Mar 7th, 2019
When a physician has a bad experience with a coding agency or past work-at-home employee, it can put a damper on your credibility when seeking their employment or contract work. The key to overcoming this obstacle, according to Melody S. Irvine, CPC, CPB, CEMC, CPC-I, CPMA, CFPC, CMRS, CCS-P, owner of Career Coders, LLC, is ...
Listen carefully and articulate your intentions clearly for better patient care, documentation, and reimbursement. By Lara Heishman, CPC, CEMC, AAPC Fellow Clarity is instrumental to effective communication. Let’s consider what can go wrong when your communication with providers is unclear, and what you can do to be sure your message is heard. When Bad Communication ...
Jan 24th, 2018
It’s the new year and the perfect time to make sure your physician’s practice is productive and compliant, and most importantly that your patients are happy. The way you manage patients, the revenue cycle, technology, staff, and medical records can help your practice’s gears move at maximum efficiency to promote a workflow that makes the ...
When physicians know you are on their side to get services paid, they’ll be happy to work with you. Having a relationship with all your providers — whether they specialize in family practice or brain surgery — is very important. Physicians need to know who you are, and that you’ll do the best job you ...
It can mean the difference between getting paid for services and a hospital eating the cost. If you work in a teaching facility with residents, chances are you’ve had difficulty sorting through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines for proper billing of these services. Things start to make sense, however, if you ...