In Coding
Dec 13th, 2018
Know when and how to report fee-for-service obstetric visits. Many obstetric offices charge for obstetric (OB) visits using a global care code. In some cases, however, you may need to report OB visits individually as fee-for-service visits. Let’s review the steps to ensure your providers are hitting all documentation requirements for these services. Step 1: ...
Find your passion and follow it all the way to success. We all deserve to work in a job we love. Preparing yourself for the journey can make all the difference in achieving career success. Find Your Passion Identifying your true passion in the business of healthcare is one of the first steps to realizing ...
In Coding
Dec 13th, 2018
Nearly every section in the code book has updates: The stakes are high that your coding is affected. CPT® 2019 includes 212 new Category I and III codes, 50 revised code descriptors, and 71 deleted codes — plus revised introductory guidelines, and new and revised parenthetical references. Nearly every section of the code book (except ...
Know what payers are looking for in subsequent hospital care claims, and how to give it to them. Medical necessity is the No. 1 consideration when selecting an evaluation and management (E/M) service code. Without medical necessity to support billed services, your practice is put at a serious noncompliance risk. Consider, for example, one payer’s ...
Make sure your practice is billing testing and immunotherapy preparation and provision correctly. Allergy services are on the radar of third-party payer investigation units because they have found that many practices code and bill these services wrong. Similarly, many practices fail to follow the Medicare Part B rules for billing the preparation of the allergy ...