Nurse Practitioners can fulfill the gap created by Obamacare

America has a scarcity of primary care Clinicians, and the shortfall is mounting up. The population is aging — and getting sicker, with chronic diseases ever more prevalent. Obamacare will bring 32 million uninsured people into the health system — and those newly enrolled will need a lot of medical care. A shortage of primary-care Clinicians will push patients toward other health care professionals who can provide similar services. This is where health care professional like Nurse practitioners can fulfill this requirement. There are 250 health clinics across America run completely by nurse practitioners, and will grow more in the coming future once Obamacare goes live. This is the area to grow, area to provide the best possible service, and moreover….. an area where insurances pay for services rendered, which will not be possible if the medical billing is not done appropriately.

Most of the Independent Nurse practitioners earn more than employed MDs on a monthly basis*

VOCIS is a Practice Management Company based in Louisville KY, involved in Medical credentialing, Billing, Collections, Transcription, IT, Virtual services, and Practice Set up for independent NPs and MDs for over 12 years.

VOCIS team sets up your practice from start to finish. From incorporation, transcription, billing, EMR, to Cash Flow. We will have an NP peer for any questions, and helpful credentialing and billing experts for any assistance along the way. VOCIS succeed when you succeed. It’s that simple.

To know more about VOCIS, please call 866 365 3909 or email at contact@vocisinc.com

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Vocis designed website for a 10 year old clothing designer designs line to benefit charity

Brielle Caro is possibly the youngest fashion designer on Long Island came to Vocis to develop her website. At only 11 years old, Brielle is creating a dress line specifically for Angela’s House, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with a sever disability or medical condition. She wanted a website which a non technical person can update and manage regularly without the help of the website designer and programmer.

We used WordPress CMS to develop this website and hosted on Godaddy.com server.

Features:

  • Professional tailor made wordpress theme
  • WordPress CMS
  • Paypal integration
  • Events, Photo gallery plugins
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Vocis builds eLearning and eTraining solutions

Health Education Center, LLC approached Vocis website solutions to develop their eLearning and Training solution to provide online Nurse Aide Training course. Health Education Center is licensed by the Kentucky State Board for Proprietary Education.

We used core PHP/MySQL to develop this website and hosted on Godaddy.com server. The website is also integrated with the PayPal payment gateway.

Features:

– 60+ training videos for 8 different modules
– Online exams management system
– Automatic grading system
– Payment gateway – Paypal for accepting fee online
– Special dashboard for Instructors/Trainers to register and manage their students
– WordPress blog integration
– Admin section to manage Instructors, Students, Payments, Exams, Grading, Certificates and Articles

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Vocis enable businesses win government contracts and find potential teaming partners on Jailbids.com

Vocis was asked by JailBids.com to develop an online marketplace specifically for the correctional industry. JailBids.com is a online market where vendors can get up to date easy to understand overviews of correctional bid opportunities in the specific sector they need without having to search through and read through pages of RFP’s. Vendors can also profile their products and services to potential buyers and buy or sell surplus correctional items. Jailbids.com helps businesses connect easily to millions of dollars in government contracts at the local, state and federal level–a lucrative market worth $2 trillion annually. Customers receive new bid information either by email or web, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Fully functional website developed in PHP/MySQL and hosted on GoDaddy.com server. The site is also integrated with the Paypal payment gateway.

Features:
– Professional tailor made website design
– CMS (Content management system) to manage pages and text content of the website
– eBay like system
– Paypal integration
– News and Events system
– Admin section to manage all kind of users, products, banner ads, events, news, web pages, RFQ/RFP

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How Medical Billing and Coding services can help to increase cash flow

Medical billing and coding services play a significant role for all health care and medical services and lucrative revenue management. Submitting error free claims and the bills will assure an increase in cash flow for the practices concerned. In order to favor various health care services, a number of prestigious medical billing outsourcing companies in the United States offer systematic billing and coding solutions. The well-organized billing and coding services gives better results to medical healthcare practices and physicians.

It is necessary to carry out medical billing and coding services with accuracy, since denial or rejection of the claims depends upon data inaccuracies and significant coding errors. Taking into consideration the day-to-day busy schedule of the medical practitioners in nursing homes and hospitals and the supporting staff, they do not get enough amount of time to process and submit medical claims and bills in the stipulated time limit. Furthermore, with change in the norms in insurance sector, the government policies and compliance rules, the claim processing procedure has become more complicated for medical practitioners and their staff.

Opting for billing and coding services from the commercial outsourcing companies will assist the health care physicians to reorganize their billing and claim processing procedures and enhance their cash flow via their practice. Well-organized services from the reputable companies allow medical practices to:

Submit error free bills: With the help of modern software entire coding and billing procedures are carried out by highly experienced professionals. Hence, it becomes possible to submit error free medical bills and claims in the stipulated time.

