Tag: Medical billing and coding

Common Compliance Mistakes By Doctor

Avoid Four Common Compliance Mistakes: Tips by Doctors

Compliance is a word no one really wants to talk about. It’s boring, you know you NEED a compliance program, but you feel that you’re pretty good with billing and coding, and heck – you’re a smaller group and you think no one is looking over their shoulder at your practice. The government has better […]
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New Medical Billing Codes You Should Know About

Physicians need to keep their billing and coding right to ensure seamless reimbursements from payers. Similarly, they should stay updated with the latest coding changes to keep their revenue cycle intact. In addition, running a successful medical practice is a daunting task as the providers need to stay updated with the industry guidelines. The year […]
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Electronic Medical Records Are No Longer In Their Infancy

It’s a New Year, and welcome, 2023! When I still practiced clinically, I once got a job as an emergency physician at a brand-new hospital. I was really excited, because I recognized the opportunity for our department to develop our own best-practice culture. I was hoping the staff would gel in an environment of cooperation, […]
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Medical Billing Trends 2023

2023 Trends for Medical Billing Services

Due to technological innovation, the healthcare sector faces greater transformation. Adopting new technologies and implementing virtual care brought significant change in Medical Billing. The year 2022 ends with a substantial rise in the adoption of payment systems and the implementation of new technologies in the Medical billing process. And now we move into 2023 by […]
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Medical Coding Audits: Trends and Guide for Physicians

You’ve received a request for medical records from a payer, who is going to conduct an audit on your claims. Your Electronic Health Record (EHR) system is excellent, the notes are voluminous, your providers are well-versed at coding. If anything, you under code! You provide excellent care for your patients and achieve great outcomes. No […]
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Coding Drives Up Medical Billing Costs in the US

Coding Drives Up Medical Billing Costs in US

Another study confirms that medical billing costs in the US significantly exceed those in similar countries, but researchers now know why: coding drives up US administrative spending. Complex coding structures in the US are driving up medical billing costs in the US, making it one of the most expensive countries to get paid, according to […]
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CPT® 95165 Coding Conundrums

Three tips are all you need to correctly bill allergen immunotherapy, single or multiple antigens. Allergy services, such as those reported with CPT® 95165 Professional services for the supervision of preparation and provision of antigens for allergen immunotherapy, single or multiple antigens (specify number of doses), remain on the radar of third-party payer investigation units […]
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Medical Coding Uncertain Lesion Excisions With Certainty

  What to do when the pathology doesn’t correlate to the service provided. The rules for cutaneous (skin) excision coding are straightforward: When the pathology for a lesion is benign, code for excision of benign lesion, 11400-11446; and when the pathology for a lesion is malignant, code for excision of malignant lesion, 11600-11646. But in […]
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How to avoid medical necessity denials

How to avoid medical necessity denials and ensure timely payment. Sick visit on the same day as an annual wellness visit (AWV) Reason for denial: Lack of clear clinical documentation regarding why the physician had to go above and beyond what is normally addressed during an AWV. How to avoid it:“I often tell doctors to […]
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No Surprises Act Implementation

FAQ on No Surprises Act Implementation and Requirements

CMS Releases FAQ for No Surprises Act Implementation, Requirements The No Surprises Act FAQ states that balance billing protections do not apply to individuals with public healthcare coverage and notice and consent forms must be provided and received in written format. June 28, 2022 – CMS has released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the No […]
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