Implementing telemedicine doesn’t have to be a headache-inducing process if you know the right questions and strategies to move forward. Here are the top 10 tips one telemedicine company uses to get doctors from sign-up to program launch.
Billing for telemedicine can be tricky, to say the least. As a relatively new care method the guiines for billing telemedicine are still forming. Here are the top things you should know when billing telemedicine.
Medicare recently announced they’ve established four new modifiers – XE, XS, XP, and XU – that may be used in lieu of modifier 59. The codes are specific and become effective January 1, 2015.
VIDEO – Medicare consultation codes have been eliminated. Now you will have to bill using regular office visit codes and hospital admit codes. Video Explains.
This article lists the 11 elements of Medicare’s Screening Pelvic Exam G0101. Perform and document at least 7 of 11 elements to get paid. Also don’t forget the ABN.
Medicare Flu Shot Code Q2034 In 2012 Medicare came out with another code Q code for billing the influenza vaccine. The code is Q2034 for the flu vaccine under the brand name Agriflu. The effective date of the new code is for claims with the date of service on or after July 1, 2012. Annual Part B deductibles and coinsurance amounts do not apply. All providers who give the influenza vaccination must accept assignment for this vaccine claim per CMS. The Continue Reading
Medicare Billing for Well Woman Exam Using Codes G0101 and Q0091 and Annual Wellness Visits AWV G0438 and G0439 As we are all aware, Medicare now allows for the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) G0438 or subsequent AWV G0439, but how does this relate to an annual Well Woman Exam? IT DOESN’T. An annual Well Woman Exam is a completely separate evaluation and management service from an AWV, and unless the provider specifically evaluates a patient for both the AWV and Continue Reading
Medicare Influenza Vaccine Q Codes The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) no longer recognizes and does not reimburse CPT Code 90658 Influenza Virus Vaccine, Split Virus for flu shots. CMS has established six separate influenza vaccine HCPCS codes to distinguish between the brand-names of influenza vaccines for governmental tracking purposes. Make sure to use these new codes in your medical billing. Although the new Medicare codes distinguish between vaccine brands for Medicare, the HCPCS code G0008 Administration of Influenza Virus Vaccine Continue Reading
Medicare GA and GX Modifiers Changed As of April 1, 2010, Medicare has changed the way you need to report that a Medicare patient signed an Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN). Medicare has revised the GA modifier and added a new GX modifier you must consider when doing medical billing. Medicare GA Modifier Prior to April 1st, the GA modifier read “waiver of liability on file.” The new revised description is “waiver of liability statement issued, as required by payer policy.” Use this Continue Reading