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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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Critical Care Coding: Defined and Audit-Proof

Critical Care Coding: Defined and Audit-Proof

July 9, 2019

Despite the increased resources and references for critical care billing, critical care reporting issues persist. Medicare data analysis continues to identify 99291 as high risk for claim payment errors, perpetuating …

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Time-based E/M Coding and how to employ the Counseling Exception

Time-based E/M Coding and how to employ the Counseling Exception

July 2, 2019

Use care when using “time” to support an E/M service: The Documentation Guidelines are clear that there are History, Exam and MDM elements necessary to support each level of service. …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – June 25th, 2019

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – June 25th, 2019

June 25, 2019

In this latest Q&A, Terry gives advice on how to email like a boss and own your job in healthcare. Also, Terry talks about the new wave of AI (Artificial …

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Breaking news: AMA finalizes EM changes for 2021

Breaking news: AMA finalizes EM changes for 2021

June 18, 2019

The AMA has published the 2021 E/M changes that they intend to make in 2021. We’ve seen when Medicare and CPT do not agree on how to report a specific …

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Quit "Cloning Around" with cloned notes in the EMR

Quit “Cloning Around” with cloned notes in the EMR

June 11, 2019

The practice of cloned (or copy and pasted) documentation is a significant issue in the use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). AMA found in a recent study that only 18% …

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MDM the Driving Force of E/M coding

MDM the Driving Force of E/M coding

June 4, 2019

Arguably the most important of the three key components of E/M Coding, the Medical Decision-Making ( MDM ) reflects the intensity of the cognitive labor performed by the physician. There …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – May 28th, 2019

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – May 28th, 2019

May 28, 2019

In the latest Top 10 Tuesday, Terry discusses the top things you must have for your medical billing software to be efficient, effective, and generate revenue success. Terry also shares …

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EM 101 Burning Questions: Answered!

EM 101 Burning Questions: Answered!

May 21, 2019

Do you have “burning” E/M questions that you can’t get a straight answer to? Terry covers many of those “burning” topics in today’s episode, such as: Can I use HPI …

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Coding "yes?" or coding "no?" You are the judge

Coding “yes?” or coding “no?” You are the judge

May 14, 2019

Sometimes as coders and billers we tend to look at a report and think, “Well, what my physician meant to say was…” We then code from that assumption… and there …

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