In Billing
Sep 13th, 2019
Incident-to billing for advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, etc.) has been available to limited license practitioners since 1998. And the rules for what is required to bill incident-to are clearly defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Yet, this privilege, which enables a limited license ...
In Coding
Sep 9th, 2019
In a world of uncertainty, one thing medical coders can count on is ICD-10-CM yearly updates. It’s already that time of year again when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases the ICD-10-CM code update for next year. Familiarizing yourself with the changes that go into effect Oct. 1 will help you capture ...
Emergency response and management are of great significance for reducing the financial and psychological burdens associated with healthcare delivery. Rapid urbanization, aging infrastructure, scarcity of resources, and population explosion have put a significant strain on the existing emergency response and management system. From natural disasters to the management of comorbid conditions, such as ...
Do your healthcare workers have what it takes to excel in a consumer-driven marketplace? The landscape of healthcare organizations is changing dramatically. In recent years, the concept of healthcare consumerism has gained significant traction with health systems, hospitals, and medical practices. Healthcare consumerism is a “movement that advocates patients’ involvement in their own healthcare dec...
Communicating with patients about their medical bills doesn’t have to be a lesson in patience. “But my insurance says they’ll pay for it if you change the code!” That’s probably not what the payer said, but it’s what the patient heard. Patients’ out-of-pocket expenses are at an all-time high, causing them to scrutinize their medical ...