ImagineSoftware Medical Billing Blog

A 5 Minute Brief On The MACRA 2018 Proposed Rule

Only three days ago, CMS released the much anticipated proposed changes to MACRA, after expectation that the Trump Administration would put its mark on value-based payment implementation efforts. It’s another doozy at 1,052 pages, so let’s dive right into what it’s all about and who will be affected. What's the new proposed rule? Exemption for many (CMS believes a little over 130,000) small providers participating in MIPS by increasing their low-volume threshold to…
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#ImagineTheConference Electrifies

Recently, ImagineSoftware’s 2017 Client Conference concluded for the over 300 attendees, sponsors, speakers, guests, and Imagine team members who traveled from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii for three days of education and networking in Imagine’s headquarters of Charlotte.  It was certainly one for the books!  Fittingly, with this year’s theme focusing on taking users “Above The Storm” to tackle healthcare reform and react to ever-changing industry conditions, the…
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5 Things You Should Know About Charlotte Before #ImagineTheConference

When I started working for ImagineSoftware, I had no idea how much I would fall in love with both the company and the city Charlotte. I’m a small-town girl... really. I was raised in a town with two stop-lights. So you can imagine my excitement moving into the big metropolis of Charlotte, NC. It’s definitely a young, thriving city that’s very welcoming to newcomers (I’m convinced we have the nicest…
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ImagineInsight: Healthcare Consumerism and Patient Payment Portals

ImagineInsight provides a glimpse into the people behind our software solutions. It features commentary on a wide range of topics including challenges facing the world of healthcare, new product launches, and how Imagine can help providers navigate this ever-changing industry. Nick DiCristo, Vice President of Business Development, and Martin Grist, Director of Excellence, join us for a little humor, a little conversation, and a lot of discussion around healthcare consumerism.…
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5 Software Tips To Fix Medical Claims Processing Pain Points

Let’s face it, denials while processing medical claims is a universal issue for practice and billing managers. It’s not a money monster that picks and chooses its victims. The American Medical Association recently reported that between 1.38 percent and 5.07 percent of claims are denied by payers on first submission. While it seems like a small fraction, that could mean significant bottom-line loss in the long-run. Even for a small…
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An interview with RBMA Presidents Jo Giancotti & Delena Supinski

Spring is finally here, and that means a lot of things for us at Imagine. 70 degree temperatures, blooming flowers, and allergies in full swing - unfortunately! The beginning of Spring also means newly inducted RBMA chapter presidents! We caught up with two members of the ImagineSoftware family - Jo Giancotti, Inside Sales Representative and newly inducted President of the Oklahoma RBMA Chapter, and Delena Supinski, Corporate Ambassador and newly…
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Bills, bills, bills. An Open and Honest Message to My Doctor

I’m walking out of my doctor’s office after my final round of vaccinations. I’m traveling to South America for vacation in a few weeks and couldn’t be more excited! I felt more prepared than ever to leave the country for the first time. What I wasn’t prepared for was what awaited me at the administration desk afterwards. The woman at the front desk greeted me with a warm smile and…
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Cybersecurity in Healthcare and You

How much would you spend to get your life back? What about those of your patients? These are questions that many healthcare providers must ask themselves at one point or another. The healthcare sector has become one of the most popular among hackers and cyber criminals because medical identity theft is an incredibly lucrative business. Millions of patient medical records were exposed in 2016, and that number is projected to…
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Why I Don’t Want to Pay My Doctor: A Patient’s Perspective

A recent visit for an annual physical left me feeling angry, cheated, and worst of all, broke. After expecting a twenty-dollar co-pay, I was shocked to hear the administrator at the front desk utter, “And, today, you owe, $275.” My eyes grew big, almost popping out of my head, “Excuse me?” I questioned. “I’m sorry; you haven’t met your deductible yet” she explained with a smile. “I’ve seen worse,” she…
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The Forces Shaping Healthcare: 2017 Trends You Should Know

It has been quite the year for healthcare providers and their patients. Major shifts in policy like the MACRA Final Rule and the end of the ICD-10 grace period have ushered in a new era of value over volume. Not to mention a new president-elect, declaring the repeal and replacement of the ACA one of his top priorities. The future of the industry is hazy, but what’s certain is the…
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Machine Learning & The Future of Radiology Technology

Imagine this: You walk into your doctor’s office with a pain in your chest. After discussing your symptoms, your doctor inputs said information into a computer, which immediately provides the latest research on how she might diagnose and treat your problem. Based on the combination of her knowledge and experience, plus the information provided by the computer, she determines that you need a chest X-ray, and the computer again helps…
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Better Data, Better Decisions. Improving Healthcare with Business Intelligence

There’s a ridiculous amount of data flowing through medical practices and billing companies every single day. EMR/EHR data, billing data, cost data, patient data… It’s enough to make your head spin. With the push to value-based care, every health organization is finding the need to transform that data into something that will improve outcomes – from both a patient and organizational level. It’s not just about capturing and managing data…
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