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How to Find Social Services for Your Patients

By RMK HOLDINGS INC. | February 3, 2021

REPUBLISHED WITH CHANGES (ORIGINAL SOURCE: NGS Daily News JANUARY 27, 2021) National Government Services (NGS) continues to partner with Aunt Bertha to provide medical providers with easy access to social service programs in their area through the NGS web-based systems. From NGSConnex.com and NGSMedicare.com, healthcare professionals can access the NGS-specific Aunt Bertha social services site…

Steps to Curb Unexpected Medical Bills

By RMK HOLDINGS INC. | December 22, 2020

REPUBLISHED WITH CHANGES (ORIGINAL SOURCE: By Julie Appleby  Kaiser Health News DECEMBER 22, 2020) Most Americans tell pollsters they’re worried about being able to afford an unexpected medical bill. Late Monday, Congress passed a bill to allay some of those fears. The measure is included in a nearly 5,600-page package providing coronavirus economic relief and government…

How to Improve Patient Collections Impacted by COVID-19

By RMK HOLDINGS INC. | November 19, 2020

A healthcare billing compliance program helps prevent costly mistakes. Learn how.

How to Jump-Start a Billing Compliance Program

By RMK HOLDINGS INC. | September 21, 2020

A healthcare billing compliance program helps prevent costly mistakes. Learn how.

Patient Billing Healthcare Advocate

By RMK HOLDINGS INC. | September 1, 2020

You may not be aware your patients may continue to be frustrated by an unresolved billing claim – only after they have been turned over to a bad debt collection agency.

Tips to Sleep in Uneasy Times

By RMK HOLDINGS INC. | July 15, 2020

As a healthcare professional, how long do you sleep since the COVID-19 pandemic started? Can you even remember the last time you slept well? Check out these tips to help you sleep better in this uneasy time.

Integrity & Trust in Healthcare

By RMK HOLDINGS INC. | June 23, 2020

Integrity and trust in healthcare are fundamental principles that promote the relationship between patients and healthcare professionals. Learn more about how this can apply to your healthcare facility.

Paying for Unexpected COVID-19 Medical Bills

By RMK HOLDINGS INC. | April 23, 2020

According to a recent study by the Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker, a patient could incur more than $20,000 of medical bills for complications related to COVID-19 with an even steeper cost when ventilator support is required. This means potentially high cost sharing can be expected in terms of deductibles and out of network balances. The…

Five Ways: Prevent Bad Debt Collections & Patient Balances

By RMK HOLDINGS INC. | March 17, 2020

Moving accounts to collections might work for some patients but it is still a last resort step. You want to keep bad debt collections at a minimum. Although there are techniques to help prevent bad debt collections, the idea is the same – collect as much as you can, as early as you can. Receiving…

Old Accounts Receivable? Use Six Strategies

By RMK HOLDINGS INC. | February 19, 2020

What is the first step in getting a grip on your healthcare organization’s accounts receivable (A/R) performance? Detailed metrics including A/R aging, payor buckets and time period comparisons to start. Here are strategies to whittle down old A/R while managing current accounts. Assess the Forest and the Trees The first step in getting a grip…

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