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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 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 […]

December 28, 2020
by Simon Hughes

4 Questions That Will Help You Take A Closer Look At Your OB/GYN Practice’s Billing

Are you noticing everything about your billing? The Physician and Specialty Practice Service Group at Coronis Health are experts in helping practices of all sizes and all specialties cultivate success. Our experience has taught us that, oftentimes, the 10,000 foot view of managing an entire practice can obscure opportunities and pitfalls in your OB/GYN practice.  […]

December 14, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Get Your Medical Practice On Track for Medical Billing Success

Staying up-to-date on the latest medical billing best practices can be overwhelming for in-house billing staff as they are trying to stay on top of day-to-day responsibilities and even manage old or denied claims. Technology and regulations improve and change constantly, and these updates should be watched to ensure your practice is providing the best […]

December 14, 2020
by Simon Hughes

What Happens When A Medical Practice Outsources Its Medical Billing

All types of organizations rely on receiving accurate and timely payments for their services, and this applies just as much to medical practices. The difference between other types of business and medical practices is the detailed coding and working with Medicare, Medicaid, and countless insurance companies that require nothing less than perfection. This is a […]

October 27, 2020
by Simon Hughes

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 […]

September 22, 2020
by Simon Hughes

5 Strategies to Improve Your Medical Billing Process

Efficiency is the cornerstone of any healthcare setting. For you to succeed, you must employ innovative ways to deliver quality care and enhance patient experience while lowering your costs and avoiding mistakes. An efficient medical billing system, therefore, is of paramount importance to achieve these goals. Without an experienced biller working for your practice, it […]

March 12, 2019
by Simon Hughes

The Low Bar in the Competitive Landscape

Average (or less) is what we encounter when we call on new prospects.  The sacrificial lamb of self-inflicted diminished cash is the only common theme to countless RCM companies that find themselves doing a mediocre job supporting their clients.  They either lose interest, take for granted, or lose sight of their mission — to take […]

January 17, 2019
by Simon Hughes

DON’T LET AUTOMATION TAKE OVER COMPREHENSIVE AP LAB CODING REVIEW

Coding is challenging regardless of specialty and pathology is no different. Many groups fail to review coding or question why specific codes have been assigned. It’s not good enough to rely on what a hospital anatomic pathology lab technician or histotech or even a pathologists says is the “right coding” on any given AP case.  […]