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Tip Sheet: Five Strategies to get More Value out of Reporting

In today’s world, data is everywhere; in fact, there is so much data that it can feel overwhelming at times. The good news is that there are tools to help us manage that wealth of data and harness its power…


Tip Sheet: Six Tips for Resolving Unpaid Claims

The single-most important way to maximize your total collections is to resolve unpaid claims. According to medical billing specialists, about 15% of claims have to be reworked. If you don’t do that, it’s like shaving 15% off your bottom line.…


Tip Sheet: Six Billing KPIs You Should Be Tracking

According to the principles of the Hawthorne effect, that which you pay attention to improves. Therefore, if you focus on some specific key performance indicators, you could see some improvement in those areas. Here are a few KPIs that most…


Tip Sheet: 5 Billing Tips to Maximize Reimbursement

Whether you work in a private practice or hospital department, maximizing collections is critical to your rehab organization’s success. Yet too often, this responsibility is placed overwhelmingly on the billing department. Effective revenue cycle management begins long before claims are…


E-Brief: Solving Inpatient Rehab Scheduling Challenges

Scheduling poses multiple challenges in every healthcare environment and, if done manually, is likely one of the most inefficient processes in the entire organization. That’s especially true of inpatient rehab scheduling because compliance with the three-hour rule adds an extra…


E-Brief: 4 Steps to Ensure your Documentation is Efficient, Accurate, and Supports Positive Outcomes

For all types of healthcare organizations, accurate documentation is the key to clean claims, maximized reimbursements, and better patient care. In rehab, when patients may need different types of care from different therapists each week, documentation is especially critical to…


Increasing Referrals for your Therapy Practice

Healthcare service providers need patients to stay in business, and for many providers, these patients are often referred by local physicians. But some therapists and other providers have taken a more proactive approach with traditional marketing campaigns such as direct…


Profit Drivers in Outpatient Therapy

Your therapists and billers agonize every day to reduce denials and underpayments from insurance companies that simply don’t want to pay. Adding even more rules and scrutiny to your team only creates frustration. A better way to increase practice revenue…


Improve your Practice with Key Performance Indicators

If you have an administrative position in any type of medical office that schedules appointments, then you have the ability to gather and analyze data about your operations. This data, which should be easily accessible in your scheduling systems, can…


The Next MAC Attack: How your EMR opens the door to a disastrous IRF Audit

Your inpatient rehab facility (IRF) is under the microscope. In fact, the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) reports that, “The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) cited inpatient rehabilitation services as the top cause of overpayments in a Medicare compliance…