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Medical Management Services-Healthcare Terminology
19
FEB
2014

Healthcare Terminology: Patients or Customers

Just read a pretty interesting article about patient vs. customer as the language being used in healthcare but not in any other industry.  The point was made that the word “patient” is now an antiquated term for healthcare consumer and in very real ways, patients are now...
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Medical Management Services-ICD 10 Readiness
17
FEB
2014

ICD 10 – An Alternative Thought

An email from a vendor came the other day saying that their tools were designed to make conversion to ICD 10 easier.  So my interest peaked until the reality sunk in that it was really just a sales ploy. The reality is that conversion to ICD 10 is complex and requires months of...
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Medical Management Services-Affordable Care Act
10
FEB
2014

Affordable Care Act and Your Preventive Care Policy

The Affordable Care Act now requires that preventive care visits and preventive services, including lab work, be provided without any deductible payment. While it may appear to be a great idea for wellness centered care, it presents patients (particularly those with...
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Medical Management Services-Healthcare Value
06
FEB
2014

Healthcare Value and the Future

Value is a word that gets bantered about on a regular basis.  Generally value can be defined as “importance, worth, or usefulness of something.” In healthcare, it is defined by a number of different markers.  For patients, the value of healthcare may mean wellness.  For Providers...
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Medical Management Services-ICD-10
04
FEB
2014

ICD 10 Provider Documentation: Key to Conversion Success 2014

“Chief Strategy Officer”, an interesting title.  And in these unsure times, may be just what healthcare practices need.  Everyone is under the pressure of what will happen next. How do we capitalize our strengths, minimize our weaknesses, deal with the healthcare exchanges,...
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Medical Management Services-ICD 10 Provider
31
JAN
2014

ICD 10 Provider and Staff Changes

New studies indicate that new habits take about 2 months to become routine.  That means the new EHR takes 60 days to even get used to, much less take advantage of cost savings associated with using.  For providers, the habit of documentation (and it is a habit) will take some...
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Medical Management Services-MedPro Solutions ICD-10
27
JAN
2014

MedPro Solutions: ICD-10 Preparedness

MedPro Solutions, the billing arm of Medical Management Services is preparing for ICD 10.  In order to serve billing customers, MPS began readiness training in early 2013.  While the potential for loss of revenue is the number one concern among the healthcare industry, MPS...
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Medical Management Services Patient Communication
24
JAN
2014

Patient and Physician Communication: Still Critical

Physician and patient communication is at the heart of empowering positive outcomes. As payment models shift from payment for activity to payment for outcomes how to be a more effective at communication should be at the top of physician lists to improve. The basics of...
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Medical Management Services-ICD 10 Readiness
22
JAN
2014

Hints for Healthcare Practices Looking for ICD 10 Solutions

Since 1977 healthcare practices have been using ICD 9.  It’s become familiar and habitual.  Everyone knows exactly where on the superbill the appropriate diagnosis is for the patient just seen.  The prompting box is checked along with the procedure and off the superbill goes into...
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Medical Management Services-Healthcare Exchange
15
JAN
2014

Community Healthcare Exchanges at Work

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Receiving the right healthcare begins with having the right information in the right hands.  To those who see multiple providers, coordination of care may be the difference between consistent improvement and no improvement in chronic illnesses.  It may also help identify changes...
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