Healthcare Consumerism

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What is healthcare consumerism? Consumerism is defined by Merriam Webster dictionary as the promotion of the consumer’s interests.  Healthcare consumerism empowers the patient, who is a consumer, to be a more active participant in his/her healthcare.  It is a fundamental shift in patients’ preferences, behaviors, and demands around healthcare services.  Patients are now able to […]

Volunteer Work

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“What is the essence of life?  To serve others and to do good.”  Aristotle Why is Volunteer Work Good for Us? With our busy lives, it can be difficult to find time to volunteer.  We all know that doing volunteer work benefits those that are in need, but did you know that volunteer work is […]

Teamwork

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“Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.”  Steve Jobs What is teamwork? The business dictionary defines teamwork as a process of working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a goal.  Teamwork is essential to accomplishing the objectives and goals of an organization.  […]

Vendor Partners

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Are your vendors also your business partners? While having customers/clients is vital to your business or practice, vendor partner relationships play an important role in efficiency and how smoothly your company or practice operates.  Therefore, having the right vendor partners can make it easier for you to succeed and grow your business or practice. A […]

Pre-authorization

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What is pre-authorization and why is it important?  Pre-authorization is the insurance company’s permission that is given to the provider to perform a service.  If permission is not obtained, the provider will not properly get paid for the service.  The prior approval process allows the insurance company to (1) verify that the patient’s account has […]

Clean Claims

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What is a clean claim?  A clean claim is a claim that was accurately processed and paid the first time it was submitted to the insurance payer; it is the ultimate goal in medical billing. Why do you want clean claims? When a claim is rejected, it delays your payment, inflates your accounts receivable, and […]