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.
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?
Making Coding Work for Your Practice
Experts share their advice on how to ensure coding is done properly at your practice, through focusing on common codes and more.
Coding Questions on TCM Services, Code 99358
Coding expert Bill Dacey answers your latest coding questions, including an inquiry on how to bill for TCM services.
Coding for Elderly Patients and Interactive Complexity
This month's coding questions tackle depression screens on elderly patients and coding for interactive complexity.
Meeting Medicare Requirements to Report Telehealth Services
Using telehealth services? Here are the basics on reporting this to Medicare, in order to get properly paid.
Incident-to Coding: Physician vs. Non-physician Provider
In this month's coding column, we also feature answers to prolonged services codes and orthopedic ICD-10 codes.
Transitional Care Management: Coding and Documentation in Brief
Everything you want to know about coding a transitional care management encounter, including what services are included.
11 Ways Physicians Can Stay Active
With medicine's increased demands and time constraints, doctors are less likely to practice the healthy lifestyle they preach to patients.
ICD-10 Coding Questions Answered
For this month's coding column, we get a few ICD-10 specific questions on BMI and well child visits.
Post ICD-10 Grace Period, Practices Coding Faster
A new infographic from RemitDATA reveals practices have seen improvements in processing speed, denials, and more since the end of the ICD-10 grace period.
Coding for Telemedicine Visits
This month's coding column: What do physicians have to know about coding for telemedicine visits?
Out to the Ball Game: Clinicians' Favorite Sports
In honor of March Madness, we asked our editorial advisory board to tell us which sports they loved to watch on TV.
Coding for a Patient That's Not Present
This month's coding column: An elderly patient's grown daughter comes in for an office visit without the patient, is there a code for that?
Coding for Moderate Sedation is Different in 2017
Revised codes and coding guidelines for 2017 completely change reporting for moderate sedation services. Here's what you have to know.
Independent Physicians Struggle to Get Paid Equally
The 2016 Physicians Practice Fee Schedule Survey reveals how much more employed docs get paid than independent physicians for certain CPT codes.
5 Specialties with the Highest Denial Rate in 2016
A new infographic from RemitDATA reveals which five specialties and five procedures had the highest denial rate in 2016, as well as the five most common reasons why.
2016 Fee Schedule Survey Results
What do practices get paid for common codes? The results to the 2016 Fee Schedule Survey, featuring more than 1,100 respondents from across the country, provide the answers.
The Most Significant Update to the 2017 CPT Manual
This month's coding column is on the biggest change to the 2017 CPT manual and billing related to depression and alcohol misuse screening.
Five Documentation Tips that Reduce Audit Risk
It's never been more important to make sure your medical record documentation is complete, accurate, and complies with federal guidelines.
When Payers Underpay You: What is Your Recourse?
Do you trust insurance companies to pay you properly and according to contract requirements? If so, review your EOBs from your payers, today.
Get Serious About Coding Compliance in 2017
It's time to get serious about your compliance plan for improper coding and billing issues and overpayments. Here are five actions to take.
Who Can Bill Advanced Care Planning Codes?
This month's coding column is about whether or not one or more physicians of different specialties can bill the advanced care planning codes.
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.
Five Often-Overlooked Areas of Medical Practice Risk
Physicians are first concerned with treating patients. But they are also business owners. It is a mistake not to review potential areas of risk.
Coding Questions: Collecting Copays from Annual Exams
What are the rules when it comes to completing chart notes after the time of service? Can doctors charge a copay for an annual exam?
As ICD-10 Enters Year Two, Practices Reflect on Transition
It's been one year since ICD-10 has come into effect. How did practices deal with the transition and what's next?
Correct Coding for Vaccine Administration
CPT designates six codes to report vaccine administration. Here's how to make sure you are reporting the correct service and conditions.
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?
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