The Republican Health Bill financial analysis will reveal whether or not the bill will miss required targets, and ultimately determine if the House will have to redo the vote. House Republicans are waiting anxiously for a new financial estimate on their Obamacare repeal proposal that could force them into a do-over on the bill they…
RT Welter & Associates is excited to present our monthly Code Spotlight! Each month, RT Welter & Associates will spotlight a unique CPT or ICD-10 code to profile and discuss practice applications of the code, as well as pertinent guideline reminders.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver Checklist Checklist Aims to Help Stabilize State Health Insurance Markets for 2018 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new information to help states seek waivers from requirements in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The new tool is intended to…
CMS published three informative resources to guide eligible clinicians participating in Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017: a factsheet on MIPS participation, another on MIPS data reporting for clinical improvement activities, and a list of qualified registries available for reporting MIPS data.
As part of the new coding format for our newsletter, RT Welter is excited to offer you a new surgery coding series in which we want to help you! The 2nd week of every month we will highlight a complicated surgical case. This week we are highlighting a general surgery case. We want to hear from you! If you have a complicated surgery case and need help with coding, please upload the operative note by clicking on the link below. Remember to remove ALL patient protected health information and organization identifiers. RT Welter will not use any medical records submitted in which PHI is not removed and protected.
The Department recognizes some providers have had difficulties submitting claims during the transition to the new claims payment system (the Colorado interChange). In an effort to ensure providers are appropriately paid for services to our members, we are temporarily changing the limit for timely filing.
Modifier 25 landed itself on both private payer and the OIG hit lists again this year for overuse and blatant misuse leading to millions in overpayments – and everyone wants their money back! Applying Modifier 25 incorrectly can cost your practice tens of thousands of dollars! Understanding this modifier’s appropriate application can be very tricky.
Republicans and the Trump administration are reported to be close to amending the health care proposal on overhauling Obamacare.
RT Welter & Associates is excited to present our helpful career advancing tips and strategies to sharpen the skills prospective employers look for in a coder! I’m sure you’ve all heard the old adage: Practice makes perfect! As simple as it sounds, most of us don’t make or take the time to adequately practice, especially when approaching a new project, subject or task. It takes an incredible amount of hours to master a subject…10,000 hours to be exact!
One of the best life lessons I ever learned is always hire higher! Hire people better than yourself! Some managers are intimidated to do this, thinking they may be replaced, they may lose control, etc. If that could happen it will anyway! Always recruit and hire people better and when possible more knowledgeable than yourself!