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 give a keynote speech on Telemedicine. The conference attendees were very positive and interacted throughout my talk. I met some great healthcare coding and billing […]
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 right coronary with the atherectomy device, and post ballooned the same vessel. How do I capture all of these services? Answer: You’ll report the code […]
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. Each coding book can be purchased on the products page. More details about each guide, and how to purchase them, is listed below. Cardiology Coding […]
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 comes in. An unbiased medium created to work around the seldom changing top charts of established services such as iTunes or Stitcher, Discover Pods helps […]
There are a lot of questions about Telemedicine for the new year. Here are some frequently asked questions and/or statements about the service.
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 know what you are getting and what they are giving. (For a complete list, please join our onDemand Coding Corner Membership service.) Years in Business? […]
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 patient-physician interactions. AMA Board member Jack Resnick MD also added: The new AMA ethical guidance notes, that while new technologies and new models of care will continue […]
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 raise to the Part B Medicare deductible. It is going up to $183 per CY from $166 in 2016. Remember the 2% sequestration deduction from […]