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 ...
Become an expert in identifying, correcting, and preventing denials. Denied claims are as common and predictable as having a child spike a fever before a big holiday, and every practice or group finds itself wrestling with corrections and resubmissions. But if you ask AAPC’s Director of Curriculum Katherine Abel, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, AAPC ...
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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 ...