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Billing technology: Make waste unnecessary

Q. What are some benefits that I can expect from implementing electronic delivery of invoices?

A. As new knowledge and technologies like online bill pay and automatic payments emerge our lives become more streamlined and therefore more simplified. Billing can be a hassle, but with new technology billing becomes a dream rather than a nightmare. 

Reporter's notebook: Crash course in charting and other calamities

Friday, April 4, 2014

For years, HME providers have been trying to teach physicians what they need to include in their chart notes, often to no avail, says Sarah Hanna, president of ECS Billing & Consulting North.

Brightree, Strategic AR integrate solutions


ATLANTA and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Brightree has formed a relationship with Strategic AR to facilitate a more streamlined patient collection and payment posting experience, according to a press release.

Billing: Keep eligibility rules in mind

Q. What are the rules for supplying to patients who are in a SNF or who are receiving home health care?

A. Many denials stem from a patient being admitted into a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or having a home health episode.

Automation allows real-time data dives


No longer should automated claims processing and administrative systems be seen as things that are “nice to have.” With financial difficulties from Medicare competitive bidding and RAC audits, using information technology to account for every dollar and asset has become a

Billing: Understand TENS unit requirements

Q. When is a TENS unit covered by Medicare?

A. Medicare pays for the TENS unit in three instances: acute post-operative pain, chronic low back pain when enrolled in a clinical study, and chronic intractable pain other than lower back pain.

Post operative pain

Fastrack builds billing business


PLAINVIEW, N.Y. - In the third such deal in five years, Fastrack Healthcare Systems has acquired the assets of Newnan, Ga.-based billing service Prometheus Group and its 150 billers. The two companies have had a partnership for more than two years.