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Are Medical Errors Still an Epidemic
Written by Amy Jorgensen   

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine released a ground-breaking study about medical errors called To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. The study's findings shook the industry and prompted widespread changes.

 The goal, in 1999, was to reduce deaths from medical errors by 50% in 5  years - has any improvement been made over the last seven years?

Medical Billing Clearinghouses
Written by Amy Jorgensen   

Getting paid in a timely manner may be one of the most difficult aspects of your job. As you already know, claim rejections from third-party payers can slow down reimbursement. Plus, your office staff has to work harder by revising rejected claims and trying to interpret the EOB and supplied by insurance companies.

For these reasons, more practices are turning to medical billing clearinghouses. These clearinghouses have been able to help expedite the processing of claims and payment to physicians around the country.

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