Tag Archives: EHR

General Coding Guidelines for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that involves abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile or porous bones. Without appropriate treatment, osteoporosis can worsen. As bones get weaker and thinner, the potential risk for fractures increases. Documentation is very important … Continue reading

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Appropriate Use of Modifiers XE, XP, XS, XU, or 59

Modifier 59 is the most widely used HCPCS modifier. This modifier is associated with considerable misuse and high levels of manual audit activity, leading to reviews, appeals, and even civil fraud and abuse cases. The introduction of four ‘X’ subset … Continue reading

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How accurate you can use Modifier 58 in Medical Billing?

The modifier 58 is defined by CPT as “staged or related procedure or service by the same physician during the post-operative period.” It may be necessary to indicate that the performance of a procedure or service during the postoperative period … Continue reading

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Increasing Your Practice Revenue by Adding New Patients Using SEO

As we all know, in the current age of the internet, having a website for your practice is a must. But if your website is not properly optimized then you would fall behind the competition.  SEO stands for ‘search engine … Continue reading

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Using Modifier 59 (Distinct Procedural Service) Effectively

When used appropriately, coding modifiers help practices code appropriately and collect revenue to which they’re entitled. The key here is -when used appropriately. A modifier should never be used just to get higher reimbursement or to get paid for a … Continue reading

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Have Your Patients Got New MBI (Medicare Beneficiary Identifier)?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is mailing the new Medicare cards with the MBI in phases by geographic location. There are 3 ways you and your office staff can get MBIs: Ask your Medicare patients: Ask your … Continue reading

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3 ways for health care providers to get patients’ MBIs

Medicare has come up with a new revelation this time. It is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. The initiative from Medicare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will help prevent the fraud, fight identity … Continue reading

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