GreenpointMed is excited to announce an exclusive partnership with TherapyNotes, a leading EHR for mental health providers. As part of this partnership, GreenpointMed is one of a select group of medical billing companies which TherapyNotes customers have access to. The combined partnership of the leading technology platform for notes, billing, scheduling and other important features, with the service excellence of the GreenpointMed billing team makes this a win-win for providers.
Justin GainesExclusive Partnership with TherapyNotes
ICD-10 was introduced to the medical billing world in October, 2015. ICD-10 codes became key to the success of any medical billing platform, whether you bill yourself or outsource your billing almost immediately. The key difference when billing ICD-10 codes vs ICD-9 is that the ICD-10 codes begin with a letter, such as F or G. ICD-9 codes did not follow this format.
Justin GainesBeware of the “Unspecified” Diagnosis Code
I’m obsessed with efficiency. In my daily life, either personally or for GreenpointMed, it is a never ending quest. Our business’ #1 goal is to make the billing process simple & efficient, and we accomplish that better than nearly all private billing companies on the market. It’s an easy formula for us: pay attention to the details, always communicate and be precise. Almost sounds like a winning strategy for a football team, though never for my Miami Dolphins!
Justin GainesGreenpointMed’s Drive To Be More Efficient
The long awaited change to Medicare ID numbers is here so now is a good time to take a moment to make sure you are prepared. New ID cards will start shipping and be distributed to Medicare beneficiaries in April 2018 and, fortunately, you have time to prepare. This doesn’t mean you should wait until the very last few weeks before the old ID numbers are no longer active to have a plan in place; no, no. Create a plan now so that way when your patients came to you with their new ID cards you will be able to confidently tell them how seamless the transition will be. Why? Because you have a plan, and because you read this blog.
Justin GainesMedicare ID Numbers Are Changing: 5 Things to Know
Happy New Years to all! Let’s all have a happy & prosperous year. Part of making sure that the year starts off in the right direction is to make sure you know your patients’ benefits. Remember, benefits reset at the beginning of each calendar year, so everyone starts at square one with a deductible to meet. It’s important to know the details so you can A) make sure you are collecting the maximum allowable amount, and B) communicate with your patients about their responsibility until their insurance kicks in.
Often times when I begin a conversation about why GreenpointMed’s services are the right fit for a healthcare provider, I inevitably veer into the story of why I started GreenpointMed. It is not that I am eager to tell the story; I am not. By nature, I am a private person and shy at the opportunity to talk about myself. However, I find it instructive to detail the “why” because it ultimately is what the mission of GreenpointMed is built on – to make the business of healthcare simple & efficient for healthcare providers.
Starting a practice is hard, but keeping a successful practice going is even harder. Much like any business, your “edge” is the key to success. I always like the reference to, “what’s your edge”? If you read any of Mark Cuban’s books or blogs, he always stresses that the differentiator between you and everybody else is your “edge”. Finding it, keeping it and building it is the key to maintaining a successful business.
Telehealth, telemedicine, e-health, online therapy is a major force in healthcare. As healthcare continues to evolve, one of the primary drivers of healthcare change is technology. Technology has helped cure diseases, increased life expectancy and countless other things. Today, one of the newest and up-coming ways in which technology is changing healthcare is through Telehealth.
According to the AMA, “telehealth has the power to transform health care…” for both providers and patients. In the comfort of one’s own home, a patient can speak to a doctor, receive a diagnosis and treatment at a fraction of the cost of a doctor visit. The cost does not include money; it also includes time, effort, sacrifice. Organizations such as the American Telehealth Association have grown in tremendous size to promote the use of and advance telehealth. From both a cost and efficiency standpoint, telehealth is a “win-win” for both providers and patients.
Justin GainesTelehealth and Insurance – It’s Not Complicated!
No matter what field you are in, there will always be a business element to it that is unavoidable. Some fields are simpler than others. For example, if you owned a store selling bolts, the business of running your store would be quite simple. Likewise in many other businesses; it’s just simple & easy. Unfortunately, healthcare is not simple and easy.
Justin GainesThe Business of Healthcare is Unavoidable
By a slim, 217-213 majority, the Republican controlled House of Representatives today passed the American Health Care Act, or AHCA. This is the same bill that failed to get a vote at the end of March, albeit with some minor tweaks. Many must be asking, what happens now? Is the bill law? How will everyone be impacted? I’ll do my best to answer those questions below.
Justin GainesThe Republican Controlled House Passed the AHCA. Now What?