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Patients Over Paperwork?! We have Great News!
July 18th, 2018 - Chris Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
Spend more time with patients and less time documenting? Great Concept! Document meaningful information? Sound good? CMS is proposing just that! CMS released a new proposal July 12, 2018, focused on streamlining clinician billing and expanding access to high-quality care. The goal is to improve and restore the doctor-patient relationship, modernize Medicare ...
Understanding the Level of Preventative Services (Grades and Suggestions)
July 17th, 2018 - Chris Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
It is essential for providers, clinicians, and other users to understand the importance of providing preventative services.  The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommendations and has applied Grade Definitions as a suggested resource to imply the significance and strength of preventative services.  The following definitions apply to recommendations ...
Attention Providers - Please Make Time to Read this Letter
July 17th, 2018 - Chris Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
In an effort to show CMS is committed to changing the rules to accommodate their providers CMS released a letter to Doctors of Medicare Beneficiaries. The letter offers encouragement and a promise to reduce the burden of unnecessary rules and requirements. The letter states “President Trump has made it clear that ...
CMS Proposed New E/M Codes for Podiatry
July 16th, 2018 - Chris Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
According to CMS changes are coming for E/M codes.  A recent proposal from CMS stated: "The E/M visit code set is outdated and needs to be revised and revalued." Since podiatry tends to furnish a lower level of E/M visits, CMS is proposing new G-codes to report E/M office/outpatient visits. The proposed ...
Dual Medicare-Medicaid Billing Problems
July 12th, 2018 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
It is important to keep in mind that Medicaid is run at a state level so there can be some differences when it comes to coverage. However, the rules regarding balance billing of covered services is set at the federal level. The law states (emphasis added): A state plan must provide ...

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Patients Over Paperwork?! We have Great News!
July 18th, 2018 - Chris Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
Spend more time with patients and less time documenting? Great Concept! Document meaningful information? Sound good? CMS is proposing just that! CMS released a new proposal July 12, 2018, focused on streamlining clinician billing and expanding access to high-quality care. The goal is to improve and restore the doctor-patient relationship, modernize Medicare ...
Attention Providers - Please Make Time to Read this Letter
July 17th, 2018 - Chris Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
In an effort to show CMS is committed to changing the rules to accommodate their providers CMS released a letter to Doctors of Medicare Beneficiaries. The letter offers encouragement and a promise to reduce the burden of unnecessary rules and requirements. The letter states “President Trump has made it clear that ...
Dual Medicare-Medicaid Billing Problems
July 12th, 2018 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
It is important to keep in mind that Medicaid is run at a state level so there can be some differences when it comes to coverage. However, the rules regarding balance billing of covered services is set at the federal level. The law states (emphasis added): A state plan must provide ...
The Money in MIPS
June 15th, 2018 - Diana Strubler
Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), recently announced that 91% participated in the first year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), barely squeaking by their goal of 90%....
Health Care Fraud - Don’t Do It!
July 31st, 2017 - Chris Woolstenhulme, CPC, CMRS
If you wonder if what you are doing is fraud, DON’T DO IT! The government takes this extremely serious. I don't need to tell you this.  I have often been apprehensive about making a mistake and I wonder, will it be fraud? Will I spend time in jail for accidentally sending in a duplicate ...

Latest questions/posts

Dexcom G5 CPT
   Jul 13th, 2018 - precod 10 

medical practice reimbursement issues
1st    Jul 11th, 2018 - johntimber

I need codes for private lab tests to report to Medicare and AARP
1st    Jun 28th, 2018 - maryaloftus

Rewording prior question on CPT 93000
   Jun 27th, 2018 - sschwartz 3 

Aetna denial on E/M codes
   Jun 27th, 2018 - gowri.tina

Pouchoscopy with dilation of anus with biopsy?
1st    Jun 25th, 2018 - mlh2000ku

VP tie off
   Jun 22nd, 2018 - lizzg

Axillary artery cutdown
1st    Jun 20th, 2018 - dll

Mesh removal in office
1st    Jun 13th, 2018 - Nikkibear

Initial patient eval with medical services
1st    Jun 12th, 2018 - Andrea58

CPT code for Colon hydrotherapy
1st    Jun 7th, 2018 - daltonl

ERCP Coding
   May 31st, 2018 - Roxanne W    1 

Office visit with Provider and Nurse Only lab, same DOS
   May 30th, 2018 - sschwartz 3 

DERMATOLOGY - Muscle, myocutaneous, or fasciocutaneous flap; CPT 15733
   May 30th, 2018 - gowri.tina

Ecg/ekg
   May 24th, 2018 - sschwartz 3 

Telehealth
1st    May 24th, 2018 - CoderRich

Not accepting insurance company at one site but not others?
1st    May 19th, 2018 - cbchun 1 

Arkansas Medicaid capitation CPT code
   May 16th, 2018 - anitac

ORIF radial head AND neck
1st    May 11th, 2018 - carsil864

Opertative Report
1st    May 8th, 2018 - stepyg


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