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.

What is a Remote Coder?

What is a Remote Coder?

January 24, 2019

A career as a remote coder allows you to work remotely in the healthcare field and use your computer skills to access what you need to fulfill the job requirements …

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CMS Physician Final Fee Schedule for 2019

CMS Physician Final Fee Schedule for 2019

December 13, 2018

There seems to be a lot of confusion that the E/M codes and levels are changing in 2019. This is NOT accurate. The changes to the levels of E/M’s and …

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Make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change 

November 15, 2018

My daughter has one more semester of student teaching before she is a full-fledged high school teacher at 23 years old. After countless hours of hard work, test preparation and …

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How to break into the Healthcare field as a medical coder

November 1, 2018

As the population ages, the need for medical coders is growing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects this field to grow by 21% through 2020, a rate much higher …

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Physician billing and coding

CMS 2019 PFS E&M – single payment coding and 50% reduction with modifier 25 usage

October 11, 2018

In what is being reported as the biggest change of its kind in more than two decades, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to redefine the documentation …

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AAPC Regional National Conference Hawaii 2018

September 14, 2018

Recently, I was once again honored to speak at the 14th Regional AAPC Conference at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki in Honolulu Hawaii. This year I had the opportunity to …

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FAQs for 2018

September 10, 2018

Coding multiple PCI in one vessel for Cardiology: Question: My Cardiologist placed a DES (Drug Eluding Stent) in the right coronary artery, and then did several passes in the proximal …

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2018 Specialty Coding Workbooks now available for purchase!

June 11, 2018

Take Terry Fletcher’s expertise with you everywhere you go. New 2018 reference guides are now available including updates to the Cardiology Coding Resource, Orthopedic Coding Resource, and Gastroenterology Coding Resource. …

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Discover Pods “spotlights” Terry Fletcher’s CodeCast Podcast

June 1, 2018

If you love podcasts, chances are you’ve tried to find your favorites by searching the Internet. Oftentimes, locating that new must-listen show can be a challenge. That’s where Discover Pods …

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Answering your Telemedicine questions for 2018

February 9, 2018

There are a lot of questions about Telemedicine for the new year. Here are some frequently asked questions and/or statements about the service.

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Should you consider outsourcing your billing?

February 5, 2018

Below is a starting point of your billing service checklist. Make sure you receive answers to these questions from your potential new billing company before you sign a contract and …

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Healthcare and Telemedicine

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandated Telehealth Medicare reimbursement for specific Telemedicine/Telehealth services

November 21, 2017

A recent news release from AMA regarding the use of Telemedicine states: Telehealth and Telemedicine are another stage in the ongoing evolution in new models for the delivery of care and …

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