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
New Regulations for Physician-Owned Hospitals The ACA has a lot of say about physician-owned hospitals. There are new and stricter regulations, and they have having a very large impact on how these types of hospitals operate. Let’s start with some facts about physician-owned hospitals: • The ACA defines a physician-owned hospital as any hospital that has a majority ownership (51% or greater) by physicians or physician investors • There are currently 238 physician-owned hospitals in the US • 5% of Continue Reading
EHR and Meaningful Use – Get Your Incentive Money The HITECH Act provides incentive money for physicians to purchase, implement and use certified electronic health records. One of the criteria for receiving government stimulus money is to demonstrate meaningful use of the EHR. We at Capture Billing have produced a short educational video for physicians, practice administrators and medical office managers to explain the main elements of the HITECH Act. We show though animation how to qualify for the federal Continue Reading
With the failing of the Senate to repeal a bill that reduces reimbursements for Medicare, a 21% cut on payments to physicians went into effect March 1, 2010. Medicare is notifying their contractors to hold Medicare claims for 10 business days effective today. Claims will begin processing on March 15th with the reduced rates. There is still a chance that Congress may reverse this decision. Stay tuned.
We are excited to have our Medical Billing Minute as a podcast on iTunes. We are hoping people will be able to access our videos that contain tips on medical billing and practice management. Through our videos we hope to educate physicians, healthcare mangers and medical billers on various topics that are relevant and help healthcare providers run their medical practices’ efficiently. To to our podcast and have it downloaded automatically to your PC or phone, just Continue Reading
Medical Billing Video Helps explain the New Way to Code Consultations Specialty physicians code lots of consultations but as of January 1, 2010 Medicare is eliminating all inpatient and outpatient consultation codes. This will make medical billing for consults complicated. So how are physicians suppose to bill for their services and get paid? Lets take a lo at how by playing the video.
With Healthcare Reform just around the corner and all the new regulations already placed on physicians in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Capture Billing & Consulting, Inc., is helping doctors and medical billers wade thorough and sort out information with its new Medical Billing Minute videos. The one minute long videos will cover a multitude of topics relevant for today’s physicians to help them through the maze of coding, billing and compliance regulations. The first video walks physicians through how Continue Reading
Capture Billing & Consulting, an Outsource Medical Billing Company, produces one minute videos to help healthcare providers on topics including coding and billing for the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine. Washington, DC (Vocus) October 22, 2009 — With Healthcare Reform just around the corner and all the new regulations already placed on physicians in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Capture Billing & Consulting, Inc., a medical billing and practice management company, is helping doctors and medical billers wade thorough Continue Reading
This episode of the Medical Billing Minute helps physicians and medical billing on how to bill and code for the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine.