AAPC Regional National Conference Hawaii 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 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 professionals. I already can’t wait to return in 2019!

Attendees were interactive and positive. I met some great healthcare coding and billing professionals and can’t wait to return in 2019.

2018 Specialty Coding Workbooks now available for purchase!

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.

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Cardiology Coding Workbook, by Terry Fletcher

Your handbook for easy coding, quick referencing, and examples of your most routine services. Every Cardiology Coder, Biller, Collector and Administrator needs this coding tool for easy understanding and clear direction on Coding for Cardiology.

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Orthopedic Coding Workbook, by Terry Fletcher

An at-your-fingertips pocket guide to Orthopedic Coding and Billing. Every Orthopedic Coding and Billing office will find this tool their “go to” reference for routine Orthopedic coding.

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Gastroenterology Coding Workbook, by Terry Fletcher

A desk reference guide to easily assist GI practices with Endoscopy Coding, Modifier usage, and Screening rules. This easy to understand quick guide for all routine GI services is a “must have” for every Gastroenterology Billing office.

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How to purchase

Please visit the products page for more information on you can purchase each of these specialty coding guides.

Discover Pods “spotlights” Terry Fletcher’s CodeCast Podcast

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 connects listeners with new and popular programs.

Recently, Discover Pods’ “Podcast Spotlight” shined on our own CodeCast Podcast:

CodeCast aims to provide healthcare industry professionals and physicians maximize their earnings by understanding new rules, regulations, and reimbursement areas. Episodes typically range under 30 minutes and are formatted to provide listeners with actionable advice they can take back to their organization.

For the full interview with Ms. Fletcher, please click on the link below.

Full Article: https://discoverpods.com/podcast-spotlight-codecast-medical-billing-coding-insights/
Photo Credit: Discover Pods

Answering your Telemedicine questions for 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.

Payers will pay for Telemedicine services

Many commercial and Medicare plans have provisions for Telehealth services. It is up to your coding and billing staff to verify contract coverages and LCD’s for your state.

Telehealth will be a Billion-Dollar industry by the end of 2018

This is a WHO (World Health Organization) prediction.

GT Modifier as been deleted for 2018

A new POS (place of service) was created in 2017 for Telehealth services

Claims need to be submitted with this POS to ensure reimbursement. The POS designation is 02.

There is an originating site and a distant site fee

Register for our Executive Level Telemedicine Webinar

We’re hosting a live webinar on 3/20/2018 for coding and billing direction, with coding education materials.

Visit https://www.terryfletcher.net/services/specialty-coding-seminars/ to register.