Billing for Loss of Protective Sensation (LOPS)

Loss of Protective Sensation (LOPS) Basics Diabetic sensory neuropathy, or peripheral neuropathy, is the most common factor leading to amputation in people with diabetes. In diabetes, sensory neuropathy is an anatomically diffuse process primarily affecting autonomic and sensory fibers; however, distal motor findings may be present in advanced cases. Long nerves are affected first, with […]

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Tips for Avoiding Podiatry Coding Mistakes in 2020

A person who has dealt with medical coding since long can realize, medical coding is a complex, sometimes illogical, and dynamic. Frustration and medical coding go hand in hand that could lead to declination in revenue performance. A small mistake in medical coding can result in claim rejections and decreased rate of reimbursement. Podiatry coding […]

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PODIATRY BILLING SERVICES GUIDELINES

Podiatry is one of the medical specialties, which concentrates on the diagnosis and treatment of the human feet and ankles. Podiatrists care about different conditions related to the foot such as heel spurs, toenails, fallen arches, foot/ankle injuries, and plantar fasciitis. Services offered by podiatrists should be paid by either insurance companies or the patients […]

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CMS Proposes HCPCS G-codes for Podiatric E/M Visit Payment Scheme

In July 2018, CMS has proposed a major reworking of its evaluation and management (E/M) visit payment scheme to reflect more accurately the resources used in different types of care. They have proposed to create two HCPCS G-codes, HCPCS codes GPD0X (Podiatry services, medical examination, and evaluation with initiation of diagnostic and treatment program, new […]

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Correct Use of Modifiers for Podiatry Services

Improper use of Modifiers for Podiatry Services can be the cause of claim denials just as not using a modifier can be. When using modifiers, make sure you clearly understand what the modifier entails. Sometimes, there are related services that the physician is performing, global periods to contend with, etc. Modifiers will clarify extenuating circumstances, […]

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Are you constantly receiving denial code? Time to outsource podiatry medical billing and coding services

Receiving denial claims is upsetting for both the medical staff and the doctor. It happens often that, that irrespective of how much one takes care of ensuring that everything is in the line and proper there’s still denial codes. When repeated problems occur specifically involving  ICD-9 or CPT codes, instead of looking at the claim […]

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How to redefine Podiatry Billing by setting procedural rules?

Podiatry is the therapeutic strength worried about the determination and treatment of ailments, wounds, and deformities of the human foot. This claim to fame incorporates therapeutic, careful, mechanical, and physical medications of the foot. In that capacity, podiatrist billers are in charge of coding these medications. For each podiatry specialization, there is an equivalent specialization […]

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How can Podiatrists Shift the Preventive Care from Fee-for-service to Value-based Care?

In the rapidly changing healthcare landscape, payers are asking Podiatrists to shift from volume-based care fee for service to a value-based reimbursement structure fee for value with a population health approach. This evolution toward value-based reimbursement benefits the patient, the healthcare provider, and the payer. Value-based reimbursement encourages healthcare providers to deliver the best care […]

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Podiatry Practice Increase Revenue with Outsourced Billing Service

Professional medical billing services try to reach a level of efficiency when it comes to revenue cycle management of podiatry practice because of their exhaustive collection practices, incessant execution of billing tasks, and updated knowledge of prescribed documentation regulations. Podiatry billing like every other specialty billing faces its own set of challenges. Unskilled billing staff […]

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