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2018 CPT Code Changes

Written By: Toni Elhoms, CCS, CPC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer Director of Coding/Compliance Consulting Services It’s that time of the year again! The new 2018 CPT code changes took effect January 1st. Understanding the myriad of upcoming changes is crucial to obtaining the proper reimbursement for your services! The changes for 2018 address a number of…


Transitional Care Management (TCM) Services

There is a lot of confusion surrounding reporting for transitional care management (TCM) services. CPT offers the following options to report TCM services: 99495 – Transitional Care Management services with the following required elements: communication (direct contact, telephone, electronic) with the patient and/or caregiver within 2 business days of discharge; medical decision making of at least…


Happy Thanksgiving from RT Welter

All of us at RT Welter, would like to wish our clients, families and friends a Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for the relationships we have formed and for your continued to support of RT Welter. In observance of the holiday, we will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd to give our employees the opportunity to spend…


Providers Take Note: These Simple Strategies Will Improve Billing, Patient Satisfaction

Unfortunately, many healthcare providers are missing out on things like electronic billing, email capture. A new survey by the Medical Group Management Association suggests providers, especially hospitals, are missing out on key areas to improve when it comes to patient billing, payments and satisfaction. The Digital Payments Progress report, a product of a partnership with…