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.

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┬áthe delivery of care and …

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Notice Served! CMS mandates transparency for Observation to Inpatient for Patients

July 8, 2014

CMS issued a late update to the Medicare Part B Deductible that was posted to the CMS web site on 01/02/2017 Part B deductible & coinsurance 2017 will bring a …

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