Obamacare and the Medical Device Tax

Known as Obamacare, the Affordable Health Care Act places a tax on a variety of services, items and businesses. The Medical Device Tax has come under fire from a variety of companies and individuals who claim it will accomplish everything from the loss of jobs to the... read more

The Impact of Obamacare on Medicare and Medicaid Patients

Obamacare is changing Medicare and Medicaid in many ways. Some are good for patients, but not for practitioners. One of the main objectives of Obamacare is to reduce healthcare expenses. The economic reality for some patients is healthcare where none existed before,... read more

Coders or Billers: What Does it Take to be One?

Medical coding and billing aren’t mutually exclusive, but the terms are often used interchangeably. In larger practices, coders collect documentation and insert codes on reimbursement claims, while billers transmit the claims and monitor their progress. In smaller... read more

The Obamacare Rollout – What Did We Learn?

The rollout of the Healthcare Insurance Marketplace, the centerpiece of President Obama’s signature legislation, has been full of server overloads, last minute changes and the inability of people to purchase insurance made mandatory through Obamacare. The problems... read more