Use the next two years to prepare for new documentation guidelines and payment rates. On Nov. 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule final rule significant changes to documentation requirements and reimbursement for evaluation and management (E/M) office visits (CPT® 99201-99215). The most significant changes ...
Jan 3rd, 2019
AAPC credentialed members are obligated to stay current in their profession. To ensure our members keep up with the latest medical coding updates, compliance rules, and government regulations, we require them to earn continuing education units (CEUs). For example, one certification, such as our Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) credential, requires the holder to earn 36 CEUs ...
With a personal, patient-centered practice, you can provide complete, quality and efficient care for your patients. The patient experience encompasses the entire range of interactions that patients have with a healthcare system. Understanding patient experience is key to moving toward patient-centered care and complete healthcare quality. Factor into the Patient Experience The patient experience en...
Medical group shows you how to offset fee-for-service revenue loss by effectively using a pay-for-performance model. The journey toward value in healthcare — increasing your organization’s ability to take on risk by elevating quality of care and reducing costs — is not without bumps in the road. Success often depends on how well you navigate ...
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Sep 10th, 2018
When you remember there is a person at the heart of the balance, situations are resolved without frustration. In a busy private practice, to keep the office working efficiently, the front desk and checkout staff usually do not address billing issues. That’s the medical biller’s responsibility. Here are six tips for those answering billing questions. ...