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Bristol Healthcare Service Transitioned to ICD-10 well Before 2016

At Bristol Healthcare Services, our team of certified coders efficiently managed to transit from ICD-9 to ICD-10 well before the stipulated date. 

October 1, 2016 marked the end of one year that was allowed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) to help ease the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 for physician practices.

At Bristol Healthcare Services, our team of certified coders efficiently managed to transit from ICD-9 to ICD-10 well before the stipulated date.  Initially we struggled with cardiology coding in E and G codes but very soon managed to submit correct claims. (more…)

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Useful Tips for Successful Contract Negotiation with Payors

Very recently we introduced ancillary healthcare services; including contract negotiation services, to encourage our clients to utilize Credentialing and Contracting services at no extra cost. 

Very recently we introduced ancillary healthcare services; including contract negotiation services, to encourage our clients utilizing Credentialing and Contracting services at no extra cost.  We know “Nothing fits the same for all”. Also, we recommend our physicians to demand their annual report card that lets physicians know how they stand with their peers. (more…)

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Is Medical Billing Outsourcing Advantageous to your Practice?

 medical billing outsourcing being planned

Medical Billing

Medical billing is the process of submitting claims and following up on them with health insurance companies, both federal and commercial, to receive reimbursement for services rendered by a healthcare provider. Medical billing thus translates a medical service into a billing claim. A knowledgeable biller can optimize revenue performance for the practice.

Rules and regulations governing the healthcare industry are updated constantly. The code sets also undergo revisions regularly. Physicians have to devote a large part of their time to overseeing billing and follow-up. This eats into the time needed for quality patient care leading to stress and frustration.

To overcome this scenario, physicians are forced to find a solution to reduce their workload and increase the quality of patient care delivery. (more…)

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