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June 2, 2021
by Simon Hughes

Best Practices When Outsourcing Medical Billing

Whether a rural hospital or a surgical center, any healthcare organization’s primary focus is quality patient care, but for your facility to achieve success, you must prioritize financial health too. A healthy revenue cycle can help your facility grow and better serve patients. Outsourcing medical billing can help you achieve the most accurate and efficient […]

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 primary healthcare providers fighting the virus and have implications for health systems, including new coverage policies.  With […]

March 30, 2021
by Lisa Messina

COVID-19 Vaccine Codes

By Allison Bloom, Director of Coding Operations, and Lisa Messina, Corporate Compliance Officer, FQHC Division of Coronis Health Updated February 5th, 2022 to include new Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine codes and information in advance of FDA EUA approval. The COVID pandemic has had tremendous emergent impact upon medical care, testing, and supplies. In response, the AMA’s […]

November 20, 2020
by Lisa Messina

COVID-19 Vaccine Codes

Updated December 22, 2020: 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 to support data-driven planning and resource allocation. On December 12, 2020, the Pfizer COVID […]

February 19, 2020
by Simon Hughes

2020 OACHC Annual Conference

PMG will be in Columbus next week attending the OACHC Annual Conference. We specialize in revenue cycle management for FQHCs and offer full outsourcing, revenue cycle analytics for denial management and avoidance. PMG can help you increase revenue, enhance cash flow, and reduce your overall cost-to-collect. Stop by booth # 47 to learn more! Meet […]

January 18, 2019
by Simon Hughes

9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Revenue Cycle Vendor for Your CHC

In past posts, we explored the pros and cons of outsourcing your center’s revenue cycle/ billing functions. If you have decided to consider outside vendors you must be sure that they are able to handle the job and improve collections at your CHC. Since most revenue cycle/ billing companies don’t tell you they plan on […]

December 3, 2018
by Simon Hughes

Don’t Let Coding Errors Cost Your CHC Cash – “Decoding” Code Linkage and Medical Necessity

Without a doubt provider coding errors are a top reason for rejected claims at Community Health Centers (CHCs). This shouldn’t be surprising. We all know that CHC providers are insanely busy and creating and presenting quality coding training is next to impossible. Hiring a certified coder is another option but that can be costly and […]