Posted and filed under Healthcare, Payers.

Payers Push for Stronger Prescription Cost Control

Over the years, healthcare costs have continued to skyrocket for consumers and providers alike. It is a well-known fact that the United States spends considerably more on healthcare costs than any other country in the world.  In fact, the United States spends 50 percent more than the next-highest spender-which is about $9,086 per U.S. citizen….

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Posted and filed under Coding.

Ambulance and EMS Transport Coding

The need for ambulatory services has seen an increase in recent years, and as a result ambulance transport claims have also risen. Payers generally cover ambulance services for patients whose medical condition is such that air transport is medically necessary. EMS Transport Coding is a unique coding set of non-physician provider services, where medical necessity…

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Posted and filed under Coding, ICD-10.

ICD-10 Codes That Will Haunt You

For a long time, ICD-10 was regarded as a nightmare for healthcare providers and their billing teams. The healthcare industry “woke up” and eventually embraced the reality of ICD-10, only to be faced with another monster; MACRA. This Halloween, we’re taking it back to more simple times and exploring the spookiest ICD-10 codes you’ll ever…

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Posted and filed under Medical Record Auditing.

Staying Productive in Gale Force Winds

Hurricane Matthew flooded headlines earlier this month as it approached Advize Health’s home-base of Tampa Bay, threatening to eliminate power-lines and productivity. The threat of the storm had the Advize Health team working in overdrive, strategizing ways to stay safe and effective while hunkering down. With the power flickering and winds picking up, Advize Health…

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Posted and filed under Community, Healthcare.

Highlights from AHIMA Con 2016

AHIMA Con 2016 is coming to an end in the beautiful city of Baltimore, MD. The annual convention, geared toward healthcare and health information professionals, kicked off on October 15th with interactive panels. Pre-convention workshops and institutes were available, with a heavy focus on information security and privacy. Sunday’s welcome reception and net   working events…

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Posted and filed under Careers, Community.

A Day in the Life of an Advize Health Intern

The following blog was written by an Advize Health intern. This will be the first in a short series that explores the perspectives and aspirations of our incredible team of interns. Interning sometimes comes across people’s minds as a fetching Starbucks for C-suite level executives so they can complete their daily business operations, or running…

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Posted and filed under Events, Healthcare.

Health IT Day 2016

AFCEA Bethesda Chapter’s Health IT Day is an annual gathering that operates as a nexus of information exchange for Health Information Technology and Cyber Security Professionals. CXO level executives from federal and civilian initiatives gather to discuss healthcare for civilians and military consumers – and how to improve the healthcare experience through interoperability. With Keynotes…

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Posted and filed under Dental.

Dental Sensitivity and CDT Utilization

You know the story well. In fact, you’ve probably experienced it at some point in your life. That excruciating, brain-rattling pain that overwhelms you while you’re drinking hot coffee or taking a bite of ice cream. The pain and hyper sensitivity that a week of Sensodyne can’t compete with. But just in case you’re lucky…

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Posted and filed under Coding, Fraud.

Chiropractic Billing Red Flags

All insurance payers are obligated to perform routine reviews of claims submitted by providers who operate under their plans. In recent years these claims examinations have gotten more rigorous, with antifraud initiatives being pushed by private health plans and those operating under the umbrella of CMS. The prevalence of insurance fraud has created a hypervigilant…

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Posted and filed under Healthcare.

How Coffee Can Improve Your Health

Today we celebrate National Coffee Day, a “hashtag holiday” in which several well-known coffee shops and chains offer free coffee and other discounts to their faithful, coffee drinking patrons. Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts, and even gas station blends from Pilot Flying J are being offered for free, or for prices as low as $0.66 per…

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