Belinda Caballero, MBA, CPC Medical Billing, Coding, and Collections Specialist, BC Medical Billing, LLC Tell us a little bit about how you got into coding, what you’ve done during your coding career, and where you work now.  I always knew I wanted to work in the medical field; I just wasn’t sure which aspect I ...
Don’t get caught without accurate documentation as OIG and health plans look at prolonged services. When reporting prolonged services, it’s important for providers, coders, and billers to know the documentation and code selection facts to ensure proper payment. The Basics of Prolonged Services  Prolonged service codes 99354-99357 are used when a physician or other qualified ...
In 2000, my husband challenged me to go back to school and get a degree. I didn’t think I could go back after so long (30+ years), so I looked at courses I could take at home. I was working in an ophthalmologist’s office at the time and was intrigued with coding. I talked to ...
In CMS
May 18th, 2017
Payers and practices are getting a second chance to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model from 2018 to 2022. The four regions selected for CPC+ Round 2 are: Louisiana (statewide) Nebraska (statewide) North Dakota (statewide) New York (Greater Buffalo Region: Erie and Niagara counties) Eligible practices located in these regions may apply ...
In July 2003, I entered into the world of medical billing and coding, and worked from home for six years. Unsure of what it truly meant, I accepted a part-time job doing charge entry and payment posting. Three years later, I accepted a position in a growing medical practice doing daily charge posting and denials. ...