INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

November 26, 2019

Clear these nine hurdles first By Nader Samii, CEO, National Medical Billing Services Outpatient total joint replacement (TJR) procedures are decidedly good for many patients. Instead of spending time in the hospital, outpatient TJR patients are typically discharged three to four hours after the surgery and recover in the comfort of their own homes. Because […]

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November 26, 2019

5 steps for front desk staff By Lewis Custer, Senior Vice President, Administration, National Medical Billing Services With the continued shift of financial liability from the third-party payers to patients, it is critical to have effective, efficient and consistent processes and procedures for patient registration and intake. The back-end processes to remediate patient demographic errors, […]

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November 25, 2019

Use technology, reimbursement and marketing strategies By Kylie Kaczor, RN, CASC, is the Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs and Michael Winkleman is the Vice President of Marketing at National Medical Billing Services Telehealth, wearable health tracking devices, cloud-based services and a seemingly unending list of technological innovations dominate today’s headlines, and all areas […]

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November 6, 2019

St. Louis, November 6, 2019 – National Medical Billing Services recently released the “5 Benefits of Total Joint Replacement Programs for ASCs” eBook. The book provides information to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) interested in learning more about this growth opportunity. “SG2 research projects that nearly 50% of primary hip and knee replacements will be performed […]

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November 6, 2019

St. Louis, October 7, 2019 – National Medical Billing Services held its first annual trivia night fund raiser on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Employees from both the Chesterfield, MO and Cuba, MO locations spent the evening in friendly competition while raising more than $6,000 for Mid-Ozark CASA and Friday Backpacks for Cuba. “National Medical has, […]

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November 6, 2019

CMS Adds Total Knee Arthroplasty to the ASC-payable List: The following codes have been approved in the CMS OPPS final ruling and these codes will become payable in the ASC setting beginning January 1, 2020: 27447 (Total knee arthroplasty) 29867 (Allgrft implnt knee w/scope) 92920 (Prq cardiac angioplast 1 art) 92921 (Prq cardiac angio addl […]

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October 24, 2019

Legislative priorities included the value of ASCs and the benefits to the Medicare program St. Louis, October 24, 2019 – National Medical Billing Services, a national healthcare revenue cycle management company that specializes in servicing ambulatory surgery centers and their affiliated surgeons, participated in ASCA’s Advocacy Day, meeting with a total of six legislators from […]

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October 3, 2019

ST. LOUIS, October 3, 2019 – National Medical Billing Services, a national healthcare revenue cycle management company that specializes in servicing ambulatory surgery centers and their affiliated surgeons, has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for the fourth year in a row. “We believe in […]

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August 2, 2019

On July 29, 2019, CMS released both CY 2020 proposed rulings for the Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Prospective Payment System. The proposals echo the messaging that we’ve heard from CMS and the current administration over the past few years with great focus on improved quality of care, price transparency, ease of use, and lowering […]

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July 30, 2019

As Seen in ASC Focus Careful planning, patient selection and billing are key By Nader Samii “ You have to change your thinking if you desire to have a future different from your present.” ― Germany Kent, print and television journalist, author, actor Not long ago, when a patient needed total joint replacement (TJR) surgery, […]

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