Monthly Archives: February 2012

5010 Tip #2

You went to an EMR/EHR in preparation for the regulation changes in the Healthcare Industry for 2014 and to avoid a deduction in Medicare Claims Payment.  That was a huge financial cost to your practice and the last thing you anticipated was having a cash flow crisis to the industry electronic claim file changes that CMS ruled would take place January 1st, 2012.  I know.  Remember, like you, I am experiencing the 5010 fiasco I blogged about here with my clients, so I totally relate to your pain.  I am sorry.  I wish I could fix it with a magic wand, however, I can’t.  I can provide you a few pieces of information that might  help you get some cash flow turnaround quickly.  The next few weeks I am going to try to post a few tips on 5010 and hopefully provide you some resources to help you make headway through to get some answers to your problems.

Who is your clearinghouse?

Do they have a newsletter?

Do they have a blog?

Do they have a discussion board?

Do they send you weekly tips and suggestions to improve your claims?

Do they have webinars for you to attend (either free of charge or at a cost)?

Have you utilized everything they offer?

The only way to know is to research it and find out.  If you don’t know…google them and see where it goes.  You are liable to learn a lot in a short time frame and maybe even get a nugget that will help you with a current problem you are experiencing.

Come back next week for another 5010 Tip!

Podcast: Get More Done in Less Time

Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.  – Bruce Lee Do you feel you have so much to do and so little time to do it?  Your energy is your most asset.  Our productivity and our happiness suffers when we don’t take care of it.  We have to beContinue Reading

What is the NUCC?

The NUCC was created to develop a standardized data set for use by the professional health care community to transmit claim and encounter information to and from all third-party payers. It is chaired by the American Medical Association (AMA), with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as a critical partner. The NUCC is a diverse group of healthContinue Reading

AAPC 5010 Survey Results

The AAPC did a survey last week, which I participated in for each of my clients.  I let you all know about it in this post.  The results were released today and if you are interested, click this link and you can review the data.  It is interesting if you care to know what everyoneContinue Reading

Letter from a Provider: Dear Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

An Oklahoma provider was the first to receive EHR Incentive Program funds from Medicaid.  She shares her story here on a letter she would write to Medicare and Medicaid Services if she could as follows: Dear Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  She would send it, if they would listen.  If they cared.  It is worth reading.Continue Reading

Quotes

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. – Colin Powell

5010 Tip #1

You went to an EMR/EHR in preparation for the regulation changes in the Healthcare Industry for 2014 and to avoid a deduction in Medicare Claims Payment.  That was a huge financial cost to your practice and the last thing you anticipated was having a cash flow crisis to the industry electronic claim file changes thatContinue Reading

What Doctors Do.

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CMS Important Update regarding 5010

With the implementation of Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 Version 5010, several concerns have been identified that may impact certain activities surrounding the transition.  Medicare has published a Guidance and Clarification for Version 5010 Implementations here.

5010 Nightmare

I have been in the Medical Industry for 16 years and I have seen changes over time affect our industry and create problems of such a major impact that you have issues that are referred to as a Nightmare.  Nightmares both literally and figuratively.  Horrific nightmares that all of us dread and seriously hope weContinue Reading