The Practice Liaison Program

By Thomas G Tiller II COO | Tiller-Hewitt HealthCare Strategies Tiller-Hewitt HealthCare Strategies is a national consulting firm specializing in assessing and implementing and supporting successful strategic sales/outreach programs.  The measurable results bring a long-term competitive advantage by building data-driven sales/outreach programs that systematically maximize strategic growth. For years, hospitals and health systems have enjoyed…

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How hospitals and healthcare organizations use PMI to win fans and influence physicians

By David T. Womack, President/CEO of Practice Management Institute Providing education for the physician’s office staff is an excellent way of providing a value-added service while allowing hospitals and healthcare organizations to begin or enhance a relationship. When I talk to anyone outside of healthcare and tell them how difficult it is to run a…

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Certified Medical Coders Protect Provider Reimbursement

Billing problems are an ongoing point of frustration in medical offices. Errors and denials can quickly snowball, creating big revenue cycle problems. One study from BMC Health Services Research found that time spent coding, filing claims and obtaining prior authorizations, cost the U.S. healthcare system as much as $471 billion in 2012.[1] Losses from improperly…

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Using EHR Medical Coding Shortcuts May Put Physicians at Higher Audit Risk and Increase Billing Denials

Medical coding errors can cause considerable damage to both patients and providers in the form of inaccurate medical bills and lost revenue for the medical office. The best practice is to employ well-trained and qualified staff to ensure that correct claims are submitted for reimbursement the first time. If the devil is in the details,…

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$68 Billion in Medical Billing Errors Puts Physicians’ Livelihood in Jeopardy

MAY 15, 2017 — As many as 80 percent of all medical claims submitted to insurance carriers contain mistakes estimated at $68 billion (1). Approximately 55 percent of evaluation and management (E/M) claims are incorrectly coded resulting in $6.7 billion in improper Medicare payments.(2) Providers looking to avoid lost revenue and serious consequences are raising…

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