Although challenges remain, advancing technology allows providers to better care for their remote patients. Telemedicine is expanding, and current studies and research support its effectiveness. Despite some challenges, high rates of patient and provider satisfaction have been the norm. Knowing the pros and cons of delivering healthcare via telemedicine can help you decide whether it’s ...
Save time and make money by updating your payment processes. For many healthcare practitioners, collecting patient payments is a challenge. Using the proper tools, however, healthcare practitioners can implement streamlined payment acceptance practices to better sustain their business. Don’t Leave Money on the Table when Billing According to a study from global management firm McKinsey ...
It’s all in how you dissect the operative report. Many coders struggle with coding operative reports because there are so many guidelines and policies that affect code selection. The process is easier when you break it into seven steps: Review the header of the report. Review the CPT® codebook (start in the Index). Review the ...
Maximize revenue cycle profits by watching bundling. Becoming knowledgeable about National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) policies and edits may be the difference between having a profitable revenue cycle or placing your facility at risk for denials. In recent years, NCCI policies and edits have become key factors in outpatient facility and professional claims denials. You ...
Proper reporting of modifier 99 and modifier sequencing will get your physician paid. Modifier 99 Multiple modifiers doesn’t get a lot of attention — maybe because it’s rarely needed — but knowing when to apply it can make the difference in getting a claim paid. Refer to CPT® Guidance Appendix A — Modifiers tells us: ...