Healthcare Reform and Your Medical Practice

Medical professionals are living — and working — in a time of immense change and uncertainty. Nobody knows for sure how any of the proposed healthcare reforms will impact medical clinics, if at all. In Congress and within state governments, debates continue regarding...

Neurologists Say Opioids Not Optimal for Most Chronic Pain

Opioids, Chronic Pain, and Addiction There remains a robust debate about the use of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain. According to scientific research, much of it released within the last decade, the risk of addiction, side effects, and/or overdosing outweigh...
What Is An RVU In Medical Billing?

What Is An RVU In Medical Billing?

Those interested in the ins and outs of being a medical billing specialist may have come across a few abbreviations that are unfamiliar to them. Today, we thought we’d talk about one of them: What is an RVU in medical billing? In medical billing, patients or insurance...
What Is Global Period In Medical Billing?

What Is Global Period In Medical Billing?

Medical billing specialists are required to understand and comply with the rules and terms associated with billing various insurances and Medicare. One of the terms that we may run into in billing is what’s called a “global period” in medical billing. This term refers...
5 Unethical Medical Billing Practices

5 Unethical Medical Billing Practices

Health care providers rely on medical billing professionals to adhere to the law and to the highest standards of integrity and honesty. Medical billing errors cost practitioners time and money that could be better spent treating and caring for their patients. The vast...
What Does A Medical Coder Do?

What Does A Medical Coder Do?

The question posed in the headline of this blog post — what does a medical coder do? — is an interesting one in several different ways. It’s an interesting question because even the most straightforward answer has surprising wrinkles. Medical coders work in the...