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
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
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
Manny Oliverez, CEO and Co-founder of Capture Billing has been elected the 2012 President for the Leesburg Virginia Chapter of American Academy of Professional Coders Loundoun County, VA (PRWEB) – Capture Billing & Consulting, Inc., a nationwide medical billing company located in South Riding, Virginia, announces Manny Oliverez as the 2012 President-Elect for the Leesburg Virginia Chapter of American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). AAPC is an organization which provides continuing education and various certifications to coders and medical billers. Continue Reading