In Coding
Apr 1st, 2021
Make sure your practice’s billing for communication technology-based services is compliant before the OIG comes calling. For providers billing communication technology-based services (CTBS) with no video capabilities — that is, an audio-only phone call — the coding options are either virtual check-ins or telephone e-visits. Many practices have misinterpreted the guidelines and have been billing ...
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2021
Know when to use remote physiologic monitoring codes and what to look out for when you do. Along with accelerating the adoption of telehealth and telemedicine, the COVID-19 pandemic has also seen increased implementation of remote physiologic monitoring (RPM). That means coders documenting patients with conditions such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, or chronic obstructive pulmonary ...
Part three: Learn the ins and outs of remittance processing, denials, and patient collections. Successful and efficient revenue cycle management (RCM) is key for all healthcare organizations, both large and small, to keep their doors open and continue to provide service to patients. In this three-part series, we broke down RCM into various components and ...
Alternatives to opioids bring conventional and complementary approaches together to manage chronic pain. Despite recent advances in our understanding, diagnosis, and pain management, a pain crisis exists, particularly in the case of chronic pain, which remains a significant national public health problem. In the face of an escalating opioid crisis, at least 100 million people ...
In Billing
Apr 1st, 2021
Know how to differentiate modifiers 58, 78, and 79 to ensure proper reimbursement for all procedures performed. Modifiers convey important information about a claim and can directly affect reimbursement. But choosing the most appropriate modifier can be confusing — especially when two or more modifiers have similar descriptors. Modifiers 58, 78, and 79 are all ...