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Caregiver Burnout

Before you get too far into this post, give yourself a pat on the back if you are a caregiver. Go ahead, we’ll wait.

Did you have any difficulty rewarding yourself? If so, you’re not alone. If you are not a caregiver, I’m sure there’s one in your life that deserves accolades, but is truly too busy to stop and be rewarded.

Burnout happens to everyone. Whether you’re an athlete, a mathematician or a digital coder, it’s only natural to feel worn out after consistently overexerting your energy. The same reigns true for caregivers.

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New Year, Familiar Challenges

By: Allison Scheier, Client Relationship Manager

The start of the New Year can be a tough time for medical practices. Patients are sicker (I’m looking at you, flu season), the quality reporting period begins anew January 1st, and deductibles reset to zero. Resetting deductibles weren’t worrisome a decade ago when overall patient responsibility was low, but with the popularity of high deductible insurance plans rising, patients carry an ever increasing amount of financial responsibility.

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Types of Care Managers

By Sheryl Riley, RN, OCN, CMCN

Believe it or not, as a health plan member you have the right to request and work with a care manager. Most health plans have both, even hospitals and large practices. However, while they are a great resource, not all care managers are nurses, and that can make a difference for you health. Today, various titles for members of a care team are used interchangeably to describe different types of professionals like:

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Medicare Revalidations Made Easy

By: Ramesh Leelasankar, Revenue Cycle Management Manager

Have you ever been shocked with countless Medicare denials deemed as “provider not certified?” If you answered yes, don’t feel discouraged. It happens to every medical provider, group and supplier at some point in practice history.

For some, it takes an extended period of time to realize that the denial is because of missing a Medicare revalidation date. For others, it is a daunting task to regroup all documents and complete the appropriate enrollment application within the given timeframe.

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7 Things You Need to Do to Transition to New Medicare Cards

By: Ramesh Leelasankar, Revenue Cycle Management Manager

Have you begun preparations to accept the New Medicare card? If not, you should consider planning for the upcoming launch.


The official transition period begins in April 2018 and runs until December 2019. Effective January 1, 2020, it is mandatory to ONLY use these new cards with updated identification numbers. To ease you into this potentially stressful change, we’ve condensed CMS’s latest informational packet down to the most important facts so you can begin prepping.

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