A Health Care Perspective on the Apple iPad™

Apple®’s Newest Gadget May Have a Lot to Offer the Healthcare Industry The recent launch of the Apple® iPad™ incited a craze within the technology industry.  The device was designed with an eye toward improving and perfecting such tasks as browsing the web, playing games, reading electronic books and sharing photos, video and music.  While

Physical Security in the Privacy World

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, has expanded many of the requirements promulgated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  Essentially, HITECH was enacted to further safeguard the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI).  The enhanced privacy and security standards set forth by HITECH

A Quick Guide to e-Prescribing: Collect Your 2% Medicare Bonus in 2010

Since the passage of MIPPA (Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008), healthcare providers across the country have begun to integrate e-prescribing into their practices. Under the Act, providers who successfully e-prescribe are currently eligible to earn a 2% bonus on their Medicare collections.  Moreover, the e-prescribing incentives are structured in such a

Health Care Reform Law Amends Timeframe for Filing Medicare Claims

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law as part of ongoing health care reform.  This legislation provides amendments to the time period for filing Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) claims.  Pursuant to section 6404 of the Act, the maximum time period for submission of all Medicare FFS

Medicare Physician Payments To Be Cut 21.3 % Beginning April 1, 2010

Medicare physician payments to be cut 21.3 % Beginning April 1, 2010 A 21.3% cut in Medicare payments takes effect today.  The scheduled cuts were extended to March 31, 2010 and were expected to be extended again for another month until Congress took a two week recess on March 26, 2010. The Centers for Medicare

Real Time Claim Adjudication – The Next Generation of Claims Submission

As a result of the rising cost of healthcare, today’s patient pays more for their healthcare which puts an increased burden on physicians to seek collections from patients.  This component of a patient’s bill may be due to copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or non-covered services which can be difficult to collect.  For example, with the onset

Real-Time Medicare Eligibility

It is very pleased to announce that MTBC now provides enhanced, real-time Medicare eligibility. This new functionality allows the providers to view detailed deductibles, procedure code and payment information on a real-time basis for the patient of your choice. The provider will continue to receive the color-coded eligibility information through the MTBC scheduler (green for

Obama’s Health Care Reforms Bill Enacted

After a long, hard-fought battle, the health care reforms initiated by President Obama are now slated for enactment. On Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, President Obama signed the $940 billion Healthcare Overhaul Bill, an event which will be considered one of the major events, if not the major event, in his presidency. The HealthCare Overhaul Bill

Free Billing Software is Launched by MTBC

Those that are responsible for billing medical claims understand the complexities of the business. Most medical billing online is submitted to insurance companies and the government via billing software; these medical billers may or may not be paid, based on a number of criteria. Medical billing online can be difficult to manage and even more

Finally the MTBC EMR 4.0 is Now Available

Another nice stuff, MTBC’s EMR 4.0 Helps Practices Get Stimulus Funds Ever since the introduction of the Stimulus Bill, EMR (Electronic Medical Records) adoption by clinicians is greatly increasing. EMRs are replacing paper recording methods used by physician practices, making a practice much more efficient. MTBC provides a free, CCHIT-certified EMR. Many clinicians have had