Jun 12th, 2018
The typical path to becoming a medical coder starts with a recently graduated high school student who is detail-oriented, enjoys healthcare and anatomy, and learning about medical records and the physician revenue cycle. But not all medical coders start out that way. Some people pursue a career in medical coding because there is the potential to work ...
In Coding
Jun 6th, 2018
I received a Bachelor of Science degree and earned a medical laboratory technician diploma in 2001. After my studies, I worked as a lab technician in India. I moved to the United States in 2011. After coming here, I concentrated on my carrier: I passed my American Society of Clinical Pathology international (ASCPi) certificate and ...
Feb 21st, 2018
Sometimes coders are confused when they should apply modifier 58 Staged or Related Procedure or Service by the Same Physician or Other Qualified Health Care Professional During the Postoperative Period and modifier 78 Unplanned Return to the Operating/Procedure Room by the Same Physician or Other Qualified Health Care Professional Following Initial Procedure for a Related Procedure ...
Jul 12th, 2016
As promised, here are a couple more terms that address physician vacancies and the billing nuances associated with them. Reciprocal Billing A reciprocal billing arrangement is one in which one physician agrees to cover another’s physician’s practice on a short-time basis (60 continuous day limit) when the regular physician is absent. This arrangement may be reciprocated (paid ...
In Billing
Jun 3rd, 2016
With today’s busy healthcare environment, the absence of even one provider can have a negative impact on a practice’s ability to provide timely access and quality care to its patients. As a result, some practices seek mechanisms to fill in this gap with another provider. But, sometimes they skip some of the rules that need ...