Basics of Preventive Care Preventive care helps detect or prevent serious diseases and medical problems before they can become major. Annual check-ups, immunizations, and flu shots, as well as certain tests and screenings, are a few examples of preventive care. This may also be called routine care. While coding, you need to understand the difference […]
Preventive Medicine Services Coding Guidelines
ICD-10 Codes for Myocardial Infarction (Type 1 and Type 2)
Myocardial Infarction has defined six types of MI. The two most commonly encountered are type 1 (primarily due to CAD) and type 2 (primarily due to myocardial supply/demand mismatch). For these two types, MI is defined as myocardial necrosis identified by a rise and/or fall of cardiac biomarkers to or from a level greater than […]
Chiropractors coding updates in 2021
It has been witnessed that the demand for chiropractic care is increasing owing to a combined treatment for numerous musculoskeletal conditions. Chiropractors practice different techniques in order to lower pain, boost function, and improve mobility in the body. Nevertheless, there are particular codes and billing guidelines to identify such kinds of services. With the help […]
10 Tips to Reduce Claim Rejections
A rejected claim contains one or more errors found before the claim was processed. Errors will prevent the insurance company from paying and the rejected claim is returned to the biller to be corrected. A rejected claim may be the result of a clerical error or a mismatched procedure and an ICD code. A rejected […]
Improved Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Guidelines
ICD-10-CM implementation brought several significant changes to the OCG (Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting) with regard to Chapter 9 (Diseases of the Circulatory System) I.C.9.e Acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Preparing yourself for coding updates based on MI type is not sufficient. You also must learn how to apply these new codes using OGC for […]
How to Increase Patient Collection Percentage for Your Facility?
When outstanding patient balances grow out of control, your practice may feel there’s no option but to place them in the hands of a collection agency. Putting debt professionals in charge is the best way to get your payment… right? Not always. Physicians and practice managers often resort too quickly to the services of a […]
Murphy signed Out-of-Network Healthcare Billing Law in New Jersey
Governor Phil Murphy on August 30th, 2018 signed a bill that ended the decade-long battle to address the issue of the cost and impact of expensive medical bills for residents in the state. In a statement, Gov. Murphy said, “Today, we are closing the loophole and reigning in excessive out-of-network costs to prevent residents from […]
Why you should tread carefully when using modifiers -25 and -59 in Urology Billing?
The Urological Supplies Local Coverage Determination (LCD) provides for the use of modifiers with each submitted HCPCS code to indicate whether the applicable payment criteria are met KX modifier and to provide other information related to coverage and/or liability (GA, GZ and GY modifiers) when the policy criteria are not met. This article reviews the […]
How to get started in nursing home optometry?
Optometric Practice in the nursing home setting is not always very glamorous; however, there are many reasons optometrists might want to consider adding this specialty to their practice arsenal due to tremendous need. This is a common question among new grads due to the changing landscape of healthcare along with the disruptive forces and entities […]
OIG’S VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE TO MEDICAL BILLING COMPANIES
Health care providers are relying on billing companies to a greater degree in assisting them in processing claims in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations. Additionally, health care professionals are consulting with billing companies to provide timely and accurate advice with regard to reimbursement matters, as well as overall business decision-making. As a result, the […]