Improving Patient Collections


The easier it is for patients to make payments, the more likely they are to pay providers, and the sooner …

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ICD-10 Deadline Won’t Be Delayed, Tavenner Tells HIMSS


This article in Modern Healthcare states that Marilyn Tevenner, the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), …

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Reduce Denials with Eligibility Verification


What’s the leading cause of claim rejections and denials? The lack of eligible patient insurance coverage. According to industry experts, …

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Medical Manager Software Support: Getting More for Less


Your practice, along with thousands of others, has managed its cash flow with The Medical Manager® software for decades.  Widely installed …

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CMS Ends its Enforcement Discretion Period for 5010 on June 30, 2012


As released by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today, CMS will end its enforcement discretion period for …

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Sebelius Knows Not “When” for ICD-10


Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius today announced that HHS will initiate a process to postpone the …

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MGMA to HHS: 5010 Causing Payment Issues for Medical Practices


MGMA sent a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, regarding the major …

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Version 5010: CMS 90-Day Enforcement Discretion Period


The Version 5010 (ASC X12 Version 5010) deadline was 1/1/12, but, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will …

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Sage AND Emdeon Both Get Sold Prior to 5010 Deadline


Here they go again! As reported just this morning, Sage has disposed of its U.S. Healthcare Division.  Who will own your …

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ICD-10 Transition Guide Issued by CMS for Medicare Providers


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Medicare Fee-for-Service Claims Processing Guide for ICD-10.  The document includes information on …

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