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Welcome to the iSALUS Healthcare blog. Providing informative Healthcare IT insights to help Physicians practice medicine.


Renae Rossow
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Medical Billing:  The #1 Way to Reduce Your Staff's Stress

Medical Billing: The #1 Way to Reduce Your Staff's Stress

We know the front office of almost every healthcare practice in the world is under a lot of stress. In fact, there are some pretty significant changes taking place in the healthcare industry that require staff to do and know more than ever before. It’s unquestionably taking its toll on many. Be that as it may, the front desk and medical billing staff are absolutely critical to a practice’s financial and operational success.

Electronic Faxing - Do or Don't?

Electronic Faxing - Do or Don't?

Technology has changed for pretty much every aspect of today's healthcare practice and the same holds true for the good old fax machine. We were all pretty impressed when the fax advanced from a roll of thermal printing paper to regular copy paper, but now the tech world has taken us way beyond even that. Today, we don’t have to leave our desk to send and receive faxes.

ICD-10 Readiness:  Why Physicians Don't Need to Worry

ICD-10 Readiness: Why Physicians Don't Need to Worry

With ICD-10 right in front of us, it’s more important than ever to accurately assess the billing cycle within your practice. Simple coding mistakes after October 1, 2015 can add up quickly to create massive delays in revenue. Seems a bit scary right? Especially with all of the discussions popping up in the healthcare news warning us about thousands of codes, achieving ICD-10 readiness and how difficult the transition will be.

How Can Automated Appointment Reminders Increase Your Bottom Line?

How Can Automated Appointment Reminders Increase Your Bottom Line?

A long time ago, healthcare providers realized that appointment reminders decreased the no-show rates amongst patients. However, the time it took to pick up a phone and call each patient lead to expensive increases in staff and often required you to leave a voicemail that may or may not get listened to. Then 20 years ago a little thing called the “text message” was invented and when coupled with call automation, the two completely changed the way the world communicates today.

New E-Book from iSALUS Healthcare: ICD-10 Readiness in 6 Steps

New E-Book from iSALUS Healthcare: ICD-10 Readiness in 6 Steps

As it looks right now, ICD-10 is coming. For all of the naysayers who have depended on another delay and intentionally avoided getting ready, it’s time to face the music. Thankfully, we’ve taken the intimidation right out of ICD-10 by breaking it down into six little molehills that you can address one at a time. In this eBook, we’ll look at each step individually and explain how your office can be ready to sail right on through the transition to ICD-10 without a hitch.

ICD-10 Readiness Step 5: Getting Paid Equals Increased Documentation

ICD-10 Readiness Step 5: Getting Paid Equals Increased Documentation

There's a saying that medical coders have that will be important for all healthcare providers to remember once ICD-10 takes effect: If you didn’t document it, you can’t bill for it. In fact, this saying better become the motto of your entire practice during the process of achieving ICD-10 readiness. At the end of the day, you just cannot document enough, even if it seems a bit arbitrary to the physician.