Payers don’t accept eted CPT® codes, so your claims can’t succeed if your medical procedure codes are out of date.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.
How Marketing Software Can Boost Your On Reputation and Attract New Patients My friend Michele started working for a healthcare marketing company, PatientPop. PatientPop helps medical practices bring in patients and manage what patients are saying about your practice on. Sounded interesting to me since doctors are always complaining about what patients say about them on the internet. Also marketing your practice on the web is a great way to bring in new patients. I asked Michele if she Continue Reading
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
Thanks for joining us for part 2 of our “12 Claims of Christmas” series! Last week we covered the nasty side effects of Jack Frost, the repercussions of watching too many Christmas movies, and the self-inflicted violence that can occur while trying to deck the halls. This week we’re going to cover three injuries, but before we get to that I have a story for you. It was unpleasant for me, but it’s sure to be funny for you. Continue Reading
It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! The Christmas season is here and it’s time for all the magical things we lo forward to all year long. Christmas music, baking coies with children and grandchildren, loing at lights, visiting Santa, shopping til’ we drop, and eating until we can’t eat any! Oh yeah, and getting hurt. Lots of people getting hurt. The holidays are glorious for the most part, but then there’s the not so glorious parts. Like Continue Reading
In its original form, the Hippocratic Oath included the promise that the physician would “abstain from doing harm.” Unfortunately, however, the potential for human error is always present. In the modern healthcare environment, practitioners are called upon to make split-second decisions in which life and death hang in the balance. The lack of vital information at the crucial moment can result in potentially fatal mistakes being made. In fact, a recent study found that medical mistakes may be one of 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.
Doctors and nurses often receive most of the attention in healthcare, but behind the scenes, many other professionals work hard to provide the best patient experience possible. Medical billers and coders are particularly important, and yet, few people understand the crucial role they play.
Understanding how to properly bill and code for services provided by NPPs is imperative to running a cost-effective and efficient medical practice.