Coding & Documentation

12 ways practices can improve clean claim ratios

Submission of incomplete or inaccurate claims results in claim denials, delayed payments, and additional work for staff. Here's how you can minimize claim denials and ensure timely payments for your practice.

Coding Q&A: Combining or mixing service types; HCC code capture

July 27, 2020

ByBill Dacey, MBA, MHA, CPC, CPC-I|Drew Boxler

Can multiple services from different providers be mixed or combined and billed together? Also, what are the rules for adding HCC codes at the end of your note?

Class action lawsuits can result from a protected health information data breach

July 23, 2020

ByRachel V. Rose, JD, MBA

Two recent cases, one settled and one just filed, are illustrative of the effects of class actions, which are filed in relation to an underlying data breach involving PHI.

Q&A: Mixing provider types, protocols and payer behavior

July 15, 2020

ByBill Dacey, MBA, MHA, CPC, CPC-I

Can provider types be mixed or combined and billed together? And does standard advice exist for determining telepsychiatry codes for various providers?

The End of an Era: Closing your practice

June 12, 2020

ByEric Butterman

Closing a practice for retirement is a hard decision as it is-here are tips to make closing your doors smoother.

Coding Q&A: Remote examinations

May 20, 2020

ByBill Dacey, MBA, MHA, CPC, CPC-I

A generalized checklist for your planning. 

A physician details his own battle with COVID-19

May 07, 2020

ByChristine Blank

How his experience contracting and recovering from the disease has shaped his perspective.

Coding during the Coronavirus pandemic

March 18, 2020

ByBill Dacey, MBA, MHA, CPC, CPC-I

Remote visits and online E&M services.

Q&A: Medicare screening changes and new E/M service codes

March 06, 2020

ByBill Dacey, MBA, MHA, CPC, CPC-I

Why has Medicare separated depression and alcohol screenings, and will patients incur cost-sharing with new patient portal E&M codes?

2020 Industry Pulse Report: Alignments and Asymmetries

February 14, 2020

ByDrew Boxler

Top 5 takeaways and predictions for healthcare

Q&A: Chronic Care management and consult requirements

February 07, 2020

ByBill Dacey, MBA, MHA, CPC, CPC-I

Documents required for Chronic Care management code 99490 and fulfilling the consult requirement.