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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, , ACS-CA, SCP-CA, QMGC, QMCRC, QMPM knows from over 30 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 – Mixed Bag

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Mixed Bag

November 30, 2021

It’s once again Top Ten Tuesday time, as Terry has a mixed bag of coding, billing and compliance Q&A’s to review. From TAVR Coding, Telehealth, Mastectomy Coding, and the 2022 …

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Cardiology Coding Tips

Cardiology Coding Tips

November 23, 2021

This week on the CodeCast podcast, Terry gets back to specialty coding with her cardiology coding tips for the Cath Lab and discusses what Medicare means by MUE’s. Listen in …

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What is a Medical Assistant? And what can they do?

What is a Medical Assistant? And what can they do?

November 16, 2021

Medical assistants have a narrow list of things they can and cannot do for patients or a physician in a doctor’s office. It’s often difficult to know what’s allowed because …

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The MPFS and Final Rule is out for 2022

The MPFS and Final Rule is out for 2022

November 9, 2021

The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Final Rule was posted on November 2nd. In this week’s episode, Terry goes over the highlights of the new rules, the new conversion factor …

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Top ICD-10-CM Codes For Halloween

Top ICD-10-CM Codes For Halloween

November 2, 2021

Trick or treat! In this episode of the CodeCast Podcast, Terry gets spooky with her top ICD-10-CM Halloween coding options for diagnoses. Also, Terry talks about coding a knee synovectomy …

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How to prepare for a TPE audit

How to prepare for a TPE audit

October 26, 2021

(CMS) announced that Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) audits would resume on September 1, 2021. Terry discusses what to look for, what to be ready for, and how to prepare …

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Where we are now with Telehealth and PHE?

Where we are now with Telehealth and PHE?

October 19, 2021

With state-to-state PHE mandates expiring, extending, or not renewed, Terry takes a look at where half of the country, and the government, is on the PHE, as we look to …

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Are ASC and hospital vaccine mandates helping or hurting our communities?

Are ASC and hospital vaccine mandates helping or hurting our communities?

October 12, 2021

Terry’s passion shines in this episode, as she discusses government-ordered vaccine mandates. Staff shortages in ASC’s are prompting them to suspend services. This begs the question: are these mandates helping …

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Top 8 Keys to ICD-10-CM Update Effective 10-1-2022

Top 8 Keys to ICD-10-CM Update Effective 10-1-2022

October 5, 2021

The fiscal year 2022 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code updates will become effective on October 1. There are eight key things to know: and Terry is on top of it in this …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Tips and Best Practices for Coder Communication

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Tips and Best Practices for Coder Communication

September 28, 2021

Terry discusses best practices for coders when questioned and their ability to communicate logical answers to back up their assessments. Many coders may struggle with this newfound communication concerning the …

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Coding With Authority

Coding With Authority

September 21, 2021

Terry discusses, the importance of Coding With Authority and accuracy when coding and reporting services. She emphasizes making sure you read your code descriptor and also try to not get …

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Healthcare Industry Headlines

Healthcare Industry Headlines

September 14, 2021

This week on the CodeCast podcast Terry discusses a variety of healthcare industry headlines, including new ABN instructions, a delay in certain NSA regulations, and EM 2021 Coding questions (to …

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Auditing For Medical Necessity

Auditing For Medical Necessity

September 7, 2021

Kicking off the CodeCast in September, Terry discusses auditing and the objectives of looking for documentation support of the E/M record. Terry focuses on not losing sight of “medical necessity” …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Coding and Compliance Questions Making Headlines

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Coding and Compliance Questions Making Headlines

August 31, 2021

In this month’s Top Ten Tuesday CodeCast, Terry discusses what a chronic condition is versus a symptom, EEG coding, and shared visit compliance. We have a mixed bag of coding …

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Pathological Fracture Coding and Practice Collections

Pathological Fracture Coding and Practice Collections

August 24, 2021

Terry fractured her thumb this week… so in the spirit of personal knowledge, she discusses five frequently asked questions on pathological fracture coding for ICD-10-CM! Also, Terry revisits improving medical …

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There Is No Coding Without Physician Documentation

August 17, 2021

This episode of the CodeCast Podcast focuses on physician documentation as it relates to coding. There is a saying, “There is no coding without documentation, doctors are required to use …

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Do you really know what HIPAA means?

Do you really know what HIPAA means?

August 10, 2021

The widespread belief that HIPAA confers a strict set of privacy protections to all health data — and that everyone is subject to those laws — are common mistakes. More …

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Healthcare Breaking News - Headlines To Know

Healthcare Breaking News – Headlines To Know

August 3, 2021

In the latest episode of the CodeCast, Terry compiles all of the breaking news in healthcare to update you on what the heck is going on! Topics include: – NSA …

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