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AMA Health Insurer Report Card finds increasing inaccuracy in claims payment
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The overall rate of inaccurate claims payments has increased since last year among leading commercial health insurers, according to American Medical Association's fourth annual National Health Insurer Report Card. Claims-processing errors by health insurance companies waste billions of dollars and frustrate patients and physicians. More

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MGMA: Nearly half of practices haven't started 5010 implementation
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With six months remaining before the federal compliance deadline for upgrading financial system software to Version 5010 data-transmission standards, only one in 50 physician group practices has fully implemented the software changes needed to make the switch, according to a Medical Group Management Association member survey. More

AAHAM 2011 professional certification training webinars
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Join AAHAM and top CPAMs & CCAMs coaches as we present a four-part webinar study program for the AAHAM Professional Exams Certified Patient Account Manager & Certified Clinic Account Manager (CPAM/CCAM).

Whether you are planning on taking the CPAM/CCAM exams or just preparing for the future, you will want to sign up for the webinar program. Those who take this popular series have a higher pass rate than those who do not. We will cover the four parts of the exam in the four-part series:

Patient Access: July 22 – 1 - 3 p.m. EDT
Billing: August 5 - 1 - 3 p.m. EDT
Credit & Collections: August 26 - 1 - 3 p.m. EDT
Revenue Cycle Management: September 2 - 1 - 3 p.m. EDT

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Electronic medical records: What your data can tell you
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One of the perceived advantages of electronic medical records is that physicians will have a wealth of information that can help them gain greater insight about patients. For practices that are applying for federal bonuses for meaningful use of technology, or planning to work with accountable care organizations, analytics will be critical for proving that a practice is doing well enough to earn a bonus. But even a practice that isn't participating in these programs can use analytics to get a solid, fact-based snapshot of how it is performing. More

Think you can predict readmissions? Think again
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According to a study posted online in March by the Journal of General Internal Medicine, hospital-based clinicians are terrible at predicting patients who are likely to bounce back within 30 days. That group includes physicians, nurses and case managers. More

Healthcare administration simplification
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As you know, there is lots of dialogue on Capitol Hill right now about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and efforts by House Republicans to repeal this law. Whatever happens with the law, we need to reinforce with our legislators to keep administrative simplification (Section 1104) to help reduce costs and increase efficiency in healthcare operations. Please click here to ACT NOW and send an email to your congressmen — to retain administrative simplification in whatever healthcare reform legislation is enacted. More

Medicare claims soon to be open for data mining
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Qualified organizations would gain access to Medicare billing data for the purpose of developing physician report cards for the public under a new proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. More

Appealing an insurer's denial is often a good strategy
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Nobody wants to get into a fight with a health insurer, but it may be worth your while. A recent Government Accountability Office report found that more claims problems stemmed from annoying but often straightforward billing and eligibility issues than from disagreements over whether care was medically appropriate. More

AMA, HIMSS urge HHS to simplify Meaningful Use regulatory efforts
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Seven healthcare groups — taking on a challenge posed this past February at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting — have proposed five recommendations that the Department of Health and Human Services could implement to promote greater success by providers in meeting Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements. A collaborative letter outlining those opportunities was sent last week to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius — who initiated the challenge. More

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