Author "John Aaron"

By John Aaron
In Billing
Apr 1st, 2022
Comments Off on Nuances of the No Surprises Act
Don’t let this 2022 regulation catch your organization off guard. Born out of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 of the 116th Congress, the No Surprises Act (NSA) should be called anything but that. My opinion, of course! Unless you’re an attor...
By John Aaron
May 1st, 2015
Comments Off on Quick Tip: MRSA Coding
Focus on Reporting as Hospitals Avoid Infections Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an infection caused by a certain strain of staph bacteria resistant to common antibiotics. Individuals are more prone to acquire MRSA while in the ...
By John Aaron
Aug 1st, 2014
Comments Off on Informed Patients Are More Likely to Meet Financial Obligations
H.R. 1767, better known as the Medical Debt Responsibility Act of 2013, was supposed to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to require credit reporting agencies to delete medical debt within 45 days of payment or settlement; however, like similar b...
By John Aaron
Dec 1st, 2012
Comments Off on AVOID DENIALS when Reporting Unlisted Services and Procedures
When submitting claims involving unlisted services or procedures, you may experience claim denials routinely, even when special reports are included. Very often, you can avoid these denials by knowing your payers’ specific requirements. For example, s...
By John Aaron
Jul 23rd, 2012
Comments Off on Secondary Insurance Policies Can Confuse Your Patients
It is 9:30 a.m. when the call comes in. The man on the line has received a bill for physical therapy services he received a month prior. He has a complaint: “Why did I receive this bill? I have insurance.” The biller explains, “We billed your insuranc...