In CMS
Jun 12th, 2018
Fifty professional societies and healthcare providers wrote a letter to Seema Verma, the secretary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) asking that the agency reimburse three new CPT codes for remote monitoring. Remote Monitoring More than 99091 While expressing their gratitude that the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule includes 99091 Physician/healthcare professional collec...
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 ...
Tips for collecting what is due to your office. By Christy Richards, CPC, CPMA, AAPC Fellow Your practice’s financial well-being depends on reviewing all the parts of your revenue cycle and streamlining the payment process to ensure every opportunity to collect is used. To get you started, here are a few areas that often require ...
Know the impact of this regulation on off-campus hospital departments. Section 603 (Site Neutral Payments Provision) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) reduces Medicare reimbursement for certain off-campus hospital departments by eliminating eligibility for payment under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). With few exceptions, off-campus provider-based departments tha...
Focus on eight areas in the revenue cycle. The key to improving your organization’s bottom line, and to preventing denials, is to focus on the management of the revenue cycle. Denial Management Requires a Comprehensive Approach Successful denial management is more than just following up on denials — it’s preventing them in the first place. ...