CPT Codes for Digital E/M Service

In the 2020 CPT codes set, CMS six released new codes to report online digital evaluation services or e-visits. The codes describe patient-initiated digital communications provided by physicians or other qualified health professionals, codes are 99421, 99422, and 99423. Three others who describe similar interactions when they involve a nonphysician health professional are 98970, 98971, […]

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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 and physicians must ensure timely medical documentation to ensure appropriate treatment for these patients. Medical […]

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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 optimization. It is the process of getting organic traffic from search engines. In other words, […]

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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 […]

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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) Medicare Beneficiary Identifier in phases by geographic location. There are 3 ways you and your office staff can get MBIs: Ask your Medicare patients: Ask your Medicare patients for their new Medicare card when they come for care. […]

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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. A health care providers also are any provider from whom the employee’s group health plan will accept medical certification to substantiate a claim for benefits. The initiative from Medicare, the Centers for Medicare […]

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2019 NCCI update impact on medical billing and coding

NCCI – National Correct Coding Initiative promotes the correct coding methodologies. Furthermore, it controls inappropriate coding leading to wrong payments in Part B claims. The CMS annually updates the National Correct Coding Initiative Coding Policy Manual for Medicare Services. The Coding Policy Manual should be utilized by carriers and FIs as a general reference tool […]

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How to Select Perfect Clearinghouse for your Medical Practice?

The clearinghouse you work with has a huge impact on your business. The more efficiently your clearinghouse processes and returns your information, the faster you will get paid, and the more payments you will collect. Billing is at the core of your revenue cycle. Therefore, choosing the right clearinghouse for medical practice is an important […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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