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April 20, 2022
by Simon Hughes

Struggling with Staffing Shortages? We Can Help

Staffing shortages affect so many aspects of healthcare, from the delivery of patient care to the ability of an organization to retain quality talent. The pandemic is certainly a factor in recent staffing shortages, but shortages have been brewing for decades. Rural hospitals and facilities face staffing challenges now more than ever, but there are […]

August 21, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Are epidural blood patches billable on the same day as labor & delivery?

Answer: Administering a blood patch on the same day as labor and delivery is unusual because most physicians try to manage spinal headaches conservatively before turning to an invasive treatment. Double check a few things before billing the blood patch procedure Ensure that what you call a blood patch wasn’t simply injecting blood through the […]

May 1, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Community Health Center Telehealth Services covered by Medicare during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency – Highlights from the latest Medicare Learning Network

Updated 10/6/2020 On April 17th, CMS released the much anticipated Medicare Learning Network Matter article (SE20016) as guidance for health centers regarding telehealth reimbursement during the COVID-19 and 1135 Waiver Public Health Emergency (hereafter “COVID PHE”). Health centers had been waiting for this directive since March 17th when expanded language around Medicare billing was provided […]

October 21, 2019
by Simon Hughes

PMG & Gaston Family Health Services: More Than 1 Million Encounters

PAWTUCKET, R.I., Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Gaston Family Health Services (GFHS) was established in 1991 to provide family healthcare services to anyone in need, regardless of ability to pay. The organization started as a small neighborhood clinic and now provides medical, dental, behavioral health counseling and other specialty services at locations across seven North […]

October 17, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Join Us at the 2019 Financial, Operations Management/IT (FOM/IT) Conference

Visit PMG in Booth # 416 to learn more about our revenue cycle solutions designed specifically for FQHCs. Explore our Revenue Cycle Solutions We have a successful track record of improving the financial and operational condition of every one of our clients. Because we have served the FQHC market for over 20 years, we have […]

August 13, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Come See Us at the 2019 Community Health Institute & Expo!

Visit PMG in Booth #1003 to learn more about our revenue cycle solutions designed specifically for FQHCs. About PMG, Inc. PMG specializes in revenue cycle management solutions designed specifically for FQHCs. We have a successful track record of improving the financial and operational condition of every one of our clients. Because we have served the […]

March 21, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Visit PMG at the NACHC Policy & Issues Forum

Visit PMG in Booth #111 and Enter to Win an iPad! About PMG, Inc. PMG offers revenue enhancement solutions built especially for FQHCs including full-service revenue cycle management as well as provider enrollment and credentialing. We have served the FQHC market for over 20 years and we share an understanding of your complex billing and reimbursement world. PMG gets results for […]

March 4, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Do You Dread Month End Reporting at Your CHC?

Part 4 in the PMG Series: Key Strategies for your health center By: Robert B Skeffington, PMG Partner and Co-Founder As my colleagues and I travel around the country visiting Community Health Centers (CHCs), a common concern bubbles up: “I hate month end”. We are hearing this more often than in past years and from […]

June 25, 2018
by Simon Hughes

Tactics to Boost CHC Front Desk Performance (and Your Bottom Line)

Your Community Health Center (CHC) front desk has many roles. It serves as a welcome face for those in need of care and must be a hub of efficiency when waits grow long and the waiting room is filled. An important and often overlooked facet of the front desk is its part in the CHC […]

June 11, 2018
by Simon Hughes

Choosing a CHC Provider Enrollment Vendor – Four Valuable Tips

Community Health Centers (CHCs) often struggle with credentialing and provider enrollment. Trying to keep the process in-house means finding (and keeping) experienced staff. Too often this full-time job defaults to someone at the CHC with little or no experience, becoming an annoying secondary responsibility for human resources or the billing team. Since getting your providers […]