Friday, December 19, 2014

The Hardships of Raising a Child with ADHD

Although at first it might seem like a natural impulse of curiosity for your kid to roam around in his classroom and fidget, never staying put, medical experts might see it in another way. It is possible that your child might be suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD (sometimes ADD), which could be a really hard pill to swallow for parents.

A child suffering from ADHD might demonstrate more than one of these indicators: difficulty in paying attention to details and tendency to make careless mistakes at school, inability to focus on one task, procrastination, disorganized work habits, and forgetfulness in daily activities (for instance, forgetting to bring lunch to school).

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Medical Aspect of Disability Insurance

One of the key things you should be aware of when you’re applying for Social Security Disability Insurance is that the folks at the Social Security office will scrutinize whether or not you are, indeed, showing signs that render you unable to function well and earn a living. That said, Social Security will check your medical records to see if the conditions you’re exhibiting are legitimate.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Debunking Common Medicaid Myths

Medicaid is an extremely helpful benefit in itself, but like any other aid of its structure, it’s still subject to numerous myths that hinder people from making full use of its benefits. Here are some of the most common:
Only poor people are eligible – Medicaid was enacted in 1965 as a means of providing medical assistance to all qualifiers, and the rules simply don’t state that only less fortunate people are eligible for assistance. Sure, poor people are more likely to qualify, but virtually anyone can—provided that they adequately meet the set standards or criteria.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tips for Navigating the Affordable Care Act Marketplace like a Pro

In some cases, the plan that your employer offers you may already be exactly what you need. Take the time to go over this option first as it should save you a lot of time in the long run. If what your employer offers isn’t enough, it’s time to search the marketplace. Your Medical History Be sure to check if your doctor is included in the plan’s list of accredited doctors. Otherwise, you will have to start seeing a different physician. If this happens, get the list of accredited doctors and run a quick background check to see if they meet your needs. Similarly, you should also see if any current prescription drugs are covered by your new plan.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Most Important RCM Metrics You Must Measure

Revenue cycle management (RCM) is tough enough work as it is. Still, most of the burden can be eased by keeping close watch of five major metrics, namely:
FPRR – AKA the first-pass resolution rate, the FPRR points to the share of a practice’s claims which get paid upon only the first submission. Keeping track of this metric ensures a bird’s-eye-view of a practice’s RCM processes, from verifying insurance eligibility to coding and billing.