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Issue #6 - February 6, 2013

Coding/Billing Tips and Resources

Report Presurgical H&P with Caution

History and physicals before surgery can be potholes in the road for reimbursement if reported incorrectly. Watch the circumstances under which the physical is performed to prevent a fiscal flat tire.

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Manage Collections to Get What's Earned

Controlling patient collections is difficult. Collecting co-payments, deductibles, and self-pay amounts up front makes a huge difference, but there are still times when patients owe money. Sending statement after statement gets expensive. How do you know when to write off the amount as non-collectable or turn the account over to a collection agency?

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2013 Psychotherapy Codes Better Describe Care: Part 2
By Cindy Harms, M.Ed., CPC-I, CPC-H

Sweeping changes to psychotherapy CPT® codes mean a fresh way to report changing modes of care, but they also mean new requirements must be documented and reported for the first time in many years.

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In This Issue
Presurgical H&P
Manage Collections
Psychotherapy Codes


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