Save on infrastructure expense: Billing service from a reputable firm helps health care practitioners serving in nursing homes and hospitals to save on capital investment necessary to set up the infrastructure, manpower, technology and other resources to carry out the tasks of billing and coding within the limits.

Improve revenue and profits: Punctual submission of error free bills and insurance claims within the prescribed time limit eliminates the chances of denial and rejection of the claims.

Minimize managerial workload: The managerial workload of the medical practitioners is reduced to a large extent by outsourcing billing and coding practices. This permits them to save their time and helps them to focus more on their core activities.

Assure a competitive edge: Well-organized billing and medical coding services allow medical practitioners to make their administrative workflow more efficient and up-to-date, assuring a competitive edge.

Most of the outsourcing companies in the United States are staffed with experienced certified medical coders and billing professionals who are adept in usage of modern technologies and billing software like AdvantaX, Advanced MD, Lytec, Medisoft, NextGen and many others. They perform billing procedures with accuracy and strictly stick to the latest medical reimbursement norms. The important services facilitated in medical coding and billing include billing and reconciling of accounts, AR management, insurance authorizations, patient enrollment, emergency room e-code evaluation, hospital coding, latest coding validations and many more.

The medical billing services assure array of benefits like strict security and confidentiality for medical records, affordable prices, assured HIPAA compliance, fast turnaround time and free trial options. These services help physicians in carrying out their workflow, efficiently. Hence, for customized and timely solutions, choose an experienced billing company that provides professional services at sound rate which definitely help to increase revenue.

For a Free consultation by a Expect Medical Billing Professional call 1-866-365-3909 or email contact@vocisinc.com

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How offshore programmers and developers can help start-up and small business financially

Start-up professionals who are eager to create their own identity in the IT industry can hire offshore programmers and developers to set-up their new business. However for starting any software company one needs to have a strong financial base and a great expertise in the IT field but novice entrepreneurs can take up help of an experienced software engineer to embark their journey. To establish a new software company or business is not an easy task. The start-up founders have to deal with loads of uncertainties and challenges to make their venture a successful one.

Whether you are creating a new company or restructuring an existing one you need to have sound business acumen and experience to get started in the right direction. In this ever changing and evolving fast paced world, it is essential to make yourself familiar with all the software developments and technologies. Beginners who have started from scratch and have no strong financial background can go for an offshore web developer to get their website developed at affordable prices. By locating a suitable offshore web designer online start-up and small companies can save lots of money. With the guidance and support of experienced offshore developers you can avoid time delays and high costs associated with new start-up businesses mainly. The start-up founders who need support for mobile application development can also hire offshore mobile application developer who can provide help in debugging, testing and various mobile application services. To raise funds for a start-up business is not an easy task but by appointing offshore programmer specialized in software languages like PHP or dotnet technologies, aspiring software developing companies can stay within their budget.

Although one brilliant idea is enough to fuel your business venture but for running successful and flourishing software company you need realistic knowledge and minds. These offshore programmers do IT outsourcing and by becoming your virtual staff they can give unique customized solutions as per your needs. The remote IT staff with their hi-tech support and assistance can provide customized consulting services at much cheaper rates.

These professionals who are proficient in all aspects of software development tactics with their experience and ability, provide practical and realistic solutions to the key challenges each entrepreneur faces. The offshore technical support executives and programmers have expertise in all the core areas, related to web development and designing , on-site support for projects based on software languages PHP, dotnet, IT outsourcing, mobile application development etc. With their brilliant ideas, consulting services and solutions, they can help you enter the market to establish your business effectively and efficiently.

Offshore service providers have a practical approach and a good command in their respective fields and provide the desired outcomes required by the businesses. More than the cost effective services the offshore programmers and developers give by assessing the unique needs of entrepreneurs can turn their dreams into reality.

So make your business venture a successful one by availing quality offshore services at affordable rates.

Call 1 866 365 3909 or email contact@vocisinc.com to hire Offshore IT developers.

 

 

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How Outsourced Medical Transcription services save Physicians, Nursing Homes and Hospitals financially

Medical transcription services are used by most of the healthcare organizations. The services play a major role in documentation. Medical Transcription helps in solving the upcoming EMR adoption issues. In the recent times, EHR is adopted by healthcare organizations. EHR helps in improving the health of patients at a comparatively low cost. Medical transcription companies are required to brace themselves for such needs. This also requires a combine effort of MTSO’s, healthcare service providers and EMR providers on the same platform. Physicians face a lot of problems in adopting EMR. Medical transcriptions, hence, are relevant for such physicians.

US Healthcare Department has taken steps to promote adoption of EHR. Some of the steps include promulgation of HITECH Act 2009 and PPACA 2010. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 have played a major role in implementing use of EHR in 2010.

