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.
You Should Worry about Medical Coding Guidelines Changing
E&M coding guidelines are finally changing after 20 years, but don't celebrate yet. These changes may be worrisome to practices
11 Common Coding Questions (and Their Answers)
Inaccurate billing and coding can have a direct and negative impact on a practice's bottom line. What are some common coding queries?
Coding E&M for Preventive Services
This month's coding column looks at whether or not you can count addressing routine chronic conditions without a change in plan of care as E&M.
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.
Upcoding vs. Downcoding: Know the Difference
"Upcoding" means reporting a higher-level service or procedure or a more complex diagnosis, than is supported by medical necessity, medical facts, or the provider's documentation.
New Versus Established; Split/Shared E&M; 92060 Requirements
Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding new versus established patients; split/shared E&M; 92060 requirements; and same-day admit/discharge.
Problem Focused Exam; Scribe Services
Our coding expert discusses coding for unspecified diagnosis at the time of encounter; a problem-focused exam; and scribe services.
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