Welcome to our news and updates blog. Here you will find information relevant to medical billing coding, including important news and updates from within the industry, as well as announcements for upcoming webinars and other learning sessions.

Please check back frequently as new updates are made.

Should you consider outsourcing your billing?

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? […]

Healthcare and Telemedicine

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

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 […]

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

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 […]