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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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Tips for Negotiating Payer Contracts

Tips for Negotiating Payer Contracts

May 17, 2022

This week on the CodeCast Podcast, Terry discusses some important tips to successfully negotiate your payer contracts. By the way: this should include your coders as part of the negotiating …

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Locums Tenens Physicians

Locums Tenens Physicians

May 10, 2022

In this episode of the CodeCast Podcast, Terry gives regulatory guidance for Fee-For-Service Time Compensation (previously known as Locum Tenens) billing and coding. She also covers the rules surrounding how …

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Telehealth Webside Manner

Telehealth Webside Manner

May 3, 2022

There should be several goals to meet during a Telehealth patient encounter, such as replicating an in-person clinical encounter as closely as possible. The strategies for incorporating learners into the …

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PHE Extended But Some Waivers Expired

PHE Extended But Some Waivers Expired

April 26, 2022

The PHE was extended for another 90-days, but not all waivers made the cut. Tune in to find out what waivers will expire, what is still in play, and how …

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Medical Acronyms Defined

Medical Acronyms Defined

April 19, 2022

Medical Acronyms like LVEDP or HIPAA or PHE are now an everyday part of a medical coder’s and biller’s life. Do you know what they mean and do you have …

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How To Manage Remote Workers

How To Manage Remote Workers

April 12, 2022

Remote working is here to stay, so today’s episode of the CodeCast podcast is about how to not only manage your remote workforce but how to be successful as a …

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5 Facts for Successful Claims Appeals

5 Facts for Successful Claims Appeals

April 5, 2022

For healthcare professionals that appeal claims as their job, it can feel like a futile and unrewarding act. In this episode of the CodeCast, Terry Fletcher discusses the five facts …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – 2021 E/M Documentation Tips Continued

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – 2021 E/M Documentation Tips Continued

March 29, 2022

Terry Fletcher continues the coding tips and answers from CMS series in the latest episode of the CodeCast. This show focuses on how to interpret the rules for the 2021 …

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Has your practice ever had a patient MR audit?

Has your practice ever had a patient MR audit?

March 22, 2022

Administrators, coders, and physicians should periodically conduct a patient chart audit to assess whether your doctors code accurately and to make sure all services are being captured. But how do …

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Specialty Spotlight: Gastro Screening and Endo Coding

Specialty Spotlight: Gastro Screening and Endo Coding

March 15, 2022

This week’s CodeCast podcast spotlights the Gastroenterology Specialty. Terry discusses colonoscopies, screenings, diagnostics, therapeutics, and surveillance. She also gives definitions, coding guidance (for both Medicare and Commercial plans), and what …

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Billing an E/M service on the same date as a minor procedure

Billing an E/M service on the same date as a minor procedure

March 8, 2022

Terry Fletcher focuses on billing an E/M service on the same date as a minor procedure in this packed episode of the CodeCast Podcast. There are Medicare rules about this, …

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Auditing Tips for Auditors

Auditing Tips for Auditors

March 1, 2022

In this episode of the CodeCast podcast, Terry is responding to many listeners’ requests for auditing tips when auditing E/M services. She focuses on what to look for when moderate …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – E/M 2022 Office Visit Documentation Tips

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – E/M 2022 Office Visit Documentation Tips

February 22, 2022

Due to the continued confusion on how to document office visit codes 99202-99215 from the 2021 rules, Terry’s Top Ten Tuesday segments over the next few months will be dedicated …

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Modifier and POS Update for 2022

Modifier and POS Update for 2022

February 15, 2022

In this episode of the CodeCast podcast, Terry gives a rundown of the 2022 updates for POS (Place of Service) codes and modifiers, plus when they should be implemented for …

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No Surprise Act: What you need to know now

No Surprise Act: What you need to know now

February 8, 2022

The No Surprise Billing Act may be the most poorly written, difficult to understand set of regulations that have ever been rushed to publications. This is why, much of the …

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What was Medicare thinking? Split/shared visits revisited

What was Medicare thinking? Split/shared visits revisited

February 1, 2022

Medicare has clearly lost their minds, allowing split/shared visits in a hospital setting where it is “optional” to have a physician provide a face-to-face. As if that isn’t going to …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Telehealth Coding Questions

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Telehealth Coding Questions

January 25, 2022

With the PHE extended for the eighth time during the pandemic, now through April 18th, 2022, it is more important than ever to do a coding and compliance fact check …

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Split/Shared Visits 2022

Split/Shared Visits 2022

January 18, 2022

In 2022, CMS is no longer allowing shared services to be billed in an office setting and updated their 2022 definition of Split and/or Shared visits to be primarily in …

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