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A Look Back and a Step Forward

As the year comes to a close, many providers look back and measure their strengths, weaknesses and plan for a successful New Year. MTBC offers its providers unique tools to measure critical markers for a practice with our web-based practice management service, PracticePro™. Below are a just a few of the reporting tools available through

2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: TOP FIVE

I had the opportunity to host MTBC’s first webinar on the final 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule this past Wednesday, December 5. Although we had an excellent turn out, many interested parties were unable to attend. Shortly after the webinar ended, I received a phone call from a client requesting that I share a “Top

2012 American Academy of Ophthalmologists (AAO) Conference Highlights

MTBC had the opportunity to present its Ophthalmology Billing Solution at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Joint Meeting in Chicago. Below are a few of the highlights from the conference. For more highlights and to learn more about MTBC follow us @MTBC_UniqHIT. MTBC ‏@MTBC_UniqHIT: MTBC is at AAO12 in Chicago! We are in the Windy

Setting Up an ACO: Who to Hire and Why

Setting up an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) can be a daunting task, to say the least. In addition to making sure that an ACO has complied with CMS guidelines/rules, a crucial component to getting started is hiring the best physicians. A recent article published by the American Medical Association highlighted the importance of hiring physicians

RAC Audit Checklist

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has a useful checklist, listed below, for providers facing a RAC audit. MTBC is committed to assist providers during audits by providing useful reports that can be located on our Practice Management site. A:  Create a RAC team Senior leadership Finance/revenue cycle Clinical documentation management Health information management

Technology is Key to Achieving ACO Success

A study by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) found, “Technical assistance to providers has been identified as one of the key requirements to their success in accountable care arrangements.” See AHIP. MTBC’s suite of services is an ideal solution for providers interested in joining forces to create an Accountable Care Organization.  MTBC offers end-to-end revenue

Get Your Flu Shots Here!

After assisting with the preparation and presentation of the flu shot webinar I truly believe that, armed with reminder calls, providers have a fighting chance of bringing in patients who would otherwise stop in a store to receive their flu vaccinations.  This idea really hit home when I visited family and friends in Washington D.C.

Even after Receiving MU Bonuses, Providers may have to Attest, Once Again, to Keep Payment

According to a recent article by Pamela Lewis Dolan published in  American Medical News, contractors for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have started sending letters to select providers informing them that they will be audited for Meaningful Use bonuses[1] earned in 2011 and 2012. Providers that have been selected for an audit,

Proactive Patients Seeking Healthcare Information Prefer Surfing the Web Over Turning Pages in a Book

A new study, from the University of California, Davis shows that patients prefer using the internet to obtain healthcare information over asking friends or using reference books.

Study Conclude that Technology is Crucial in Providing Patient Centered Care

Implementing Healthcare Technology solutions is not only a necessity for practices but also for patients.