Archive for August, 2010

ARRA and HITECH Legislation: What Opportunities Await Your Practice?

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. ARRA includes more than $20 billion for healthcare information technology under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Anywhere between $44,000 and $65,000 in extra incentive payments over a five year […]

Modifier 53 (Discontinue Procedure)

If you are considering to report modifier 53, keeping a few things in mind will certainly help. Here are some tips on ways to handle these scenarios correctly every time. When a physician stops a procedure due to extenuating circumstances or those that threaten the well-being of the patient, you should go for modifier 53, […]

Should You Outsource?

Whether or not you should outsource your medical billing is dependent on several factors.  Ask yourself Do you have time or interest in the medical billing aspect of your practice? Do you have a reliable staff who is knowledgeable in billing? Do you have a high turnover and are your expenses high on hiring and training? Do you […]