As you may already know, the ICD-10 deadline has been extended for possibly up to one year. Listen to Todd Welter, president of R.T. Welter & Associates, to discover how often you use ICD-9 codes and to learn how to effectively teach your team the significance of ICD-10.
Todd Welter talks about getting back to the basics for accounts receivable and your processes. Learn what does not work and stop doing it… Ensure each member of your team is playing a significant role in the efficiency of operating your business to run a successful practice.
There is a lot of activity with healthcare reform with healthcare spending 17-18% of the gross domestic product. Listen to Todd Welter talk about the healthcare reform and sustainable growth rate (SGR) method. For more information on how RT Welter & Associates can help your practice, contact us today.
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There is another delay in the works! Looks like October 1, 2014 is now the go-live date. This is bigger than Y2K! Don’t wait to get ready, start working on it now! This change will affect every part of your practice, facility and the relationships you have with ALL you medical provider partners in your medical community.
Medical coding and billing has come a long way over the past 20-plus years and is currently one of the most vital pieces to a smooth-running medical facility. AAPC, which will hold its 20th national conference from April 1 to 4 at the Rio Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, has helped expand the industry since its inception and is always looking to push the industry into the future with hot topics such as ICD-10.
Federal officials are challenging developers to design Web-based applications that use Twitter to track health trends in real time. Health HHS Sponsors Contest For Web App to Identify Local Health Trendsofficials may be able to use knowledge of these trends as an early indicator of emerging health issues and a warning of public health emergencies in a community.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.
RTWelter Managed Care consultants are currently working with national payers to create Episodic Care/Bundled Payment programs. We are currently in the Pilot Project phase and have been given the green light to expand into several different specialties.
Susan Whitney is currently teaching a CPC Certification course here at the classroom facility at RTWelter headquarters. 25 newly minted CPC’s will be ready for the coding universe in the early summer of 2012. We will soon have a CPC Certification Course on-line.