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November 29, 2017

Denmaar Decodes: EIN, TIN & NPI

The alphabet soup of acronyms in claims and billing can be confusing to say the…
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November 15, 2017

Why Now is the Best Time for Organizational Change!

The holidays and the end of the year mark a season for reflection. Not just…
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October 25, 2017

Denmaar Decodes: The Difference Between Mental Health and Medical Billing

What's the difference between medical and mental health billing? Why does having a specialization matter?…
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September 6, 2017

Denmaar September Update: The Balance

August is traditionally a month of incredible highs. For many providers, August is often the best…
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August 28, 2017

3 Benefits of Electronic Claims

Thinking of making the switch to electronic claim submissions? The creation of electronic claims was…
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August 1, 2017

Can you really have 80% of your receivables be within 30 days? We think so, here’s how to do it!

What's the fastest way to bring your receivables within 30 days? Here's how to do it…
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July 25, 2017

Providers: Have you been hearing talk about peer-to-peer payments and how they can be used for patient payments?

Want to know if this is really a viable way to have patient's make co-payments?…
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July 18, 2017

Are you a provider who’s losing 40% of your potential revenue from simply not re-billing rejected claims?

According to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare services 26% of all claims processed are…
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July 11, 2017

Are you concerned that if you enforce your payment policy it will turn away your patients?

Are you concerned that if you enforce your payment policy as you should, it will…
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July 3, 2017

Denmaar Psychiatric Billing July Update: Take Advantage of the Summer Slowdown

Happy July 4th! July marks the beginning of the end, as we're now at the…
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June 27, 2017

Medicare has a coinsurance and a deductible. How does that work?

Did you know that medicare requires a deductible? Today's Tuesday Tip covers what you might…
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June 20, 2017

My Patient/Client has EAP… What should I ask for?

EAP is a hassle, however it may be a necessary part of your practice due…
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June 13, 2017

Did you know if you enter the same CPT code on the same date of service you are more than likely doing something wrong?

Did you know that if you are using the same CPT code more than once…
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June 6, 2017

By now you’ve probably heard of RCM software, here’s what it can really do for your healthcare business.

Want to simplify your workflow while making your business more profitable? By now you've probably…
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May 30, 2017

Is there an easier, more simplified way to manage ERA and EFT’s?

Enrolling in ERA / EFT for every insurer I am contracted with is very time…
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May 26, 2017

How Healthcare Changes Ensure the Smallest Victims of the Opioid Epidemic will Feel the Most Pain

By: Michelle Husted In my last blog I introduced you to a little town in West…
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May 23, 2017

Starting your own practice? We can help you understand your options and get started off right!

Should I set up my practice as a sole proprietorship or incorporate? What are the…
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May 16, 2017

A patient wants to know what they will owe, what should I tell them?

As a provider you want to be as helpful to your patients as possible. However,…
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May 9, 2017

Why did my insurer contract recently expire without notification?

Have you just been told that your contract with an insurance provider has expired? Without…
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May 8, 2017

This Is How Pharmaceutical Companies Supply America’s Drug and Overdose Epidemic

By: Michelle Husted Kermit West Virginia,  is a little town in the heart of the Appalachian…
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May 2, 2017

Why am I being rejected by an insurer even though I have a CAQH profile?

Are your applications being denied even though you have a CAQH profile? Make sure you're…
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April 19, 2017

Mindfulness First: Technology, Education and the Future of Healthcare

By: Michelle Husted Recently I decided to attend a local, one day healthcare technology conference.…
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April 18, 2017

Why is using a clearinghouse more effective then submitting claims directly to the insurer?

What is a clearinghouse and how can it be used in mental and behavioral health…
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April 11, 2017

Why do you need to provide your patients as many ways to pay their bills as possible?

Most providers know that by now they're "supposed" to offer electronic payment options for patients,…
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April 5, 2017

Why Won’t Patients pay their Mental Health Provider?

By: Michelle Husted First let me say that is not just you mental health providers,…
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April 4, 2017

Why does entering patients name and dob incorrectly cause the most claim’s rejections?

When it comes to mental health billing, is there an "easiest" remedy to the claims…
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March 28, 2017

What is the filing timeframe for resubmitting old claims?

