As of 01/01/12, only claims submitted electronically in the 5010 format will be accepted. That means your practice has less than 90 business days to take action if you haven’t already!
Are you currently sending claims in the 5010 format so that your cash flow won’t be jeopardized in the new year? If you’re not, call Harmony Healthcare [...]
Harmony Healthcare IT’s revenue cycle management partner, ZirMed, has been named for the sixth consecutive year to the 2011 INC magazine ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Beginning with the INC 500 and continuing with the INC 5000, ZirMed has become one of the few companies with such a record in the prestigious listing.
The INC [...]
Harmony Healthcare IT, a technology solution provider for healthcare organizations, has partnered with ZirMed for revenue cycle management.
Here are the Top 10 reasons healthcare providers choose ZirMed:
1. Total Solution – ZirMed is a total revenue cycle management partner, helping practices manage payer-based reimbursements and patient payments … in one solution. Clients can view and manage [...]
The Office of Clinical Quality and Standards at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar from 1-3pm EST on August 30th to explain the clinical quality measures in the Medicare electronic health records meaningful use program. The agenda calls for
an overview of the measures
why the measures are a part of achieving meaningful use
how to report the [...]
Family Practice Management recently published results of its fourth electronic health record, or EHR, user satisfaction survey. The survey rates 30 EHR systems on 17 dimensions including
ease of ordering lab tests
ease and effectiveness of documenting care
rapidity and ease of electronic prescribing
potential for qualifying for Medicare or Medicaid incentive dollars
training and support from the EHR vendor
Slowly but surely, physician EHR adoption rates are on the rise. Research results reported last month by SK&A, A Cegedim Company, shows that overall adoption is at 40%, a 2% rise since October of 2010. The highest adoption levels come from practices owned by hospitals and health systems at 60%, which is a 6% increase [...]
On Thursday, August 18,2011 from 1:30-3:00 EST, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host an EHR Incentive Program teleconference on “Understanding Meaningful Use.”
This is an opportunity for eligible hospitals, CAHs and eligible professionals to learn about the meaningful use requirements of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Helpful resources will be [...]
Are your patients struggling to pay their bills? In recent articles published on the topic, medical practices are reporting that upwards of forty percent of their patients are negotiating payment plans. That calls for tighter collection policies and reliable revenue cycle management tools. Here are some tips:
Collect upfront. As patient copays and deductibles become more significant, be sure [...]