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The Healthcare Affordability Problem

When it comes to paying for healthcare, Sophie’s Choice becomes Everyman’s Choice. Would you rather feed your family or get that questionable mole biopsied? These are the types of questions otherwise well-adjusted families are forced to make on a regular basis. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation report revealed that the state of healthcare affordability is…

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UnitedHealthcare & AMA Join Forces To Improve Healthcare Accessibility

UnitedHealthcare and the American Medical Association have partnered up to take the next step towards a patient-centric healthcare system. Earlier this month, the organizations announced their intent to propose a collection of 23 new ICD-10 codes associated with social determinants of health (SDoH). This collaboration is just one of many initiatives fronted by UnitedHealthcare and…

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What Do You Hate Most About Healthcare?

Last night, Advize Health had the opportunity to present before one of the largest chapters of its kind in the United States. The audience, comprised largely of credentialed medical coders and billers who assemble to discuss their professional and issues within the industry, were given the opportunity to explore healthcare fraud from two different perspective….

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10 Terrifying Healthcare Statistics

The Texas Medical Center surveyed 5,000 people across the United States and found that the #1 reason for poll participation in the upcoming midterm elections will be, you guessed it, healthcare. While this interest in healthcare is certainly encouraging, there’s more to the healthcare picture than just cost to patients. In the spirit of Halloween…

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Advize Attends Doctors of Distinction Ceremony

Advize was proud to be among those attending an event to honor a lineup outstanding doctors in the state of New York. While we were honored to be in the presence of so many tremendous talents in the healthcare field, we’re featuring just a few who made a last impression on us. We were inspired…

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6 Ways to Drop Your “A”

You did it. You put in the hours. You’ve tabbed your code books until they couldn’t be tabbed anymore. You completed practice questions ad nauseum. You’ve even passed your Certified Professional Coder exam. But you’re not there yet. The “CPC” credential you were promised is accompanied by an uninvited guest. The kind of visitor who…

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Medical Record Retrievals: Why Outsource?

Medical records can be requested for several reasons, with the most common being a) for litigation purposes, and b) for medical record reviews. These highly coveted bundles of documentation are the focal point of many insurance related trials, and of course, documentation reviews sanctioned by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and various…

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The Best (& Worst) States for Healthcare

In a 2017 survey, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 88.1% of the American population has a primary care physician or a fixed provider for medical care. Despite these impressive numbers, the United States falls behind on significant healthcare measures. Nationwide statistics such as this are few and far in between for Americans, as…

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This Month in Healthcare

Healthcare is constantly in a state of transition, and it doesn’t take the summers off. July has seen several CMS announcements, innovations, and healthcare fraud busts. Hot off the digital presses, Advize has rounded up this month’s biggest stories so far. 2018-07-19 – IHS Launches Opioids Website The Indian Health Services launched their new opioid…

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Should All Office Visits Be Created Equal?

Physicians have had no reservations making their aversion to paperwork known, as evidenced by countless essays criticizing documentation requirements and the time management hurdles imposed by these steep expectations. Many discounted the protests of physicians, attributing their disdain to laziness; or something even more sinister: a scapegoat for non-compliance, errors, and even fraud. As the…

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