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What Is a Relative Value Unit and How Is It Calculated?

A relative value unit (RVU) is used by Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial health insurance companies to determine the amount of reimbursement due to providers. RVUs provide pricing uniformity for healthcare providers by quantifying and comparing the productivity of physicians. Reimbursement has historically been based upon volume, with the higher numbers of services performed correlating with …

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Get Paid for Virtual Healthcare: Untangling Telehealth Coding and Claims

Telemedicine has been around for many years, but its use exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic—accounting for 20% of healthcare visits in 2020. No longer just a trend, virtual and remote care is an accepted method of delivery. But providers still have questions; for example, how is telehealth defined by payers, and how should it be …

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Thinking About a New EHR? Get Nurses Involved

Acting as the front-line for care in most medical practices, in addition to other care duties, nurses are responsible for charting patient information, biometrics, symptoms, and medical histories that physicians use during appointments. Technology that enables easy and accurate patient record management plays a significant role in health outcomes by helping make physician time more …

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Boost Patient Safety With Your Electronic Health Records

Preventable medical errors result in more than 250,000 deaths each year, according to a Johns Hopkins Medicine study. Unfortunately, ambulatory practices regularly face two of the most common reasons for medical malpractice claims: incorrect diagnosis and prescription errors. Researchers in the Hopkins study say most errors are due to systematic issues like: Poor care coordination …

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RXNT’s Randy Boldyga Recognized as a Top 50 Healthcare Technology CEO

We’re proud to announce that RXNT’s President and CEO, Randy Boldyga, has been named to the Top 50 Healthcare Technology CEOs Of 2021 by the Healthcare Technology Report. Leaders on this list are responding to the challenges of a continually evolving medical landscape—pushing teams to achieve cutting-edge innovations and next-generation advancements in healthcare technology, and …

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The Role of Technology in Remote Management of Chronic Conditions

Chronic disease represents the epidemic of our times. At present about 40 million Americans are limited in their usual activities due to one or more chronic health conditions. The most rampant chronic diseases fundamentally occur due to health risk behaviors. So far, our country hasn’t handled its chronic care delivery too well, in part because …

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Preparing for Seasonal Allergies After a Year of Quarantine: Challenges Facing Doctors

As the spring season arrives, a unique combination of pandemic regulations, COVID-19 vaccinations, and the warm, dry weather pose challenges for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. Weather predictions indicate that it will be an especially intense allergy season and will be accompanied by increased fear and confusion around symptoms that may be similar to …

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