In Billing
Jul 18th, 2016
You must accurately document and code chemotherapy administration services to properly bill for the resources and supplies consumed. To ensure that the practice is compensated for the services rendered, be sure to address the following documentation issues that can result in improper charge capture and billing. Proper Documentation of Infusion Start/stop Times Without start and ...
Nov 1st, 2014
Billing relies on documentation to reflect time, resources, and complexity of services accurately. by Janice G. Jacobs, CPA, CPC, CPCO, CCS, ROCC Oncology practices are continually challenged to gain appropriate reimbursement for services performed, resources used, and drugs dispensed. Let’s address potential billing, coding, and documentation problems where lack of understanding can adversely aff...
In Billing
May 1st, 2014
They share their journeys of breast cancer diagnoses. By Freda Brinson, CPC, CPC-H, CEMC, I’d like to share with you the real experiences of two women diagnosed with various types and stages of cancer. I hope you find their true stories insightful and inspiring. Susan Thirty-three-year-old Susan—wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and full-time apartment manager—noticed changes ...
Aug 1st, 2013
Know the full scope of scrutiny when claiming same-day, separately identifiable E/M services. By Tricia Radatz, CPC “Be Aggressive with Same-day E/M and Office Procedures” (June 2012, pages 14-15) explained that billers and coders should fight back when payers incorrectly deny codes appended with modifier 25 Significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management service by the ...
In Coding
Feb 1st, 2013
Tips and tricks for proper drug administration coding. by Amy Lee Smith, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CIA, CRMA If the profuse number of Office of Inspector General (OIG) audits showing improper payments for drug claims submitted to Medicare every year is any indication, it’s safe to say that drug administration coding can get sticky. Proper ...