Medical Billing Blog: Section - Nurses

Archive of all Articles in the Nurses Section

This is the archive containing links to all articles written in the Nurses section of our blog.

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97% of Physician Practices have been Financially Affected by COVID-19

According to Medscape, a recent survey shows that almost half of medical practices are having to furlough Staff, and 1 in 5 have had to layoff staff due to the financial strain of COVID-19. “Clinicians all over the country already likely know this, but a survey by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) makes it official: 97% of physician practices have experienced negative financial effects directly or indirectly related to COVID-19. The survey, which was conducted April 7 – 8, also shows that 55% of practices have seen a decrease in revenue, and 60% have experienced a decline in patient volume since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. A significant

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

Pediatric Patient History – Who Can Take It?

Contrary to popular belief, it is safe practice to allow any office member to take the review of systems and the family social history. These two evaluation and management history elements can actually be taken by absolutely anyone. It is ok in medical billing for a parent or a secretary to take down this information as long as the information is reviewed and signed off on by the acting pediatrician. The only part of an evaluation and management visit that the physician or nurse practitioner must complete for medical billing purposes is the history of present illness or the reason for the visit. By allowing your administrative staff to complete

Published By: Kathryn Etienne, CCS-P | No Comments

Outsourcing a Dirty Word toYou?

The word “outsourcing” has become a dirty word for many physicians that have been burned by medical billing companies that either outsourced their claims to medical billing companies that use neither secure networks nor adhere to HIPAA regulation in order to maximize their profits; or the outsourcing company just turned out to not be reliable and it wound up costing the practice money to utilize their services. Don’t let a bad experience keep you from partnering with a legitimate medical billing company that can not only help you get your reimbursements faster but also realize great profits by maximizing every single medical billing claim that is filed to make sure

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Nurses Help Hospital Medical Billing Bottom Lines

You already knew that nurses were important to your patient’s health care, but did you know they also help your medical billing reimbursement bottom line? Although there would be increased hours for the nurses, it would not mean more medical billing cost to you. Extra nurse hours would mean improved medical billing reimbursement for your hospital. A recent study done shows that a nurse care could reduce patient deaths by 6700 per year. Not only would patient deaths decrease per year, but the number of hospital days would decrease by 4 million as well. You may think that less hospital days would mean less medical billing reimbursement. However, that is

Published By: Kathryn Etienne, CCS-P | No Comments