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Starting a new year is a great time to review your equipment maintenance contracts and evaluate alternatives.  Independent service organizations compete for your business — if your contract costs keep rising, consider putting your contracts out for bid.  In some cases, rising maintenance costs may also mean that replacing outdated medical equipment is more cost-effective […]
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Do you accept cash payments at your practice? The start of a new year is a great time to review how your practice handles cash — to determine if your internal controls could use some tightening up. With cash, the biggest temptation is to handle these “small” amounts more casually than other payments.  When cash payments […]
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For most practices, E&M codes represent a significant portion of billings — and, for some practice types like pediatrics and other primary care, E&M codes can approach 100% of billings.  Physicians and non-physician providers are often so sensitive to the risk of down-coding, denial or audit that they develop a bad habit of ‘defensive’ E&M […]
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All of us at Capko & Company want you to start 2013 off right!  We’re rolling out a series of quick tips — short bites that will take just a minute to read — to help you make the most of all the opportunities of a brand new year.  First up:  don’t let the deductible re-set […]
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