Jun 1st, 2011
With some fancy footwork, you can avoid stepping on the wrong person’s toes. By Shreka D. Rogers, CPC, CMRS Coding and billing are not the tango. It is, however, a well-choreographed dance that billers and coders must perform to remain compliant while keeping physicians satisfied with their reimbursement. And with tougher federal regulations, reimbursement is ...
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Feb 1st, 2010
A group effort recoups the most money for your physician. By Shreka D. Rogers, CPC, CMRS Physicians expect to be paid for the services they provide; however, the reality today is many physicians receive only 35 cents per dollar for performed procedures. Accordingly, accurate coding and a skilled patient accounting staff must work together to ...
May 1st, 2009
By Shreka Rogers, CPC, CCP In an environment of declining physician reimbursement, practices are wise to capture every legitimate opportunity to improve payments. Modifier 22 Increased procedural services can enhance compensation, but it is best applied sparingly, and only when documentation supports a truly extraordinary service. Years ago, an extremely astute and gifted surgeon opined ...