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Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

Ask your patients if they have an HSA (Health Savings Account)! They will appreciate your inquiry. Keep track of those patients and run HSA specials! Have HSA specials on cash pay services at slow volume times. A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged medical savings account available to taxpayers in the United States who…

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ICD-10 Congressional Hearing Panelists Debate Implementation

Healthcare professionals that work with coded data on a daily basis were well represented in the US House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing, titled “Examining ICD-10 Implementation,” which took place Wednesday morning in Washington, DC. ICD-10 Congressional Hearing Panelists Debate Implementation Myths, Industry Impact, and Readiness With panelists representing those both…

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Cost Share And Deductibles

Collect co-pays at the time of service—It costs way to much to do so via the usual billing A/R process. When a patient comes in and has a co–payment, deductible, coinsurance—collectively called cost share—or you know through the pre–certification process that the patient will have a deductible collected at the time of service, it imperative…

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It's Time To Kick Those Unhealthy Habits

Z68.35 — Body mass index (BMI) 35.0-35.9, adult R03.0 — Elevated blood-pressure reading, without diagnosis of hypertension F17.210 — Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, uncomplicated F10.129 — Alcohol abuse with intoxication, unspecified In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with…

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2015 CPT Code Changes

The new CPT changes take effect January 1st. Understanding the new codes is crucial to obtaining the proper reimbursement for your services while also staying compliant with current coding and billing requirements. The changes for 2015 address a number of interrelated issues. Clinical practice has evolved and several issues required CPT clarification. CPT 2015 offers…

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