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Practices have to get tougher about patient collections in this era of high-deductible plans. Here are a few collection strategies that can reduce this potential headache.
Set Your ICD-10 Goals for 2016
The ICD-10 transition will continue into the next year for practices. Here are some tips you’ll need to take in 2016.
Train Staff to Address ICD-10 Related Coder Shortage
With a dearth of coders thanks to the ICD-10 transition, some practices find that training current staff is the best way to get good coders.
9 Tips for Surviving after the ICD-10 Grace Period Ends
While the ICD-10 grace period was relevant to only CMS, there is still work to be done. Here are nine steps practices can take to ensure post Oct. 1, they are ready.
Understanding Global Billing in a Group Practice
This month's coding questions tackle whether physicians in the same group practice in the same specialty have to bill as a single doctor.
Can an Attending Physician Attest to an NP Consult?
In the world of coding, here's why an attending physician is not really allowed to attest to an NP consult. Also, what are comparative billing reports?
Coding for Distraught Psychiatric Patients
Can you code when a patient is so distraught an appropriate history cannot be obtained, nor can a mental status exam be performed?
Vaccine Coding for Patients 19 and Older
How to institute vaccine administration codes for patients who are older than 19 years of age. Also, guidance on follow-up codes in electronic billing.
Take Our Quiz on Medical Claims Processing and Denials
How much of an effect did the ICD-10 coding change have on claims processing? RemitDATA presents this quiz on Oct. 2015 claims information.
Test Your Medical Claims Knowledge
Take a quiz on CPT codes, denials, CARCs, and other medical claims information, using data from the first quarter of 2015 provided by RemitDATA.
Medical Billing and Collections Quiz
Test your patient collections knowledge with our interactive quiz, featuring claims and denial data from RemitDATA from the fourth quarter of 2014.
ICD-10 Preparation: 3 Tips for Early 2015
With the ICD-10 transition on the horizon, medical practices need to start preparing. Here are three tips to start with when the calendar flips to 2015.
ICD-10 Poll Reveals Few Problems in Transition
Despite all the hoopla surrounding ICD-10, nearly half the practices polled by Physicians Practice had no problems in transitioning to the new code set.
15 Funny Fall ICD-10 Codes
Fall brings a new set of activities that may require new ICD-10 codes at your practice. Here's a list of 15 possible – and funny – autumn injuries.
Top 10 ICD-10 Diagnostic Codes from Oct. 1
Curious about the top ICD-10 codes being used by your peers? Here's a short list provided by EHR vendor Practice Fusion.
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