Just because a claim is denied, doesn't mean it's time to throw in the towel.…
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March 21, 2017

Why it’s important to have an up-to-date CAQH profile

Your CAQH profile is vital to claim accuracy and overall claim success: Learn why in…
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March 20, 2017

The Patient and State Stability Fund and Mental Health Treatment

By: Michelle Husted With the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the planned implementation…
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March 14, 2017

Why consistency in claims submission is vital to securing accurate claims payment

There's a saying in the technology industry: Garbage in equals garbage out. See how it…
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March 7, 2017

What’s the worst insurance provider to deal with?

While some insurance companies are easier to work with than others. However, as a provider…
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February 28, 2017

Ever wonder what co-ordination of benefits (COB) are?

Wonder what a COB is? Are you never able to resolve this issue? Here's why.
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February 21, 2017

Has your billing company discussed your revenue objectives?

There's a quote that says: "People with goals succeed because they know where they're going."…
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February 20, 2017

Repealing the Affordable Care Act

By: Michelle Husted We have heard a lot this Presidents day weekend about healthcare, Trump…
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February 14, 2017

On the fence about your relationship with United Behavioral Health’s panel this Valentine’s Day?

Let's face it, United probably won't be changing anytime soon, so choosing to stay or…
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February 7, 2017

Is your A/R out of control? What is a reasonable expectation for my A/R?

Is your AR out of control? This week's Tuesday Tip explains what is normal and…
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January 31, 2017

How should I use the new specified diagnosis codes?

Most insurance plans are calendar based, meaning they start January first. Although, there are also…
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January 24, 2017

What can I expect when I convert to a new billing company?

One of the biggest things holding providers back from switching billers, is the uncertainty of…
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January 17, 2017

What’s more important when selecting a new billing company – geography or specialty?

One huge perk with technology is the ability to communicate whenever, wherever! Between: facetime, social…
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January 10, 2017

What’s the best way to handle Jan 1st deductibles?

Most insurance plans are calendar based, meaning they start January first. Although, there are also…
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January 9, 2017

2017: The year for you to make more money

By: Michelle Husted On January 20, a new president will be sworn into office. This…
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January 3, 2017

Why collecting outstanding deductible balances at each session is the surest way of being profitable

Collecting deductibles is a less than enjoyable task, that if you let get out of…
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December 27, 2016

Why constant revue of insurer plans you should be on par with will maximize your revenue

We're in a complex ever-changing industry, and if you're not contracted with the right insurance…
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December 20, 2016

This is the one common mistake that can lose you 3 to 6 months of claims reimbursements

What is the one common mistake that can lose you 3 to 6 months of…
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December 13, 2016

Why you should know the co-pay amount for each patient and collect it upfront

Although at times it may be difficult, collecting copays is a vital part of running…
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December 6, 2016

Why it’s important verify each patient’s insurance plan info regularly

It can be incredibly frustrating when coverage for an existing client seems to suddenly start…
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December 5, 2016

Did you know couples therapy is not family therapy?

By: Michelle Husted  Most insurance does not cover couples therapy. Couples are about are about…
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November 21, 2016

The Election Results: Trumpcare

The new platform for our health and behavioral health coverage. By: Michele Husted Now that the…
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October 24, 2016

The End: of ICD-10 Flexibility

On October 1, 2016 flexibility in ICD-10 Diagnostic Coding expired.  Those of you using electronic…
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October 10, 2016

Delegation of Services in Mental Health

Some of you, once you become an independent provider may at one time decide to…
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September 6, 2016

Why does CPT reimbursement vary?

There are no set standards of reimbursement rates across the board because each state has…
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August 23, 2016

Is Your Mental Health Billing being Outsourced to A Call Center Sweatshop?

Research the job market in Mubaii, Chennai, Vellore, or Delhi India and you will see…
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July 26, 2016

Want to Fill Your Day Sheet ?

Whether you are a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, mental health care nurse practitioner, or therapist….being…
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July 4, 2016

Helping those who serve you: The American soldier and his family

On July 5, 2016 a new docuseries The Fighting Season will air on the Audience…
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June 25, 2016

PQSR: The Physicians Quality Reporting System

2016 a proposal was presented on behalf of CMS to change the current physician payment…
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May 26, 2016

Why it is recommended that our psychiatric billing is the best for your practices’ needs

In January Business News Daily published an article on the benefits of hiring a medical…
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May 12, 2016

We Can Help You Stand Out: and Put Your Best Foot Forward

A mental health care provider asked us recently how she could get more patients. She…
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