Category Archives for Medicare Billing Tips

Help Survive Audits by Ditching One Common Medical Billing Error

Is your medical practice guilty of upcoding patient visits at a higher level of service than your documentation supports? You may not even realize your doing it. There’s an easy way to evaluate how widespread this common practice is in your own medical billing office. Learn how.

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5 Tips to Improve Medical Billing

5 Tips to Improve Medical Billing Guest post by Erin Palmer, US News University Directory In this challenging economy, families still need medical care but may not have the means to pay for it when the bill comes due. This can prove challenging for medical billing agencies. In such a climate, medical billing services need to increase their effectiveness and efficiency in order to get the best results for their physician and medical facility clients. Consider these tips to improve Continue Reading

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Yet Another Medicare Influenza Vaccine Q Code: Q2034 Agriflu

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

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New Medicare Advance Beneficiary Notice ABN CMS-R-131 to be used by January 1, 2012

Use New Medicare Advance Beneficiary Notice ABN CMS-R-131 by January 1, 2012 I received an e from the CMS LISTSERV today reminding me about the new Advance Beneficiary Notice ABN that we all have to start using by January 1, 2012.  I wanted to that information with you all, just in case you do not to the Medicare es.  Below is the info right from CMS. 2011 Version of Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage Must Be Used Beginning Sun Jan 1, 2012 In Continue Reading

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