Ashley Nicholson

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Is Your Medical Billing Company Making Or Losing You Money?

Posted by Ashley Nicholson on Apr 21, 2020 9:53:22 AM

The two most important positions in the success of any healthcare practice when it comes to increasing revenue is the physician and the medical biller. While the physicians work hard to provide the best care to the patient, it is expected of the biller to ensure optimal reimbursement for the physicians. We keep talking to independent physician practices and we are often told their practice is losing money all the time! Some would say too many claim denials are rocking their boat, others would say the AR is so out of control. This is certainly not acceptable, but the real question is why does this happen?

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Topics: Accounts Receivable Management, Urgent Care Industry, Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management Services, Medical Billing Company in Orange County, Medical Billing Services Provider, Leading Medical Billing Company, Medical Billing and Coding

6 Tips to Optimize Medical Billing for Maximized Collections

Posted by Ashley Nicholson on Apr 20, 2020 9:26:07 AM

The ever-changing healthcare landscape means coders and billers also must continuously update their skills and concepts to stay on top of the changes to make sure they are not leaving money on the table. With the introduction of EMR and advanced practice management software, the general belief is that the standards of billing and collection will be like never before - with every claim being billed out accurately and collected upon in a timely manner. Unfortunately, according to industry sources, independent medical practices are still leaving as much as 30% potential revenue on the table due to the inefficiencies in the billing and collection process. This happens because the rejection and denial rate is still too high and almost 50% of denials never get worked resulting in 5-7% loss of potential revenue. When you have too many denials your revenue can quickly get locked in Accounts Receivable creating a serious impact to your cash flow.

Cosentus is a leading medical billing service provider having optimized the billing and collection processes for numerous practices, enabling them to maximize their revenue and get rid of their cash flow issues. The purpose of this article is how you can implement these basic changes to your existing billing process and see your revenue grow by 25-30%.

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Topics: Effective AR Management, Accounts Receivable Management, Cosentus News, Medical Coding- Optimization, Contract Negotiation, Urgent Care Industry, Revenue Cycle Management, Medical Billing Services, Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management Services, Medical Billing Company in Orange County, Medical Billing Services Provider, Leading Medical Billing Company, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Coding

Community Health Topic - COVID-19

Posted by Ashley Nicholson on Mar 27, 2020 8:30:00 AM

As COVID-19 has been officially declared a pandemic, we have seen overwhelming reactions from the community - ranging from nonchalant to full on panic-mode to everything in between. Schools, business, and events have been canceled, the threat of a monetary downfall is real, and unfortunately this has opened the door to struggles with obtaining basic supplies while others stockpile and exploit their neighbors. Fear and anxiety can be very overwhelming for adults and children alike, and we seem to forget that everyone reacts to stressful situations in different ways. Remember - different does not mean wrong, it simply means different. By allowing people to process their emotions and work through the situation, we allow the emotional healing process to begin and we allow our community to heal from within.

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Topics: Cosentus News

4 Reasons: Why Now Is The Time To Outsource Medical Billing

Posted by Ashley Nicholson on Mar 25, 2020 3:39:43 PM

It can be difficult to decide if outsourcing your medical billing and revenue cycle management is the right thing to do. It can be especially difficult in our current state of the unknown. Many questions arise that keep you hesitant: Can I afford it? How can I be sure the job will be done right? Why should I give up that control? With everything happening in our society today, why should I risk a change?

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Topics: Medical Billing Services, Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management Services, Outsourced Medical Billing, Benefits of Outsourcing Medical Billing