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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.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
As part of the new coding format for our newsletter, RT Welter is excited to offer you a new surgery coding series in which we want to help you! The 2nd week of every month we will highlight a complicated surgical case. This week we are highlighting a general surgery case. We want to hear from you! If you have a complicated surgery case and need help with coding, please upload the operative note by clicking on the link below. Remember to remove ALL patient protected health information and organization identifiers. RT Welter will not use any medical records submitted in which PHI is not removed and protected.Read More
The Department recognizes some providers have had difficulties submitting claims during the transition to the new claims payment system (the Colorado interChange). In an effort to ensure providers are appropriately paid for services to our members, we are temporarily changing the limit for timely filing.Read More
Modifier 25 landed itself on both private payer and the OIG hit lists again this year for overuse and blatant misuse leading to millions in overpayments – and everyone wants their money back! Applying Modifier 25 incorrectly can cost your practice tens of thousands of dollars! Understanding this modifier’s appropriate application can be very tricky.Read More