Tag Archives: Medicare & Medicaid Services

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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The Changing Landscape of Healthcare Reimbursement in 2012

“As the projection for 2012 forecasts an unprecedented increase in patient population, physicians will have a hard time balancing their time resources between quality medical care and adhering to imposing compliance regimen promulgated by the Federal Healthcare Reforms. Therefore, it … Continue reading

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CMS Encouraging Physicians for Health Care Reform Innovation: Grants Offered

At last someone is looking to cut healthcare cost innovatively- The Health Care Innovation Challenge program, announced on 14th November, last year is the most recent federal effort by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to support health … Continue reading

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