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ASC Medical billing and coding: The fastest growing Healthcare service!

The Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) as a healthcare service market has grown rapidly in recent years. As insurance limitations get more stringent and health costs increasing by the day, more and more people are now turning to the outpatient facilities … Continue reading

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How to use Modifier 25 Accurately for Medicare

Modifier 25 is used when a minor procedure (one with a 0- or 10-day global period) and a significant and separately identifiable evaluation and management (E/M) service are performed during the same session or day. Modifier 25 (significant, separately identifiable … 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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What Rules the Roost in Healthcare Organizations: Financial Stability or Patient Care?

“Propensity to be fascinated by both the extremities should scrupulously be avoided, and thought must be given to finding an ideal balance between Financial Stability and Patient Care” Unlike Public or Community Healthcare centers, which are funded and run by … Continue reading

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The Relevance of Using Perfect Modifiers in Medical Claims

The overlapping nature of certain medical procedures is such that it is impossible to report them with CPT codes alone. Although CPT coding has grown to be comprehensive enough to cover breakthrough procedures over the years, yet, physicians are not … Continue reading

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