Tag: Medical Coding

Retina Injection coding

Master Retina Injection Coding for Smooth Billing & Reimbursement

Accurate coding is essential for retina practices performing intravitreal injections, especially when handling retina injection coding. While medication and modifier updates occur frequently, understanding these basics ensures proper reimbursement: CPT® Code Consistency: CPT® code 67028 remains constant for administering the medication. HCPCS Level II Code Tracking: Codes for injected drugs (HCPCS Level II) vary and […]
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Tips for medical coders

Boost Your Efficiency: Time-Saving Tips for Medical Coders

In the fast-paced world of medical coding, efficiency is key. With ever-changing regulations, increasing workloads, and tight deadlines, maximizing your coding speed and accuracy becomes crucial. This newsletter explores a range of practical Medical Coders tips and strategies to help you conquer your coding tasks and free up valuable time. Master the Art of Organization: […]
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ICD-10-CM coding

Top 10 ICD-10-CM Coding Errors

Medical ICD-10-CM coding accuracy is crucial for efficient healthcare reimbursement. Even minor errors can lead to claim denials, delays, and lost revenue. Here are the top 10 medical coding mistakes to avoid: Accuracy is Key: 1. Don’t Skip the Details: ICD-10-CM codes often require specific details in the fourth and fifth digits. Using truncated codes […]
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Common coding mistakes and how AI is resolving them

The administrative burden of accurate coding is a major contributor to physician burnout, a problem even worse since the COVID pandemic. Studies consistently show it’s a leading cause of stress for doctors and staff. Incorrect coding, including medical coding mistakes, can have serious financial consequences for medical practices. Denial of claims, reduced reimbursements, and audits […]
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ICD-10 Coding Challenges

Demystifying the Most Common ICD-10 Coding Challenges

Medical coding is the backbone of administrative and clinical processes in healthcare. This landscape is characterized by the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10), which provides a standardized system to classify diseases, injuries, and medical procedures. While ICD-10 offers robust benefits in terms of specificity and data granularity, healthcare professional’s worldwide face significant challenges […]
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Top Strategies to Prevent Medical Billing and Coding Errors

Medical coding and billing errors are a persistent headache for healthcare providers, costing them time, money, and reputation. Studies show that a staggering percentage of medical bills contain errors, leading to denied claims, delayed payments, and frustrated patients. Focus on Prevention: Top coding and billing Errors to Avoid Non-Covered Charges: Verify insurance coverage before rendering […]
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Decode & Deploy: Latest Strategies in Medical Billing

It’s time to embrace the ever-evolving landscape of medical billing with Decode & Deploy! In this issue, we’ll explore cutting-edge methods for streamlining billing processes and optimizing revenue cycles including medical billing strategies. Billing in the Medical Industry: An Evolving Landscape Technology advancements, regulatory changes, and a growing focus on value-based care are driving the […]
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chronic migraine with aura

2024 ICD-10-CM Update Enhances Chronic Migraine with Aura Coding

The good news for coders is that the 2024 ICD-10-CM update allows for more specific coding of chronic migraine with aura, improving accuracy and potentially helping patients access treatment. Diagnosing Migraine: A Complex Puzzle While the International Headache Society defines chronic migraine, pinpointing the exact type can be challenging. Migraines come in various forms, and […]
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Revenue Cycle Challenges

How Healthcare Leaders Are Conquering Revenue Cycle Challenges

Ideally, revenue cycle processes should flow seamlessly from one stage to the next. However, challenges can arise at any point, from the front end to the back end, requiring leaders to be vigilant and strategic in their efforts. Here are some highlighting executive approaches to various revenue cycle challenges: How Healthcare Services Revamped Their Billing […]
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reduce accounts receivable

5 Essential Tips to Reduce Accounts Receivable Turnaround Time

 When your medical practice submits a claim to a payer, the countdown begins until you receive the payment. Ensuring timely payment is crucial for your business, as delays can have costly consequences. Ideally, you should aim to clear accounts receivable within 30 days. To effectively reduce accounts receivable, it’s essential to implement efficient billing processes, […]
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