Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on 30th March 2020 issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. CMS sets and enforces essential quality and safety standards for the nation’s healthcare system, and […]
U.S. Healthcare System Addressing COVID-19 Patient Surge
Modifier 50 Fact Sheet
Modifier 50 applies to bilateral procedures performed on both sides of the body during the same operative session. When a procedure is identified by the terminology as bilateral or unilateral, the 50 modifiers are not reported. If a procedure is authorized for the 150 percent payment adjustment for bilateral procedures (payment policy indicator 1), the […]
Avoid the Top 10 Modifier Mistakes – Modifier 79
Matching CPT code with an ICD 10 code, would seem to be a very straightforward process but there are always variations/exceptions to everything. Sometimes, there are related services that the physician is performing, global periods to contend with, etc. Modifiers will clarify extenuating circumstances, which should allow for payment when they otherwise may not. That […]
Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Tips To Shorten The Claim Length
Revenue cycle management (RCM) is the commercial process that uses medical billing software, which healthcare facilities use to track patient care episodes from registration and appointment scheduling to the final payment of a balance. In simple terms, it refers to the process of tracking the payments for the services rendered at a provider’s office, from […]
How To Explore Untapped Potential Of Your Practice?
Today, the majority of deaths worldwide are due to four noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and respiratory diseases; most of these deaths are potentially preventable. Four sets of behaviors contribute to the high and growing burden of noncommunicable disease: consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and highly processed foods, as well as […]
Guiding Principles Every Physicians Should Know About Patient Environment
Not to be confused with traditional ideas of patient care, patient-centered care pushes the boundary of healthcare to create systems and processes that are truly custom-made to enhance the health, well being, and treatment plans for both health professionals and patients. Recently, the Mountain State Healthcare Alliance (MSHA) received the 2012 National Healthcare Award from […]
Vital Elements to Lookout in an Optometry Billing and Coding Company
The job of an Optometrist is multifaceted; you have to take care of a wide range of activities happening in your facility. Along with the daily chores of overlooking patient eyesight, revenue management of the practice is another time-consuming activity, which if not handled properly by your accounts department may lead to a serious financial […]
Assess Your Wound Care Codes and Get Reimbursed Till the Last Cent
How Technology Could Affect Wound Care Billing In Future?
Technology is changing the face of all industries, including health and medicine. From novel and pain-free ways of diagnosing illnesses and preventing them before going out of control, technology is assisting in treating life-threatening diseases too with improved techniques. For e.g. tablet-sized robots can be sent inside the body, capable of taking multi-dimensional pictures while […]
What Medical Billing Resolutions Should Be Followed For Your Medium – Sized Practice?
It has become imperative in this ever-changing healthcare environment to focus on a medical billing practice’s financial health. In the case of small and medium-sized practices, ancillary services are added, but the best way to increase revenue is by focusing on efficiency. Some Billing Suggestions For Medium-Sized Practices Are: Patient Collections: This must be a […]