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Your Front Office: The Bridge Between Service Provided and Payment
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Your Front Office: The Bridge Between Service Provided and Payment

As Published on Orlando Medical News:  https://www.orlandomedicalnews.com/article/4186/your-front-office-the-bridge-between-service-provided-and-payment​. by Karen Rumbley, Director of Operations, MedUSA Healthcare Services Everyone is aware of how important the front office staff is in a medical office.  This is the first person that will make an impression (good or bad) on how efficient your office is.  It is always good to have someone who is friendly and shows patients individual attention and concern...

Protecting Patient Privacy and Staying HIPAA Compliant: a Word for Counselors
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Protecting Patient Privacy and Staying HIPAA Compliant: a Word for Counselors

As published in Orlando Medical News (https://www.orlandomedicalnews.com/article/4067/protecting-patient-privacy-and-staying-hipaa-compliant-a-word-for-counselors​) By ANN BIERMAN With many changes occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic, MedUSA has two recommendations that should be reviewed and implemented in order to conform with HIPAA guidelines. First and foremost, with regards to the separation “safe keeping” of Progress and Psychotherapy notes: It is important to maintain Progress...

Behavioral Health Screenings – Are you performing them?
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Behavioral Health Screenings – Are you performing them?

If you are not currently participating (screening and evaluating your patients for behavioral/mental health status) and would like to determine if you can (how you might incorporate these tools into your practice, contact MedUSA and we can get the ball rolling for you. Use the contact form below, or e-mail us at solutions@medusahcs.com.

How to Get Paid While Maintaining Patient Privacy and Staying HIPAA Compliant
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How to Get Paid While Maintaining Patient Privacy and Staying HIPAA Compliant

Of late, there has been an increase in the number of requests we are seeing for progress notes by Payers.  While most of these are reasonable requests, primarily in support of higher levels of coding, others fall into a gray area of need to know, especially in the case of behavioral health providers. It is...