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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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Telehealth Audit Flags

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Telehealth Audit Flags

This week Terry gives you a top ten list of audit flags Telehealth Services can bring. What payers are looking for when audio-only visits are billed? Do you have the “lists” of approved services and providers for Telehealth? This episode will discuss the importance of being compliant for Telehealth under the PHE and what to […]

Medicare 4th Quarter Update

Medicare 4th Quarter Update

Join Terry Fletcher as she keeps you abreast of current information in the field of medical billing and coding. This week’s CodeCast Podcast is an update on 2021 Medicare alerts and share of cost for patients, plus the status of ICD-11. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our podcasts via: Apple Podcasts – […]

Specialty Spotlight - E/M 2021 Comparison Primary Care

Specialty Spotlight – E/M 2021 Comparison Primary Care

On the latest episode of the CodeCast Podcast, Terry Fletcher goes deep into detail to prepare coders, clinicians, and staff for the 2021 E/M documentation changes. Topics discussed include how to level a code based on time, and would MDM (Medical Decision Making) have been a better option to capture reimbursement? Listen this week to […]

Specialty Spotlight - Orthopedic Coding Fracture Care

Specialty Spotlight – Orthopedic Coding Fracture Care

Today Terry gets back to basics with her orthopedic specialty spotlight, this time focusing on fundamentals of fracture coding. Some practices miss when trying to decide on reporting fracture care services. Should we report the global fracture care codes? Or should we use line item itemization to reflect casting and materials? Also, Terry clarifies any […]

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – 4th quarter tasks to get done now

We are in the 4th quarter of 2020. We never thought it would get here, did we? Well we made it! Listen this week for some tips to help you work smarter during the rest of 2020 as Terry discusses getting your 2021 CPT book now, “tabbing it out”, and how to stay up on […]

Specialty Spotlight - ER Coding

Specialty Spotlight – ER Coding

This week’s specialty spotlight focuses on ER Coding. The patient’s medical record documentation for diagnosis and treatment in the Emergency Department (ED) must indicate the presenting symptoms, diagnoses and treatment plan and a written order by the provider. Terry gives you the rundown on what each level should have documented in support, and what presenting […]

CMS news alert - AAP loan repayments extended

CMS news alert – AAP loan repayments extended

(CMS) announced amended terms for payments issued under the Accelerated and Advance Payment (AAP) program as required by recent action by President Trump and Congress. Providers were required to make payments starting in August of this year, but repayment will be delayed until one year after payment was issued. There are automatic payment recoupment plans […]

Dermatology Debridement Coding Spotlight

Dermatology Debridement Coding Spotlight

This week Terry continues her specialty spotlight coding with debridement coding and understanding how to choose those codes based on specific documentation language. Terry also covers a “hot off the presses” announcement from HHS on the status of the PHE that is set to end 10/26. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our podcasts […]

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Cardiology Spotlight

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Cardiology Spotlight

Terry’s latest Top Ten Tuesday continues her focus on specialty coding. This time the spotlight is on getting you started with cardiology procedures and services with CPT and ICD-10 coding: which can be challenging to code. Also, the new 2021 prolonged service code is out and Terry discusses the CPT versus Medicare definition. Subscribe and […]

Specialty Spotlight - Gastroenterology

Specialty Spotlight – Gastroenterology

This week Terry Fletcher focuses on the Gastroenterology specialty and more importantly: how to code and report a “screening colonoscopy” to Medicare or a commercial plan. Terry also brings you a new CPT code for PPE, Code 99072, and how to document for payment. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our podcasts via: Apple […]