April 1, 2021
by Simon Hughes

How to Stay Compliant and Increase Your Revenue with COVID Vaccine Medical Billing

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently increased Medicare’s reimbursement rates for hospitals, pharmacies, physicians, and others for administering COVID-19 vaccines. These changes by CMS are in support of the administration’s efforts to ensure that all Americans can be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. The pandemic has certainly resulted in rapid […]

March 31, 2021
by Simon Hughes

Top 13 Reasons to Outsource Your Medical Billing

Medical billing can be a challenging responsibility for many medical facilities that don’t have access to the necessary skills and manpower required to perform these tasks efficiently. Even if in-house employees can do an excellent job contributing to the organization’s success, these individuals may often lack the time and availability to keep up with the […]

March 30, 2021
by Simon Hughes

COVID-19 Vaccine Codes

By Allison Bloom, Director of Coding Operations, and Lisa Messina, Corporate Compliance Officer, FQHC Division of Coronis Health The COVID pandemic has had tremendous emergent impact upon medical care, testing, and supplies. In response, the AMA’s CPT Editorial Panel has had to rapidly create and establish new CPT codes for COVID reporting, tracking, and analysis […]

March 2, 2021
by Simon Hughes

This is What Software Agnostic Means at Coronis Health

From electronic health records and practice management to medical billing services and patient engagement, you can expect a seamless experience with a software agnostic approach. At Coronis Health, we do not confine ourselves to just one billing software. Our team is expertly familiar with all the major systems and trains on new ones as they […]

March 1, 2021
by Simon Hughes

How to Avoid Hospital Claims Denials

The American Hospital Association (AHA) surveyed more than 200 hospitals and health systems in 2019 to explore how commercial health plans employed utilization management practices for patients and providers. AHA found that 89% of the respondents have experienced an increase in claims denials over the past three years. 51% of them even described such increase […]

February 19, 2021
by Simon Hughes

3 Reasons “Less is More” in Hospital Charting

For decades, healthcare providers have voiced their issues with the growing amount of data entry required for Evaluation and Management (E/M) visits. Some have even complained about spending twice as much time on the documentation process related to caring for patients. For the first time in almost 30 years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

February 11, 2021
by Simon Hughes

Are You Properly Billing and Coding COVID-19 Vaccinations At Your Hospital?

Now that we have approved and recommended COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna), it’s time to execute the correct medical billing and coding strategy to sustain the country’s vaccination efforts properly. These medical codes were nonexistent a year ago. Still, since we face a global pandemic, healthcare practitioners must quickly adapt to these new guidelines to […]

February 1, 2021
by Simon Hughes

How the 2021 Medicare Rule Changes Will Affect Your Hospital Billing Guidelines

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) aims to reduce the burden placed on physicians required to adhere to the current coding system and reward them accordingly for their time spent managing and evaluating patients. In the final rule, the CMS makes several changes to streamline reporting processes. This rule affects office and patient […]

December 28, 2020
by Simon Hughes

How Your Rural Healthcare Facility Can Survive the Rest of the Pandemic

The healthcare industry continues to adjust from the COVID-19 pandemic. With it has come enormous change and new challenges for hospitals and clinics of all sizes. Facilities have been jam-packed for months, and coding and billing have become even more complicated. With that comes the problem of not only collecting on those billings, but having […]