The staff is everything! We cannot do it without them. Our (and your) most valuable asset is the staff, their abilities, their training, their insights, their work ethic. If this is true, why do so many do it so poorly? When we buy a copier, lease space, buy a car, etc. we do research, we ask around, we make comparisons.
An ICD-10 code will be chosen each week to profile from the newsletter that will discuss practice applications of the code as well as pertinent guideline reminders.
TriCare is changing contractors! TriCare’s new carrier/contractor will be Health Net Federal Services. In the process of changing they are re-contracting and re-credentialing the provider network.
“Simply put, when I was starting my practice, I had no idea where to start. RT Welter and Associates provided me with a plan and guided me step by step on how to execute it. Without their experience and aid, I’d still be thinking about it, not doing it! They gave me the hand-holding I needed. Now…
It is still out there alive and well. Don’t take your eye off the ball when it comes to contracting with your payers. Managed Care Contracting is a continual process. It should be done constantly and consistently.
Preoperative Diagnosis: Recurrent colorectal cancer at the anastomotic site.
As you know, the new era of healthcare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought monumental changes and challenges to physician reimbursement and operations—expanded insurance coverage, threats of decreased reimbursement, increased patient cost share, data collection, and payer audits to ensure proper provider coding and documentation are just a few!
AMRS is a good billing company that is very aggressive collecting revenue, and utilizes excellent coding and collections methods to scrutinize the operative report for maximum reimbursement. – Doru Georgescu, MD, Center of Surgical Specialists
Another set of scary acronyms! As with all of these roll outs, take it one step at a time! It is really not scary IF you have been keeping up on coding and documentation and have a reasonably up to date EMR.
Provide insight and guidance on complex and obscure topics in healthcare (Things on the OIG work plan, Modifier 25, Incident To, HCC, etc.)