There has been a tremendous increase in outsourcing of medical transcription related services to other companies and hence a large number of countries are providing these services. These outsourced medical transcription companies provide terrific results like 99% accuracy rate, secure data lines and 40% reduced costs.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act provides certain guidelines, obligatory in nature, to follow while providing medical transcription services. In addition to the regular services, these outsourced companies provide some special services like history and physical reports, medical reports, progress notes, operative notes, etc.

The accuracy rate is maintained by checking the file for a certain number of times before giving it to the client. Apart from this, the team members of transcription team have to undergo a compulsory training before becoming the member. This way the service providers ensure speedy services. Most of the companies originate from India and the reports are sent to America. Due to different zones, service providers manage to provide transcriptions within 12 to 24 hours. The softwares like Speedtype, Scribe, Ted, etc., also help in speedy services.

The security of data is also guaranteed. The sending and receiving of files are totally secured. In addition, the transcriptionists enter an agreement of confidentiality before they start with any project. The price schemes are fixed and at a very low rate. Thus, medical transcription services provide better quality services at a much reduced rate.

Attractive pricing schemes:

The pricing structure is based on charges for every 65 character line depending on the complexity and volume of the voice files (minutes) to be transcribed. Medical transcription companies count a 65-character line as any letter, number or symbol necessary for the final appearance and content of a document, including the space bar. When compared to doing all this in-house, outsourcing to another company will save the client up to 40% of all costs incurred. Besides, apart from a digital voice recorder, no other initial purchase or investment is necessary.

By outsourcing the Medical Transcription services, physicians, nursing homes and hospitals stand to gain immensely. For a Free consultation by a Expect Medical Transcription Professional call 1-866-365-3909 or email contact@vocisinc.com

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Importance of Account Receivable (A/R) follow-up in Medical Billing Process

Every day a large number of services are provided by physicians, hospitals and nursing homes to various patients. The patients are given treatment and care as a part of these services and each time they facilitate such services, they owe a certain amount to the physicians and hospitals. The physicians, nursing homes and hospitals then get paid by the patients as well as by the insurance companies in return.

So you can imagine how important the insurance model of every organization is. It is to be noted that the insurance model is very important for small as well as big organizations. This model helps in diligently recovering the over-due payments. The account receivable follow ups (AR follow-ups) help in running the business of such organizations. For example, in hospitals or nursing homes, the AR follow-ups department manages denial from various insurance companies and working on them to get resolved.

In the initial times, account receivable management or Revenue cycle management was merely treated as a departmental activity. But, in the recent times, it has turned into a specialized skill center comprising of professionals. In fact, it has become a crucial part of billing services that are provided by medical billing companies.

The importance of such processes has increased because a lot needs to be done so as to receive a payment in lieu of the medical services provided by physicians. Before the process of AR follow-up starts, the procedure of charge entry, verification and payment posting is done. Charge entry can be defined as a process where charge codes are entered into a healthcare claim form. In the process, there is a need to determine procedure as well as a diagnosis code based on the treatment given by doctors. The insurance companies also prescribe specific rules to determine valid claim. The audit team has to see whether the given claim is based on those specified rules or not. If the answer is in affirmative, then it would approve the claim for submission. The proper specified rules made by the companies lower the risk of claim denials. After the approval, the claim is submitted to the insurance company; which is then processed by the company. However, the claim which insurance companies pay to the provider also include denials. Hence, accounts receivable team is created which does follow up with the insurance company to solve the denials and take appropriate steps.

So you can imagine the amount of work that needs to be done before physicians can claim their money for the services provided by them. This explains why accounts receivable follow-up has become so important in the billing process.

The function of AR team is to analyze the denied claims, partial payments and non- payments. If any claim is submitted incorrectly, then AR team corrects it and submits the claim again. AR team also communicates constantly with the patient, insurance company and the medical office or nursing home. An AR team comprising of AR analytics and AR follow-up, should have qualities like patience, diligence, attention to skill and good analytical skills. The above qualities make the members a valuable asset of the organization.

Thus, we can conclude that account receivable management is the most important service provided by medical billing companies. The effectiveness of this account receivable team will determine the financial health of medical billing companies, physicians, nursing homes and hospitals.

For a Free consultation by a Expect Medical Billing Professional call 1-866-365-3909 or email contact@vocisinc.com

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Why outsource Medical Billing and Coding to a company instead of hiring full time in-house employees?

People in the medical and the healthcare industry such as Physicians, Nursing Homes and Hospitals outsource their Medical Billing and Medical Coding services to other companies as it is very cost effective for them. Because of this, various Physicians, Nursing Homes and Hospitals have started to look for alternative options and are trying to outsource their Medical Billing and Medical Coding processes.

