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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On the latest CodeCast, Terry discusses updated CMS and CPT rules on usage, patient participation and how to make it a profitable value-added service.

Terry covers the rules you need to follow to make sure the patient qualifies before you jump in head-first.

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Physician practices are encouraged to start planning now for the operational, infrastructural and administrative workflow adjustments that will result from the E/M overhaul, effective 2021.

Terry will offer a checklist that will help you prepare and keep you out in front of these changes, as well as tips on coding for simple and complicated I&D’s.

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As the New Year is here, and everyone is getting into shape with new gym memberships, healthier eating habits, and more, it is important that we also take that mindset to our practices.

Listen in to our first episode of the year for some eye-opening insight as Terry discusses updates needed for HIPAA BAA’s, gives clarification on Medicare plans and coverages, and also suggests ways to save some money.

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In this month’s Top Ten Tuesday episode, Terry discusses the new 2020 CPT codes that may impact your specialty as well as tips on how to take your coding certification exam.

Also, should you let your “millennial” staff have their cell phones on their desk during working hours and what your 2020 vision should be for the New Year.

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In the latest episode of the CodeCast podcast, Terry Fletcher looks at the OIG’s latest alert on the perils of waiving copays and deductibles.

What potential violations you could be subject to if you participate in the practice?

Also, Terry covers the top “Dr. Google” healthcare questions of 2019!

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It is important to know how well your practice performs, not just compared to last year, but more importantly, compared to what you expect based on current conditions.

The more data transparency you have, the better you can diagnose why it is you are on or off target.

In today’s episode, Terry discusses how to benchmark your performance in certain areas. Transparency is more about asking questions and querying staff, then running reports.

This week’s program will help you get ready for, and put you on the right track, for revenue challenges in 2020.

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In episode 112, Terry navigates highly-audited Modifier 24 and the mistakes that are often made with appending the Modifier 57 to the wrong E/M codes.

The RAC audits are monitoring the use of these modifiers: since they afford payment on visit codes that may not get paid without them.

Learn the right way, the compliant way, and the “Best Practices” way to use these modifiers.

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Music in your waiting rooms, exam rooms, and rehab areas can reduce anxiety and promote healing… but by playing tunes, are you courting legal trouble?

Federal Copyright Law says, possibly!

Terry also addresses using social media as a way of offering employment and how you may be limiting your reach with their tools, as well as the legality of posting jobs on Facebook, LinkedIn and more, as well as clarification of the “+” symbol in front of CPT codes.

Don’t miss the latest CodeCast to make sure you are “above board” in your practice.

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In this month’s Top Ten Tuesday episode, Terry answers common coding questions relating to “punch” biopsies, palliative care, ACP and pediatrics.

Join us for our popular monthly segment of the top coding questions of the month.

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There’s no denying the many benefits that come with working in healthcare. Job security is sound, the pay is good and the work can make you feel satisfied and accomplished.

While there are many positives, the medical field also has some drawbacks. Sickness doesn’t take vacations or holidays, which makes working in healthcare harder to navigate than the usual job. Nurses and other healthcare workers are often expected to work a rotating schedule of nights, weekends and even holidays.

On the latest CodeCast, Terry covers five benefits of working on a holiday in the medical field.

Despite the obvious negatives of working a holiday, there are often some positive aspects that come with holiday work.

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