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Know Your Payer Representatives

Do you know the payer representatives? Find out who they are and develop a relationship! Usually there is someone assigned to you. Invite them to drop in for lunch. They are not the enemy and very often a good relationship can pay big dividends when you need help with a problem claim, or when it…


The Doc Fix

The US Senate has recessed without taking up the Doc Fix We were so close to finally doing away with the SGR (Sustainable Growth Rate) calculation which has held good medical care hostage year after year. The House of Representatives sent through a bi-partisan bill to the Senate, the President was ready to sign, and the…


Cash Pay Service Reminders

Ask your patients if they have a cafeteria plan at work. Money has to be spent by the end of the year! Keep track and start sending out cash pay service reminders mid October. Stay tuned for more Todd’s Tips! About R. Todd Welter • MS, CPC Founder and President of RT Welter & Associates…


Transparency In Referrals

A major problem we have in health care today is transparency. Add to your referral process —(I hear the groan). Ask those you are referring to what their charge AND acceptable payment will be. You will be interested to see the reaction, and answer. Stay tuned for more Todd’s Tips! About R. Todd Welter •…


Winter Blues

F32.0 — Major depressive disorder, single episode, mild
F33.1 — Seasonal depressive disorder, recurrent, moderate
F43.21 — Adjustment disorder with depressed mood


Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

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…