Category Archives for Medicare Billing Tips

Limit Your CPT® Code Set Updates to January? Here’s Why That’s a Bad Idea

Payers don’t accept eted CPT® codes, so your claims can’t succeed if your medical procedure codes are out of date.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.

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The Physician Query: What Every Coder Wants You To Know

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

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