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Telehealth Services: As of 2017, many payers are now legally required to reimburse providers of various specialties for telehealth services. Billing and Coding reimbursement rules for telemedicine can be extremely cumbersome. Follow these compliance tips and the financial impact for your practice can be significant: Clinical documentation must support the following: the provider is rendering…Details
Check out this reminder from CMS about Medicare and the social security number initiative, as well as tips and links to where you can learn more about the announcement. As you know, beginning in April 2018, CMS will start mailing Medicare cards with new Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) to all people with Medicare. The MBI will…Details
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! What are they exactly? And why are they so crucial to landing your dream job? Soft skills are used synonymously with interpersonal skills and are always in high demand. These are typically skills that are more social than technical like standard job-related requirements. Soft skills include a broad range of areas – here are just a few examples: communication, executive presence, gravitas, relationship-building, decisiveness, self-motivation, leadership, team work, creativity, and resiliency. Employers desire candidates with strong soft skills as these skills are invaluable to the success of any business and are imperative to fostering a dynamic workplace.Details
The Republican Health Bill financial analysis will reveal whether or not the bill will miss required targets, and ultimately determine if the House will have to redo the vote. House Republicans are waiting anxiously for a new financial estimate on their Obamacare repeal proposal that could force them into a do-over on the bill they…Details
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver Checklist Checklist Aims to Help Stabilize State Health Insurance Markets for 2018 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new information to help states seek waivers from requirements in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The new tool is intended to…Details
CMS published three informative resources to guide eligible clinicians participating in Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017: a factsheet on MIPS participation, another on MIPS data reporting for clinical improvement activities, and a list of qualified registries available for reporting MIPS data.Details