In Billing
Apr 10th, 2018
As consumers, we expect price transparency. That is, we expect to know the price of something, before we commit to buying it. For example, every big-box store clearly lists the prices of every item it sells, from laundry detergent to flat screen TVs. Restaurant menus tell you how much a burger and fries, quinoa salad, ...
In Billing
Apr 9th, 2018
Effective April 30, four HCPCS Level II codes for certain durable medical equipment (DME) will no longer require prior authorization. If your medical office or facility sells or rents DME, it’s time to update your list. Master List Agenda The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule in the March 30 Federal Register to ...
Coding thoughts for closed treatment of fractures without manipulation Coding closed treatment of fractures without manipulation can be a challenge. To ensure your coding results in proper reimbursement for the services rendered, let’s review fracture types, applicable codes, and the work they represent. Fracture Treatment Isn’t One Size Fits All When a patient is initially ...
Factor in the pros and cons of each to make an educated decision for your practice. If you are wondering whether your provider should be in or out of network with certain insurance plans, take a deep breath and remember: It’s different for every practice, so weigh the pros and cons. Out-of-Network Insurance Providers may ...
Make a point to learn drug coverage and payer requirements for billing. It’s essential not to confuse vaccine injections with injectable medications. Injectable medications, for example, are reported with HCPCS Level II codes and vaccines are reported with CPT® codes. But that’s not all: In many instances, injectable medications require prior authorization — and the ...