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Are You Struggling with California COVID-19 Vaccination Billing?

Jun 14, 2021 10:50:51 AM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in California COVID-19 Vaccination Billing Assistance

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In a rush to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible, many organizations are now facing the daunting task of needing to get the COVID-19 vaccinations billed.  We have had multiple Community Health Centers reach out to us to seek assistance with this challenge.

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Medicare for All: Boon or Bust for Rural and Safety-net Providers? 

Sep 17, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in FQHC, Medicare, Rural Health, Healthcare, Population Health, Medicare for All

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It seems the label “Medicare for All” is being attached to all sorts of proposals. Plans to provide universal healthcare coverage to Americans abound, but they aren’t all Medicare for All. Broadly speaking, “Medicare for All” applies to only those proposals that would cover everyone, replacing private insurance.

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How are Rural Health Care Providers Faring with the Recent Uptick in Consolidation?

Aug 12, 2019 7:03:00 AM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in Medicaid, Medicare, RHC, CMS, Rural Access Hospitals, Consolidation, Rural Health

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What is ICD-10 and how do ICD-10 codes work?

Jun 19, 2019 11:45:00 AM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in "icd 10", "icd 10 codes"

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What is ICD-10? ICD-10 codes are a powerful tool for community clinics to document and address social determinants of health--but they’re drastically underused. Perhaps because they aren’t fully understood. We’re going to start with the basics... You probably know most of this, but your team may not, so you may want to share this post with them. Then we’ll dive into what’s happening vis-à-vis ICD-10 and social determinants of health.

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Medical billing collection rates: Is gross vs net margin hurting your mission?

Jun 4, 2019 7:03:00 AM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in FQHC, medicare chronic care management, medicare reimbursement, Revenue Cycle Management, Chronic Care Management, Medicare, denials, reducing hospital readmissions

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When it comes to medical billing collection rates, we’ve all heard “no margin, no mission.” That’s why you devote so much time to keeping your center afloat. But the reverse is also true: no mission, no margin. If you’re devoting too much time to the billing side of your practice, it’s the patients who suffer.

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