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A New Year Brings a New Code Set – ICD-10 in 271 Days

It’s the year of ICD-10. In a short 271 days we will be making the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10. There is a ton of great information available on making the transition in October, but in speaking with clients and colleagues, I see an impact that will take providers some time to get used to. A very notable change of ICD-10 that I feel will have the most impact is the sheer number of codes providers will be dealing with on a daily basis. ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes: As we all know, we will be transitioning to ICD-10 in October (as of right now anyway), and this is a huge change

Published By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT | No Comments

Happy New Year and Reflection of OMG, LLC in 2013

Happy New Year to all of our colleagues, clients, friends and family. I want to personally wish everyone a year of health, wealth, happiness, and the love of all of those you hold dear. I want to thank everyone for making 2013 a fantastic year at Outsource Management Group, LLC. I could not ask for a better group of staff members that keep everything rolling on a daily basis. Their dedication and hard work are second to none, and never go unnoticed by our clients, myself, or the rest of our management team. Thank you for showing up everyday, giving the dedication we appreciate and the expertise that we need.

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Happy Holidays (The Sequel) from The OMG Elves

I wanted to add some more of our elves to the fun so here is a sequel, hip-hop version with a new set of elves around me. I want to say it again, on behalf of myself and the staff at Outsource Management Group… Happy Holidays to everyone, and we hope you enjoy our fun little elf video to show our appreciation. Thank you again, Melissa Clark – CEO View our first video with the OMG elves

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Happy Holidays from The OMG Elves

I want to take a minute to thank everyone that has made 2013 at Outsource Management Group so fabulous, from all our vendors, to our amazing clients, to the incredible staff that make it all happen. I personally can’t say thank you enough, it has been a great year and we look forward to 2014. On behalf of myself and the staff at Outsource Management Group… Happy Holidays to everyone, and we hope you enjoy our fun little elf video to show our appreciation. Thank you again, Melissa Clark – CEO View our second video with additional staff members

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Holiday Hours, Pay and Additional Hours at Your Medical Practice

As a provider in private practice the holidays can be a time of unhappiness and grief. Physician Practice has an article that can assist you with implementing a holiday policy that might not cause you quite as much inter-office grief. In her article, Carol Stryker states: “The elements of such a policy should include: Holidays when the office will be closed. Each office should observe holidays based upon its patient makeup, the preferences of the owner(s), and the composition of employees. A statement describing the rationale for the holidays chosen promotes employee acceptance of the selections. Religious holidays can be a challenge in a multi-cultural society. There is no requirement

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