Besides dealing with the decrease in “elective” surgeries, shortage of PPE supplies, increased acuity of patients, and financial toxicity through the roof, physicians are struggling with their own financial realities. One of the many questions we’re fielding relates to the stimulus funds received last month. How...

Thank you for continuing the vital work of bringing HOPE to your patients!   As a follow up to our previous communication, we have more specific information on how and when to bill for telemedicine services.  Please click here to view the “Medicare Telemedicine Health Care...

Financial toxicity is more than a buzzword, it is used to describe the out-of-pocket costs and the economic stress of cancer treatment; burdens that can be toxic to the patient and families. A recent study by Drs. Chino and Hahn -" The unseen side effect that can...

As a core value of RBS, encouraging others’ success is paramount to the success of the company.  In my career at RBS, I have been fortunate to have leaders who recognized and saw potential in me that I didn’t even see in myself. That encouragement...

If you are anything like me, once Christmas is over I begin looking forward to the first day of spring. The flowers, sunshine, and nice weather are very welcome.  However, there is one annual Spring event that a large majority of healthcare providers probably wish...

What does collection efficiency mean? The dictionary defines it as “the action or process of collecting something while achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.” Or as physician practices will concur, receiving monies for services provided as quickly as possible at the contracted rate....

Recently CMS announced their first rendition of bundled payments for radiation. Even before its release, I received calls from physicians, friends and clients. “I’m never going to survive this.” “My practice/department will collapse.” “I guess we will never buy new equipment.” I think you can...

‘Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation,’ read the headline that rocked the world via the Pew Research Center on April 25, 2016. Since then, said world seems to have scarcely been the same. Every big box company from AT&T to Target to Zantac...

Whether you are a new or seasoned Medicare provider, initial Medicare enrollment and maintenance are of the utmost importance to your practice. A proactive approach to Medicare enrollment assures compliance with requirements and ultimately, timely payment for services. All new providers and practices who would like...

More and more commercial plans, particularly Medicare Advantage plans, require authorizations for radiation therapy.  According to CMS, in 2017 one-third of all Medicare recipients were enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan. Depending on your market, your volume could be even higher. These plans almost all...