3 Practice Management Resolutions for 2017

Each new year brings the opportunity to reflect back on the previous year and outline successes and areas of improvement for your medical practice. From this reflection comes ideas and resolutions on how to better manage your practice in the new year. If your medical practice management resolution for 2017 is to increase profits, Applied… Continue Reading

What You Need To Know About Medical Credentialing

As a medical professional, medical credentialing is most likely a topic you hear of often. Medical Credentialing is a method used to assess the qualifications and practice history of a doctor. This systematic, in-depth, and time-consuming process also includes the process of becoming associated with insurance companies (also known as provider enrollment) so that you… Continue Reading

The Gift of Private Medical Practice

This holiday season, give yourself the gift of private practice. You have worked hard all year long and deserve to treat yourself with something nice. If you have been dreaming of opening your own practice, purchasing an existing practice, or growing your already established practice, now is the time to act. Applied Medical Systems (AMS)… Continue Reading

Ambulatory Surgery Center Coding: No Room For Errors

Ambulatory Surgery Centers, known in the medical community as ASCs, are healthcare facilities that focus on outpatient (same day) surgical care. In 1970, the first ambulatory surgery center, coined Surgicenter, opened its door with five doctors performing surgery on opening day. Up until that time, all surgeries were performed in the hospital, which resulted in… Continue Reading

ICD-11 2017 Changes: What to Expect

It seems like just yesterday that the release of ICD-10 rocked the medical industry. As a medical professional, when the October 1st, 2015 implementation deadline came and went, you most likely breathed a sigh of relief that you survived the implementation. However, soon after, the realization set in: you had to learn to navigate the… Continue Reading

Physician Compensation Models: A Shift in Focus

With all the changes in healthcare that have taken place in recent years, there is one more to add to the list: physician compensation models. That’s right, insurance companies, such as Medicare, are changing the way they compensate medical practices for services provided. Insurance reimbursements for medical practices come from three main sources: Medicaid, Medicare,… Continue Reading

The Secret to Sports Physical Coding

There are many unanswered questions in this world. Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why does CPT (current procedural terminology) not have a sports physical code? If you find yourself stumped over the last question, you are not alone. With millions of students participating in school sports each year, and likely… Continue Reading

The Importance of Patient Demographics

As a medical provider, you understand the struggle that comes with collecting timely payments on outstanding patient bills. Once the insurance provider has made their adjustments and a bill is sent to the patient, you may be left waiting for months on end for a payment to arrive. You pick up the phone to call… Continue Reading

Get Paid Faster with AMS

                      If you have been toying with the idea of outsourcing your medical billing, you have come to the right place. At Applied Medical Solutions (AMS), we treat all our clients like family and truly care about your success. That is why we work diligently… Continue Reading