Wrists may be small compared to the rest of the body, but there are a numerous procedures that can be performed on this one part—and you need to get your bones, ligaments, and tendons straight if you want to get paid. You certainly don’t want More..
Hospices have a lot to juggle in 2018, including increased audit scrutiny and payment changes. But it’s the significant changes to hospice quality reporting that will have you scrambling to stay in compliance and avoid a payment penalty for failing to report your data. Embedded More..
If your practice is like most others, about 30 percent of your revenue comes from patient payments. But collecting patient balances is no easy feat; patients know that few providers will send their balances to collections agencies. People typically pay their outstanding medical bills last More..
Billing Medicare and other payers for endoscopy services is pretty different from billing for other types of procedures. And if you’re like most coders/billers, you’re probably making some common mistakes that can cost you lost time and valuable reimbursement dollars. When billing for endoscopy services, More..
Coding for physician inpatient services, especially critical care, is deceptively straightforward. The reality is that the details of each code requirement can complicate things to the point of complete confusion. Despite the challenges, there are specific strategies you can use to correctly identify when critical More..
Pain management coders: There are scores of new and modified codes to be aware of in 2018, warns Amy Turner, a coding pro. So let’s dig in! Turner recently covered coding changes for the field in her conference for AudioEducator, “2018 CPT and ICD-10 Updates More..
2018 brings plenty of coding updates for pulmonary medicine, says Jill Young, an expert coder and CEO of Young Medical Consulting. Young covers what is new and modified for the field in her conference for AudioEducator, “2018 Updates for Pulmonary Medicine.” New Codes for Trachea More..
There are tons of new codes for 2018—but just a relative few impact those in pediatrics, said Donelle Holle, a coding expert who recently held a conference for AudioEducator, “2018 Coding Updates: Virtual Bootcamp.” Still, it’s important to brush up on the changes. Knowing the More..
Each day, urologists perform increasingly complicated operations involving multiple surgical procedures and different CPT® codes. Such complex procedures can trip up even the most seasoned coder, especially when several of the procedures performed are surgically unrelated and can’t be bundled. As part of the Virtual More..
In recent years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has increased the level of detail required for proper hospice coding—not only for reporting the direct reason a patient was put into hospice care, but also for any comorbidities not directly related to the More..