Because the health care services need greater efficiency at all times, the role of a Medical Billing company becomes all the more important. Physicians, Nursing Homes and Hospitals are constantly outsourcing these services to to other companies so as to reduce their Medical Coding and Billing expenses. They no longer have to maintain any infrastructure nor incur manpower costs required to maintain these services. This further enhances their revenue and helps them in providing better services to their clients.

Not only these outsourcing firms help Physicians, Nursing Homes and Hospitals in reducing their bills, but they are also specialists in doing this job. Medical Billing errors such as error in coding, data entry mistakes, delay in claim submissions, and missed charges are very common. But if you have outsourced your billing work to other companies then you can be assured of the quality of the work they will offer you.

The Physicians, Nursing Homes and Hospitals can outsource processes like insurance collections, insurance verification, handling insurance appeals, record of patient’s charges, payment posting, claim submission and many similar processes.

If you outsource your Medical coding and billing processes then these outsourced firm customize the processes for you as per your requirements and combine various strategies so as to deliver desired results to you. The outsourced firm also keeps itself updated on the latest trends and regulations in the insurance industry so that they offer results in compliance with them.

The outsourced firms also offer a complete package of solutions and handle your claims properly. They employ the most experienced professionals who have a sound knowledge about the medical industry. They train their employees from time to time so as to keep them updated with the latest changes in Medical and insurance regulations. If you were to do this in the house then it can cost you a huge amount of money. So the outsourced firm not only provides efficient services at all times but also helps you in cutting your operating costs and offers better administration of your processes.

When should you outsource your Medical Billing process?

You must outsource your Medical Billing process when you think it has become expensive for you to maintain it in-house and you are finding it difficult to manage it too. Here are some of the other reasons why you must outsource it:

• When you need access to experts and better resources
• When you wish to reduce your operating expenses.
• To increase efficiency of your billing process
• Improve your core business processes
• Increase productivity
• Increase revenue

Overall we can say that outsourcing your billing processes can help in more than one way and increase your productivity. So enroll for one today and see your efficiency grow.

For a Free consultation by a Expect Medical Billing Professional call 1-866-365-3909 or email contact@vocisinc.com

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Why WordPress is the best CMS to build your personal or company website

Have you ever wondered why more and more people are using WordPress  as a platform for their website design and development needs? The reason is simple. A WordPress is an open source CMS (content management system) that is very user-friendly and builds websites rapidly.

People who have worked on this open source platform will know it better than anyone else and find it hard to switch to any other CMS (Content Management System) once they start using WordPress. Even a person who is new in the field of website design and website development can work on this open source platform very easily and can hence create splendid websites.

Initially WordPress was created for the purposes of blogging but its popularity has grown so much that even the corporates get their website designed on it. The various plugins and theme that complement this great platform make it all the more exciting to work with. All you need to do is select the appropriate theme and the plugins that suits your requirements and you are good to go. The platform also allows you to manage the content of your blog very easily and hence acts as a great Content Management System. Even people who already have websites designed for themselves are getting them redesigned on WP because of its ease of use and management system.

Here are some of the reasons why WP is most commonly used for website development and design.

1. Easy usability and Faster

Traditional methods of website development and design take lots of time to build the website. You need to have a thorough knowledge of programming languages for your website development. But ever since WP has been introduced, even a beginner who has a sound knowledge of computers can design and build great looking websites. All you need to do is choose the theme among various templates available, apply appropriate plugins and choose the color scheme. With just clicks of some buttons your site is ready and you are good to go. You can change the look and the theme of your website as many times you want to and build a great looking website very easily. WP is very user friendly and hence very easy to work with.

2. Built In Support

In this open source platform, people from all around the globe contribute by creating plugins, themes and tutorials and keep updating them from time to time. It has a support community where developers can interact and ask questions.

3. SEO Friendly

Even search engines like yahoo, google, bing etc love sites that have been built on WordPress. This is because it is a great CMS application and very easily allows you to update and insert new content on the website. And since search engines prefer sites that get updated very often, such websites get better rankings on various search engines. You can even install SEO friendly plugins on your website so as to get better results.

4. Easy to maintain

A website that has been developed on WP can be very easily managed. All you need to do is to go the dashboard of your theme and maintain it as an when required. Whether you have to make any changes to the theme or add some content or page to the website, it is just a minute job now.

Apart from the above mentioned benefits of WordPress, there is a lot more that this open source application offers. Website designers and developers love working on it and design brilliant looking websites which their clients appreciate at the first go.

Vocis has an experienced and professional team of graphics designers, web developers and programmers who can develop high-quality customized WordPress website for our clients within pre-estimated cost budgets and timelines.

You can view some samples of our work:
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http://www.echp2u.com

For a Free consultation by an Expert WordPress Consultant call: 866-365-3909 or email contact@vocisinc.com

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