Author Archives: Ruth B. Garcis

COVID-19 and your Medical Practice

COVID-19 and your Medical Practice Medical practices are being challenged from every angle imaginable during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to concerns over safeguarding both staff and patients, practice owners are faced with the reality that sharp decreases in inpatient visits and procedures are making it difficult to continue operating. That means that everything both […]

New CMS, Center for Medicare and Medicaid changes, in 2020

Whats New in 2020 The Center for Medicare and Medicaid, (CMS), have made changes for their payment system for 2020. These changes will effect Physicians and healthcare facilities payments for 2020. In November of 2019, final rules were issued to update (MPFS) Medicare Physician fee schedules and (QPP) quality payment programs for 2020. CMS have updated […]

Why are Electronic Health Records important? iDocsNow

Why are Electronic Health Records important? iDocsNow Think of how much time you can save with an electronically stored health record system. Healthcare providers spent hours searching for paper files. Electronic Health Records add value and offer many advantages to health care facilities. EHR’s, allow for easy access to patient records, minimize or eliminate the […]

What an Experienced Coder can do for your business.

  It is not enough to list the symptoms, diagnosis, procedures, medication given and prescribed and follow up. when it comes to medical billing and coding, a set of codes are required for the Physician or doctor to get paid. The matter of medical coding is a complicated one and require skills, to assure proper […]

What’s New In Telehealth for 2019?

  Telehealth refers to providing medical care to patients at a distance using telecommunications equipment. With telemedicine, doctors can evaluate, diagnose and treat patient via Skype or similar live video conferencing equipment. Telehealth is the natural evolution of healthcare in today’s digital world. This way of delivering healthcare is extremely useful as it can reach […]

Why Are Doctors and Hospitals Leaving Neighborhoods That Need Healthcare The Most?

Why Are Doctors and Hospitals Leaving Neighborhoods That Need Healthcare The Most? Healthcare providers are pulling out of poor inner-city neighborhoods where the sickest populations live. There is a huge health inequality in America. Adults who live in lower socioeconomic areas in the U.S. are a lot more likely to be in poor health than […]

Changes in MIPS and MACRA in 2019

Changes in MIPS and MACRA in 2019   Healthcare facilities should be aware of changes in the requirements regarding the treatment of patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid. The (MACRA) Medicare Access and Reauthorization Act of 2015 and (MIPS), Merit-based Incentives must be followed in order for healthcare organizations to receive compensation from the Government.  […]

Advantages of Outsourcing Your Medical Billing?

Proper Medical billing is time consuming and arduous. It often takes the attention of medical providers from their core expertise. Why? Because they often end up processing the billing themselves, or at the very least, being heavily involved in the process. We believe that medical Providers should spend their time doing what they love, and […]

Billing Strategies to Increase cash flow

Medical billing rules and regulations  changes on a regular basis and have affected the cash flow of Medical practices across the U.S. These recent changes to the healthcare system have brought on new challenges for Medical providers, and it is now much more difficult for physicians to remain independent in this challenging economy. It is […]

Claims Denial and Management

Claims Denial and Management Ruth B. Garcis | November 19, 2018 Medical billing is an important factor in determining the financial success of a practice. The claims rejection rate has a serious effect on the cash flow of any practice. Claims denial is one that does not meet the set criteria of the insurance company. […]