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ACA brings change to virtually every aspect of the Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery revenue cycle management.

2012-12-15T21:21:07+00:00

With most of the ACA kept intact by the Supreme Court's June 28, 2012 decision, providers can begin to assess and prepare for the ACA's effect on Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery revenue cycle management. The ACA invites new challenges and opportunities that will affect your Plastic Reconstructive Surgery revenue cycle management including: Increase of new patients and data: Providers are likely to see an unparalleled increase in demand once coverage for the uninsured begins in 2014. Revenue cycle management will have to keep track of and analyze a plethora of new information such as: Medicaid and private insurance, eligibility for Medicare, medical outcomes, [...]

ACA brings change to virtually every aspect of the Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery revenue cycle management.2012-12-15T21:21:07+00:00

New Reimbursement Models Impact Urology Revenue Cycle Management

2012-12-15T17:50:40+00:00

With new revenue reimbursement models forming as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Urology revenue cycle management is in a state of transition. In June 2012, the MGMA-ACMPE released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice management challenges. No. 2 was: Preparing for revenue reimbursement models that place a greater share of financial risk on the practice. Within the next five years, urologists will be adopting this revenue reimbursement shared-risk model (vs. fee for service) with the emergence of population health management through Accountable Care Organizations (ACO). They coordinate care and meet performance standards of [...]

New Reimbursement Models Impact Urology Revenue Cycle Management2012-12-15T17:50:40+00:00

Radiation Oncology Revenue Cycle Management Undergoes Changes from Affordable Care Act

2012-12-15T17:45:45+00:00

Rarely has there been a more defining time for radiation oncologists than right now, when the survival of Radiation Oncology practices is squarely placed on the shoulders of the most efficient Radiation Oncology revenue cycle management processes. It's survival of the fittest. "The momentum toward moving away from fee-for-service and finding more efficient ways to reimburse providers with the emphasis on linking reimbursement to quality outcomes is unlikely to falter," according to an online article in the June 11, 2012 edition of Astro. "For all these reasons, most analysts agree that delivery system changes are inevitable. The implementation of the ACA, [...]

Radiation Oncology Revenue Cycle Management Undergoes Changes from Affordable Care Act2012-12-15T17:45:45+00:00

Affordable Care Act Brings Changes to Orthopedic Surgery Revenue Cycle Management

2012-12-15T17:16:01+00:00

According to the Oct. 1, 2012 edition of Spine Review, "One of the most sweeping changes concerning the healthcare system today is accountable care organizations (ACO)," writes Laura Miller. "Hospitals, specialists, primary care physicians and insurance companies are all worried about how they will fit into this new model of care, which values quality over quantity through a pay-for-performance instead of a fee-for-service. However, some orthopedic surgeons and hospitals have decided to push forward with accountable care organizations and are finding the challenges minimal — and even seeing benefits — to participation." In this new ACO environment, the federal government, in [...]

Affordable Care Act Brings Changes to Orthopedic Surgery Revenue Cycle Management2012-12-15T17:16:01+00:00

Affordable Care Act Brings Changes to Neurosurgery Revenue Cycle Management

2012-12-15T17:10:48+00:00

In this new era of healthcare – and payment – reform, neurosurgeons are faced with many decisions. Among them is how to maintain the financial health of their Neurosurgery revenue cycle management. It's becoming a daunting task to stay abreast of current developments in Neurosurgery medical coding and billing. A myriad of changes in Neurosurgery revenue cycle management loom over head as the Affordable Care Act begins to transform our healthcare system. In June 2012, the MGMA-ACMPE released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice management challenges. No. 2 was: Preparing for reimbursement models that place a [...]

Affordable Care Act Brings Changes to Neurosurgery Revenue Cycle Management2012-12-15T17:10:48+00:00

Affordable Care Act Brings Benefits and Changes to Family Medicine Revenue Cycle Management

2012-12-15T16:26:52+00:00

When is the Family Medicine medical billing and coding process at its most critical crossroad? Right now, because the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here and impacting Family Medicine revenue cycle management. The ACA has its benefits, especially for Family Medicine practices. According to Melinda Abrams with the Commonwealth Fund, one "hidden" benefit [to Family Medicine practices] of the ACA is its potential to make primary care more accessible. She adds that "Health care reform aims to expand and train the primary care workforce, improve provider reimbursement and patient incentives for primary care services, and support innovative approaches to delivering care." [...]

Affordable Care Act Brings Benefits and Changes to Family Medicine Revenue Cycle Management2012-12-15T16:26:52+00:00

Affordable Care Act Emerges with Changes to Emergency Medicine Revenue Cycle Management

2012-12-15T16:24:01+00:00

The role of Emergency Medicine is an essential and complex component of the Affordable Care Act and its focus on wellness and disease management. Yet Emergency Medicine revenue cycle management faces a future of mounting regulatory constraints, compliance issues, multi-faceted documentation...and changes in reimbursement models that impact medical coding and billing. In June 2012, the MGMA-ACMPE released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice management challenges. No. 2 was: Preparing for reimbursement models that place a greater share of financial risk on the practice. Within the next five years, many Emergency Medicine physicians will be adopting this [...]

Affordable Care Act Emerges with Changes to Emergency Medicine Revenue Cycle Management2012-12-15T16:24:01+00:00

Affordable Care Act Brings Revenue Changes to Diagnostic Radiology Revenue Cycle Management

2012-12-15T16:08:45+00:00

It's simply a matter of time before all aspects of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) provisions are implemented, and we should expect the spread of payment models emphasizing bundled care, shared risk and quality driven reimbursement for Diagnostic Radiology groups. Rarely has there been a defining time for radiologists than right now, when the survival of Diagnostic Radiology practices is squarely placed on the shoulders of the most efficient Diagnostic Radiology revenue cycle management procedures. It's survival of the fittest. "The Affordable Care Act has a 'growing profound effect' on radiology, according to Cindy Moran, assistant executive director for the American [...]

Affordable Care Act Brings Revenue Changes to Diagnostic Radiology Revenue Cycle Management2012-12-15T16:08:45+00:00

Affordable Care Act Impacts Cardiology Revenue Cycle Management

2012-12-15T15:32:38+00:00

Proponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are hoping the ruling may provide the tools for both combating CVD and improving the health care system. But what about the health of your cardiology practice? How will your Cardiology revenue cycle management be impacted? Along with healthcare reform, payment reform is here and with it come the pressures to understand and implement new policies and procedures in Cardiology medical coding and billing. In June 2012, the MGMA-ACMPE released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice management challenges. No. 2 was: Preparing for reimbursement models that place a greater [...]

Affordable Care Act Impacts Cardiology Revenue Cycle Management2012-12-15T15:32:38+00:00