• articleOct 28, 2013 | 5 min. read

    ICD-10 from a Billing Perspective

    By now, it is well established that ICD-10 may interrupt a provider’s cash flow, and from a billing perspective, this is downright scary. As billers, we are held accountable for capturing as much revenue as possible for our providers, and any good biller will handle claims as if it were his or her own cash. But as the October 1, 2015, deadline approaches, there are currently more questions than answers. Recently, I asked several billers what their …

  • articleOct 21, 2013 | 5 min. read

    Why You Should Test ICD-10 Before October 1

    “ICD-10 is coming. ICD-10 is coming.” You might be tempted to turn away, go back to work, and ignore this Paul Revere-style warning. But that would be unwise. Sure, October 1, 2015, might seem far, far away, but we all know that time flies, and this ICD-10 implementation deadline will be here before we know it. So let’s put a big X on the calendar, and begin our countdown to preparedness. Today, we’re talking about the importance …

  • articleOct 16, 2013 | 4 min. read

    5 Things to Consider When Creating Your ICD-10 Contingency Plan

    Note: Congress has passed legislation to delay ICD-10 implementation until October 1, 2015.  Read the full story here . According to health IT company Inergex : “Nobody really knows what will happen on October 1, 2014, when the entire nation is scheduled to switch over to the ICD-10 CM and PCS code sets .” Not to leave you shaking in your boots, but that’s pretty much correct—no one knows what the state of health care is going …

  • articleOct 15, 2013 | 3 min. read

    ICD-10 Checklist for Your Practice

    We’ve given you a lot of ICD-10 info to process this month. And in case you haven’t noticed, our main mantra has been “prepare, prepare, prepare.” Because like Confucius, we firmly believe that “success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” (And considering he’s the man behind one of the most influential movements in Asian history—not to mention the author of all five Chinese Classics—we’re thinking this Confucius guy gives …

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    articleOct 10, 2013 | 5 min. read

    Your Roadmap to ICD-10

    By now you’ve already—hopefully—heard the news about the big ICD-10 transition that’s going down on October 1, 2015. But, if you’re like most US healthcare providers—about 75%, according to this article —you haven’t exactly stuck to the suggested preparatory timelines that CMS released a while back. We get it; you’re busy, and the last thing you have time for is sitting down and mapping out a plan of action for your clinic’s transition to ICD-10. But putting …

  • The History of ICD-10 Image

    articleOct 9, 2013 | 3 min. read

    The History of ICD-10

    As we’ve stated in previous blog posts, the US will transition to ICD-10 codes on October 1, 2015—to some of you, that might seem like a quickly approaching date. Others might be wondering, “What’s the rush?” Know that it only seems hurried now because of pesky procrastination. To truly understand this, we must delve into the history of ICD-10. In the beginning... The World Health Organization (WHO), the public health sector of the United Nations, which focuses …

  • articleOct 3, 2013 | 4 min. read

    ICD-10 Questions and Answers

    So, you’ve got some questions about ICD-10. We don’t blame you. There’s a lot going on with the transition to these new diagnostic codes―which will occur October 1, 2015―and it’s best to be on your toes. That’s why we put together this handy-dandy list of questions―and, more importantly, answers―to help you stay on pointe. What’s ICD-10? ICD-10 is the tenth revision to the International Classification of Diseases. Check out this World Health Organization article for a complete …

  • articleJul 8, 2013 | 1 min. read

    APTA 2013: Ten Tips for Better Accounts Receivables

    With all of the updates in the therapy landscape today, it’s crucial to stay on top of the changes. Managing your accounts receivables is more important than ever. In June, I had the opportunity to speak at the APTA 2013 Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. There, I shared my ten tips for better accounts receivables. Conference attendees were abuzz with all the upcoming regulatory changes: functional limitation reporting, HIPAA, PQRS, ICD-10. With these all looming, they …

  • articleJun 24, 2013 | 5 min. read

    Four Metrics Critical to Your Practice

    You’re a rockstar therapist—your knack for treating patients is uncanny, and your bedside manner keeps them coming back for more. But is that enough to run a successful clinic? Unfortunately, no. You see, being a fantastic therapist is only half the battle of being a fantastic practice owner. The rest is pure business sense. The good news is, this stuff is easy to learn—it’s all about taking baseline measurements, making small improvements, and tracking progress. To get …

  • webinarApr 9, 2013

    Learn the Language of Billing

    We’re on a mission to help you learn the billing alphabet, the language of codes, and the rubric of regulations. We want to help you get paid; teach you to tell your patients’ stories with precision and passion; and educate you on the correct process so you can use it precisely to make sure you’re getting exactly what you want and deserve. In this 60-minute session, PT Heidi Jannenga, billing expert Stacey Abelman, and marketing manager Mike …

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