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Update on the Status of Surprise Billing Legislation, February 2020

After much inaction on Capitol Hill, while Congress was consumed with other political matters, major legislative action resumed in attempting to fix the patient surprise billing conundrum. What follows is a recap of the changes and quickly evolving nature of surprise billing legislation. Currently, three main bills are working their way through the House and…

To Hold, or Not to Hold – That is the Question. Delaying Claim Filing to Avoid Deductibles.

By Joe Laden, Vice President Client Management Effective collection of patient insurance deductibles is an increasing problem for anesthesiologists.  Anesthesia claims are usually ready to file a few days after the date of service and can typically reach insurers before claims by the hospital and the surgeon. If the anesthesia claim hits the payer first…

Finding Creative Solutions for Hiring in a Full-Employment Economy

By Barbara Lewis, Director of People Services Hiring staff in a full-employment economy can be challenging even at the best of times. In the revenue cycle management industry, this can be especially difficult when one needs to hire medical billers. As we all know, the medical biller position is a critical function in the revenue…

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