The Future of Medical Billing

The recent move of medical billing to ANSI 5010 and the eventual transition to ICD-10 have put a scare in many medical practices in the United States.  Standards will have to be redefined and many offices will require more medical coding staff as a result. Not only will these changes require a herculean effort but

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Outsourcing Medical Billing

Surveys taken at the end of 2011 reveal that one of the most important issues that doctors face today is payment collection for services rendered on medical billing.  Because of complex rules and regulations that are required, medical practices are overwhelmed with paperwork related to billing procedures.  Whether it is contacting patients regarding payment or

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Meaningful Use Guidelines for EMRs program

The government’s incentive payment program for EMRs provides thousand’s of dollars for eligible healthcare professionals.  It is imperative that doctors understand the basic aspects of participating in the program.  Iron Comet is here to help you find your way to successful attestation and demonstrating Meaningful Use with your EMR. Understanding the requirements is the first

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Patients First, EMR Second

Our goal at Iron Comet is to introduce EMR functionality into the physician office workflow.  Before an EMR is implemented a decision needs to be made on how the office will work with technology without sacrificing the doctor-patient relationship.  Using computers, whether it is a desktop, laptop, tablet or iPAD fundamentally changes the way a

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Economic Stimulus Questions and Answers About ARRA

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, otherwise known as H.R. 1 or the ARRA. The Act aims to stimulate the economy through investments in infrastructure, unemployment benefits, transportation, education, and healthcare. It includes more than $20 billion to aid the development of a robust

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Question and Answers for Medisoft version 17

Medisoft Version 17 includes all new HIPPA compliant features.  The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) affects many phases of patient/provider interaction including privacy and security.  Please visit the HIPPA page for more information Is Medisoft the only software I need? Yes, Medisoft is a complete practice management and medical billing software

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Keys to Meaningful Use Success

We field many questions on Registration and Attestation for Meaningful Use here at Iron Comet.  Using an EMR like McKesson’s Medisoft Clinical is new to most practices and some hand holding is required to get the much needed incentive dollars available. There are complexities that exist in the process and Stage 1 seems to be

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ANSI 5010

> What is it? HIPAA law requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use standards for covered entities concerning transactions electronically. These transactions include claims, remittance advices (ERAs), and eligibility information. Under these guidelines, covered entities include health plans, clearinghouses, and health care providers. The current standard is known as ANSI

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