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!
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.