The CodeCast Podcast | Medical Billing & Coding Insights

The Business Side of Medicine ~ Coding, Reimbursement and Compliance for Physician Practices

National Speaker and Healthcare Consultant, Auditor and Educator, Terry Fletcher CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS, CCS-P, CMC, CMSCS, CMCS, ACS-CA, SCP-CA, knows from over 25 years medical reimbursement industry experience that Coding, Billing and Compliance for physician practices and hospitals can be tough to navigate. Her CodeCast® Podcast series will share insights to current rules and regulations the Medicare payer requires, along with Commercial insurance plans’ rules and reimbursement challenges. Discover revenue opportunities to maximize reimbursement in your medical practice, focusing on different medical specialties and platforms each episode.

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The second half of the two-part series about the compliance planning starts with basic standard operating procedures for compliance and continues with the importance of compliance manuals to a medical practice and getting your practice to buy into these concepts.

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We’re celebrating our 50th episode of the CodeCast Podcast with part one of a two-part series about the compliance plan mandate for government payers. In today’s episode, Terry discusses what a compliance plan does, gives some examples of what departments need a plan, and how you should put the plan into action.

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Today’s episode is designed to help medical practices navigate medical marijuana regulations, specifically when state laws clash with federal regulations.

Politics and personal agendas aside, practices must develop policies regarding patients and employees who possess medical marijuana cards.

In addition, today’s program provides three tips to help you break into the elusive world of medical coding.

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The Top 10 Tuesday Q&A returns this week with coding insights into the new ICD-10-CM update for 2019 and CCM OIG warnings.

Terry also covers a full list of the most common acronyms to make your job of coding, billing and auditing easier.

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This episode focuses on an important update for the 3rd quarter of 2018. Terry welcomes you to a roundtable discussion on current healthcare happenings from around the country. Terry discusses the physicians’ response to the Medicare 2019 Fee Schedule proposed changes, if ICD-11 is coming soon and how to explain the EOB to the patient and the RA to your staff.

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Everyone gets a little nervous speaking and/or presenting in front of their peers: especially if it is your first time!

This week, Terry provides public speaking tips, focusing on the subject of healthcare. Learn how you can build confidence, sharpen your professional career skills, and share your expertise of coding, billing, and reimbursement…

You will also discover how to overcome the fear of sharing audit results that need to be presented to your multiple physician practices.

You have what it takes! The only thing stopping you from presenting is your own anxiety of doing something that is outside of your comfort zone. Today’s show will give you the encouragement and useful tips you need to transform your speaking jitters into a dynamic presentation.

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Voice-activated virtual assistants are rising in popularity with doctors but they can create legal headaches when used in a physician practice.

This week Terry discusses seven real risks of virtual voice assistants and what physicians need to do to protect themselves against privacy and HIPAA violations.

Terry will also cover a coding question about diabetic patients and “shoes”.

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The Top 10 Tuesday Q&A returns this week with questions from all over the country as Terry touches on user-submitted questions. Answers include coding specifics of extremity x-rays, anemia coding with malignancy, and 99211 guidelines. (To name a few!)

Terry will also address updated CMS info with the 2019 proposal as well as some other important information.

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This week’s program is about medical collections. The fresher the claim denial is, the better your chances are of it not being archived in the payer’s system.

However, you may need more help. Terry has some quick tips for collectors, billers and coders to have a successful appeals process. Some helpful notes include citing regulations, and looking at CPT language, and verifying if you have to use the payer reconsideration form.

This may be obvious, but it’s necessary: make sure you have the correct mailing address for appeals!

These collection tips and more important information will be covered in this episode.

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In the medical field, August is when coders and billers get a bit of a breather. They can catch up on work since most physicians are on vacation. As such, we invite you to tune in as we get back to the basics and the fundamentals of physician practice coding and billing.

In the spirit of getting things done, today’s episode talks about the differences in coding versus billing: and where the two intersect. While providing patient care is the number one priority of a medical practice, best practices in the coding and billing office are part of patient care.

Terry will also discuss the process of translating diagnoses to ICD-10 Codes, Procedures and Services to CPT and HCPCS Codes, and how to avoid common coding and billing errors.

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