In Billing
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. ...
In Billing
Aug 7th, 2018
In a time when many scoff at the potential of being levied steep penalties for violation of HIPAA rules, a judge just upheld a fine that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued in 2017 for Texas-based MD Anderson’s use of unencrypted devices. This penalty is stiff and says that you cannot just ...
In Billing
Jun 28th, 2018
Effective July 2, CMS-1500 hard copy claims should not list the same ICD-10-CM diagnosis code twice within item 21. Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) MACs have been instructed to return these claims as unprocessable. Here’s Why Medicare is implementing systems changes to ensure that all Part B 837 coordination of benefits/Medicare ...
In Billing
May 17th, 2018
How much do you charge your patients or their designated third parties for medical records?  Better take a look and check your state laws, the General Accounting Office (GAO) just turned their eagle eyes on how much it costs patients and others to access records. Medical Records Study Thanks to the 21st Century Cures Act, the GAO ...
Manage your business associates to ensure HIPAA compliance. Most healthcare providers rely on an array of vendors, subcontractors, and partners in their pursuit to treat and care for patients. How you manage those relationships, and how your business associates safeguard the patient information you send them, can affect not only patient privacy, but also the ...