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The E/M Coding Calculator is a resource designed to assist providers with appropriate code selection for evaluation and management services. This tool is a simplified version of the Novitas auditor’s instructions, and can be used as a guide to understand the evaluation and management coding and documentation guidelines. Page One includes a snapshot of the…Details
Ask your patients if they have an HSA (Health Savings Account)! They will appreciate your inquiry. Keep track of those patients and run HSA specials! Have HSA specials on cash pay services at slow volume times. A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged medical savings account available to taxpayers in the United States who…Details
Healthcare professionals that work with coded data on a daily basis were well represented in the US House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing, titled “Examining ICD-10 Implementation,” which took place Wednesday morning in Washington, DC. ICD-10 Congressional Hearing Panelists Debate Implementation Myths, Industry Impact, and Readiness With panelists representing those both…Details
Hospitals will have to speed up changes in how well they treat Medicare patients or face lower payments under plans announced Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS hopes to tie 30% of traditional Medicare payments to quality or value through what are known as “alternative payment models” by the end of…Details
Collect co-pays at the time of service—It costs way to much to do so via the usual billing A/R process. When a patient comes in and has a co–payment, deductible, coinsurance—collectively called cost share—or you know through the pre–certification process that the patient will have a deductible collected at the time of service, it imperative…Details
Z68.35 — Body mass index (BMI) 35.0-35.9, adult R03.0 — Elevated blood-pressure reading, without diagnosis of hypertension F17.210 — Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, uncomplicated F10.129 — Alcohol abuse with intoxication, unspecified In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with…Details
The new CPT changes take effect January 1st. Understanding the new codes is crucial to obtaining the proper reimbursement for your services while also staying compliant with current coding and billing requirements. The changes for 2015 address a number of interrelated issues. Clinical practice has evolved and several issues required CPT clarification. CPT 2015 offers…Details