Payers don’t accept eted CPT® codes, so your claims can’t succeed if your medical procedure codes are out of date. But do you know how often you need to update your CPT® code set? It may be often than you think. Here are some pointers to keep in mind to give your claims their best chance at accurate payment.
I’m so excited to be writing part 4 of this fun Christmas series today! So far, we’ve covered mishaps and the codes that go along with them for almost every injury you could incur this time of year. The key word here is almost. Christmas morning has finally arrived! You’re curled up on the couch in your favorite plush robe drinking hot cocoa while watching the kiddos dive under the tree. Little do you know that the bliss you’re currently Continue Reading
We’re back today with part 3 of the “12 Claims of Christmas” series to see what kind of other shenanigans the great folks out there have gotten themselves into this time of year. But first let’s talk about the man they’re calling the “Criminal Santa.” Have you guys heard about this? A man in California was attempting to rob a business and thought the chimney was his best way in. He got stuck and had to call 911 to rescue Continue Reading
Your myocardial infarction ICD-10-CM 2018 prep isn’t complete until you’ve mastered the changes to the ICD-10 Official Guiines. Separate out which guiines apply to type 1 MIs, and discover how the new focus on types affects your coding of subsequent MIs.
Understanding how to properly bill and code for services provided by NPPs is imperative to running a cost-effective and efficient medical practice.
Query! Query! Query! Who are these people and what do they want from me? Whether you are a physician who practices medicine in the inpatient or outpatient setting, you have probably been hunted down by a medical biller, coder or clinical documentation improvement specialist. This group of “hunters and gatherers” are quite astute and tenacious and their weapon of choice is the QUERY! They know their stuff and can sniff out any area in the chart that needs Continue Reading
We discuss 5 challenges to proper documentation and coding in a cardiology practice. These challenges include human errors, lack of knowledge regarding current coding and documentation standards, working and charting in multiple care environments, and/or not coding to the highest degree of specificity.
How do you bill for sming cessation counseling? Who’s covered? Who can perform the service? What codes should be used? Are there documentation requirements? How much does it reimburse? Billing 99406 and 99407 is simple if you have the all the information.
There are critical components to the Chronic Care Management patient agreement that you must include to comply with Medicare’s guiines for reimbursement.
Medicare is taking the Chronic Care Management (CCM) program up a notch by offering physicians the opportunity to bill for services they are currently managing for free. Efficient workflows & accurate billing & coding knowledge are key to success with this new revenue stream