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What Questions to Ask a Medical Billing Company

Partnering with a medical billing company is a big decision. There are a lot of choices out there. You may have some questions that are specific to your needs, but the following questions should apply to any practice.

Do they have an accredited compliance plan in place? Are they HIPAA compliant? What are their security protocols?

What will it cost? This is always the main thing on everyone’s mind.

How Contaminated is Your Mask?

We have become accustomed to wearing a mask as a barrier to protect us from viruses, but as we move into cold and flu season, have you thought of what kind of contamination is in both the inside and outside of the mask, especially when sneezing and coughing inside of a mask worn for several hours.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Medical researchers are working to find better ways to detect, prevent, and treat breast cancer, in order to educate on how to implement the best quality of life for patients and survivors. According to recent studies, about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and in 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 49,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

Mandate for Front Line Workers to Vaccinate

The right to follow your doctor’s advice or government mandates for the vaccine is the controversial question looming for many front-line workers? Nurses and other front-line staff were leaving because of burnout or lucrative out-of-state temporary work and now even more plan to resign or be terminated based on the vaccine mandate.

Evidence with Booster Shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended a booster dose to enhance the efficacy of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, starting as soon as September 20 for individuals at least eight months after their second vaccine dose (it has not been recommended yet for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

AI in Drug Discovery

Biopharmaceutical companies and scientists are working on discovery and development that applies artificial intelligence (AI) techniques by using small-molecule drug discovery combined and meta-bolic disease therapies, machine learning along with the participation of candidates.

ROBOTICS CHANGING HEALTHCARE

The landscape of the healthcare industry is evolving with the use of AI and robotics. Sophia is a social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. Sophia was activated on February 14, 2016 and made her first public appearance at South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in mid-March 2016 in Austin, Texas, United States.

The Innovations of Telehealth

The adaption to telehealth services has changed the way the healthcare industry has used technology to optimize the convenience of servicing their patients in a safe and efficient way with the advantages of delivering health care cost savings, convenience, and the ability to provide care to people with mobility limitations, or those in rural areas who do not have access to a local doctor or clinic.

Clinical Documentation Improvement Factors

The importance of clinical documentation and coding has greatly increased. Clinical documentation is a record detailing a medical treatment, medical trial, or clinical test. These records consist of accurate, timely, specific diagnoses, and procedures that are translated into coded data to represent a patient’s clinical status.