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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

Filed Under: Billing & Coding Tips, Medical Billing and Coding Topics, Medicare Billing Tips, Practice Management Tips

Capture Billing Combats Health Insurance Companies That Pay 1 of 5 Claims Wrong

Capture Billing helps physicians and healthcare facilities get paid correctly with proper coding, claims submission and insurance follow-up. Washington, DC (Vocus) June 16, 2010 – The American Medical Association AMA has come out with a report stating that one in five medical claims submitted to health insurance companies are processed inaccurately which leaves physicians and other healthcare providers receiving lower or no reimbursements for services provided. The AMA estimates that up to $15.5 billion in unnecessary administrative costs could be saved Continue Reading

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Medicare Eliminates Consultation Codes for Doctors

Now that Physicians cannot bill Medicare for consultations how will they get paid for patient care? Capture’s medical billing video explains how in easy to understand terms. Washington, DC (Vocus) – December 15, 2009 On January 1, 2010 Medicare will eliminate consultation codes. These codes are what healthcare providers submit to Medicare for reimbursement when a patient is seen for a medical consultation, whether in a provider’s office or hospital setting. Healthcare providers, coders and medical billers will have to Continue Reading

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