Healthcare Industry Articles

Welcome to our news and healthcare industry updates. Here you will find information relevant to medical billing and coding, including important news and updates from AMA, CMS, and other Medical industry authoritative resources.

Please check back frequently as new updates are made bi-monthly.

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2021 E/M new and established patients office visits 3-part webinar series

November 17, 2020

Medicare and the AMA have published the 2021 E/M Documentation Update which will be implemented January 1st, 2021. Now that the AMA and CMS has published these changes and 2021 …

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E/M 2021 CPT Changes Webinar Training Series

June 18, 2020

Medicare and the AMA have published the 2021 E/M Documentation Update and the changes they intend to make are less than a year away from implementation date of January 1st, …

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Telehealth Billing & Coding for Non-video Phone Calls

June 18, 2020

As CMS continues to update their policies on Telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Public Health Emergency, we are here to continue to keep you informed on these changes. …

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Telehealth spotlight and post-pandemic Medicare audits

May 21, 2020

Over the past several weeks, we have seen unprecedented changes to rules, edits, and other measures traditionally put in place to stave fraud, waste, and abuse in the healthcare industry. …

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Telehealth OnDemand Webinar: CMS and Other Payer Updates

March 28, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance on Health and Human Services (HHS) 1135 Waiver authority that broadens access to Medicare telehealth services. This guidance comes from …

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Urgent Telemedicine update from CMS and the White House

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Regulatory Alert: Medicare Telehealth Services Restrictions Lifted Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar’s waiver authority …

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4-Part Series for 2021 E/M Coding Update – Join us to prepare your practice!

February 25, 2020

Right now, Medicare has published the 2021 E/M changes they intend to make and now, so has the AMA. What does this mean for the people documenting E/M services, assigning …

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The Fundamentals of Cardiology and Interventional Radiology Coding (IR)

February 21, 2020

This month is “heart” month as we bring awareness to cardiovascular disease, especially in women. In keeping with that theme, our Virtual Webinar 2-day Conference for April will focus on …

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Modifier 22 Letter

October 18, 2019

As promised, below is my Modifier 22 Letter to assist in appealing claims: when the procedure or surgery was an “increased procedural service” and the reimbursement on the fee schedule …

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The Dangers of “Cloned Notes E/M” in Healthcare Practices

August 15, 2019

The practice of cloned or copy and pasted documentation is a significant issue in the use of electronic health records (EHRs). A recent study in the Journal of the American …

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