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Cracking the Code: Conquering the Challenges of Orthopedic Billing and Coding 

The intricate world of orthopedics, encompassing the complex conditions affecting our musculoskeletal system, presents a unique set of challenges behind the scenes. Ensuring proper billing and coding for these specialized services demands meticulous attention to detail and a deep understanding of the healthcare landscape. Let’s delve into the intricacies of orthopedic billing and coding, dissecting […]

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Special Report: CMS Releases Cyberattack Relief Funds Special Report

In an attempt to address the serious impact of last month’s cyberattack against Optum’s Change Healthcare—which went on to create ripples in the stability of the nation’s overall healthcare system—the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued this past Saturday an announcement that it was providing immediate help. The agency has been in constant […]

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Navigating the RCM Maze in Dermatology: Optimizing Revenue, Empowering Patients, and Thriving

By aligning your RCM partner with your practice’s specific needs and values, you embark on a journey towards financial stability, empowered patients, and ultimately, a thriving dermatology practice.

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Affected by the Labor Shortage? Coronis Can Help

Health care facilities are under constant pressure to reduce costs and improve productivity—to do more with less. The increased demands and staff shortages brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have further exacerbated an already challenging situation.  In a tight health care labor market, your ability to maintain continuity of patient care with manageable staffing levels […]

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How to Avoid Common Medical Billing and Coding Errors

Given the many intricacies of medical billing and coding, it is no surprise that mistakes can occur during the process. The most common errors, no matter how trivial they seem, can lead to claim denials, loss of revenue, fines and penalties, and may even impact patient care. Therefore, by knowing how to eliminate medical billing […]

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A fond farewell to Jeanne Chamberlin as she begins her next adventure – retirement

She’s one of the smartest people I have ever met. I would even argue that she might be an even bigger champion of the independent physician than I am. Jeanne Chamberlin accidentally walked into my professional life at a dry cleaners in Chapel Hill … still the best errand I’ve run to date. Jeanne joined […]

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Lessons I learned from 35 years in healthcare

When I graduated from Duke with a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, one of my professors advised me that the best way to ensure a challenging and rewarding career was to work in a policy area that was always changing. It appears I chose well, as it’s hard to think of another industry that changes […]

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MSOC Health Comments on Proposals for 2018 MIPS Program

Submitted to CMS August 2017 We appreciate the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rule for the second transition year under the MACRA legislation. We provide practice management consulting services to small and mid-sized independent practices. For the past several years, we have assisted dozens of practices with Meaningful Use, PQRS, Value-Based Modifiers, and […]

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Social Security Numbers Will No Longer be on Medicare Identification Cards as of April 2018

What did you say? Currently, each traditional Medicare (MC) enrollee has an identification card with a Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICN) (i.e. policy number). For the clear majority of MC beneficiaries, the HICN is the patient’s social security number (SSN) followed by the letter “A” (for beneficiary), with some exceptions, such as “B” for spouse […]

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