Data from 20 million appointments by SolutionReach was analyzed to gain insight into the optimum time for practice managers and their staffs to successfully remind patients about their upcoming appointments.  The data showed that a reminder sent immediately after making the appointment has little effect on the patient arriving for the appointment. Remind at 3 ...
I do a lot of mentoring and networking. And as a result, I hear from newly-certified coders, who have their CPC-A  and who are having trouble finding a job because most employers are looking for people who have experience. It feels like a Catch-22 because a new coder can’t get experience to have experience for ...
In Audit
Mar 6th, 2019
If  you receive Additional Documentation Requests (ADR) from a Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) and others, here are some tips  to respond most effectively. Additional Documentation Request Success Isn’t that Hard CGS  Administrators, a MAC and Durable Medicare Administrative Contractor (DMAC) with a presence in 38 states, offers helpful tips in their ADR process.  ADRs may ...
Feb 26th, 2019
Using the right code books is essential to your success on your AAPC exam. Among all the code books out there, we recommend AAPC’s. Here are seven reasons why using AAPC’s ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and HCPCS Level II code books will help you on your certification exam: Made for Your Examination – AAPC’s code books are ...
In Billing
Feb 25th, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a policy change modification to the claims processing logic for Modifier 59 Distinct procedural service (and the optional patient-relationship modifiers XE, XS, XP, and XU) on February 15, 2019. These modifiers are only processed when applied to the Column 2 code in a bundled pair, per Correct ...