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 – The top billing and coding questions of May

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – The top billing and coding questions of May

This week, Terry Fletcher closes out May by answering the top coding and billing questions of the month. Terry tackles topics such as wound care, debridement coding, multiple-day audio-only phone calls, addendums to the patient record, and more. Join the discussion for a mixed bag of coding questions! Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our […]

Is "Incident to" possible under Telehealth?

Is “Incident to” possible under Telehealth?

Medicare is doing their own thing when it comes to adjusting the meaning of the coding rules. This week the incident to concept was up for discussion with the CMS office hours call, as well as even more clarifications on the 95 Telehealth Modifier. Listen as Terry Fletcher shares the latest updates. In addition, Terry […]

Waiver 1135 is a mixed bag of new claim information

Waiver 1135 is a mixed bag of new claim information

A Bush-era modifier has been revised to let contractors know when you’ve reported a claim under the Waiver 1135 exception. There is a new modifier to waive out of pocket costs for COVID-19-related and/or diagnosed patients, and more. It’s a mixed bag of information: and Terry is here to cover this news and more, including […]

CMS FAQ alert: over 100 additions to Telehealth

CMS FAQ alert: over 100 additions to Telehealth

CMS has published more FAQs, with an update not only on April 28th but again on April 30th. Then, they canceled their “office hours” call on April 30th! A free-for-all broke out and once again people started posting erroneous information to LinkedIn and specialty websites. Needless to say, Terry had a lot of fires to […]

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Urgent COVID-19 ICD-10CM Coding Update

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Urgent COVID-19 ICD-10CM Coding Update

This week, Terry closes out April with a Top 10 Q&A for COVID-19 ICD10-CM: hopefully, her last COVID-related podcast for awhile! In an unprecedented move, the CDC added new directions on how to report COVID-19 and suspected COVID-19 patients in ICD-10-CM diagnosing. Since those changes became effective 4/1/2020, there are specific directions on how to […]

CMS updates and making yourself invaluable to your practice

CMS updates and making yourself invaluable to your practice

In the last week, information pertaining to the recent pandemic has been coming in from all directions! Terry Fletcher covers updates on Telehealth: what you can (and cannot) do. She also discusses the HHS deposits that were recently received and if you can keep them. Terry also talks about what you can do to make […]

10 ways physicians (and staff) can improve cash flow during the COVID pandemic

10 ways physicians (and staff) can improve cash flow during the COVID pandemic

We all must work together to get through this PHE. During these times of tightening expenses, looking for financial relief, and hoping our medical practices stay afloat during the pandemic, Terry Fletcher shares tips that her fellow healthcare consultants in the National Society of Certified Business Consultants (NSCHBC) shared to help weather this storm. Subscribe […]

The Delivery of Telehealth to Patients

The Delivery of Telehealth to Patients

In today’s episode of the CodeCast podcast, Terry Fletcher changes gears from the coding of Telehealth, to the delivery of Telehealth. No one is really talking about the delivery of Telehealth as it’s like the worst DIY of anything out there. This episode will help you visualize how to facilitate your Telehealth services to your […]

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Expert Tips for Healthcare Professionals Working from Home

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Expert Tips for Healthcare Professionals Working from Home

With federal and state mandates forcing many to “shelter in place” or practice social distancing, remote work is the new “normal” for many healthcare professionals On this week’s CodeCast, Terry shares ways to overcome the challenges that come with working from home as we try and get through this pandemic together. She offers some expert […]

Fact or Fiction: Telehealth for Medicare during a pandemic

Fact or Fiction: Telehealth for Medicare during a pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has caused pandemonium in the healthcare world, which has also trickled down to medical billing and coding. With an overload on information on how to bill for this new delivery of medical care, Terry Fletcher sorts out the “facts and fiction” on what to bill, how to code, and how to stay […]