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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 – Special Edition Modifiers

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Special Edition Modifiers

September 24, 2019

In the latest edition of the CodeCast Top 10 Tuesday, the “Modifier Spotlight” series returns. On this edition, Terry will focus on Modifiers, 51, 52 and 53: appropriate use, best …

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Can you charge/code for after hours and special services in your medical practice?

Can you charge/code for after hours and special services in your medical practice?

September 17, 2019

There are 6 after-hours/special services codes in the Special Service, Procedures, and Reports section of CPT. Four of these codes tend to present a challenge for coders because the vagueness …

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Patient Expectations and Physician Burnout

Patient Expectations and Physician Burnout

September 10, 2019

What are the patient’s expectations in medical practices today? Terry lists all of the “wants” of patients and discusses whether they are really “needs” of your practice. ‘ Also, it …

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Modifier 59 Spotlight

Modifier 59 Spotlight

September 3, 2019

In today’s spotlight series episode, the focus is on the trickiest modifier of them all: Modifier 59. Terry dedicates an entire episode to this modifier, which also includes the X-modifiers …

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Is your practice LGBTQ+ friendly?

Is your practice LGBTQ+ friendly?

August 27, 2019

In today’s ever-changing patient profile, it is important that healthcare professionals embrace an attitude of change. We must recognize that staff needs training on more than the ICD-10-CM associated conditions …

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How to properly append modifiers 25 and 26

How to properly append modifiers 25 and 26

August 20, 2019

CPT Modifiers are valuable coding tools that explain to payers the specific work that was done by a physician during treatment of a patient. CPT modifiers 25 and 26, are …

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ICD-10-CM Update 2020

ICD-10-CM Update 2020

August 13, 2019

Changes are coming for ICD-10-CM. Terry summarizes the new, revised, and deleted codes for 2020, along with a frequently asked question: “Can we use the result of a diagnostic test …

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Late Physician Signatures

Late Physician Signatures

August 6, 2019

The rules surrounding signing a physician note are from the general E/M documentation guidelines. The main concern is the timely completion of medical records. This issue has both billing and …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – July 29th, 2019

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – July 29th, 2019

July 30, 2019

In the latest edition of the CodeCast Top 10 Tuesday, Terry takes us through Spine ICD-10 coding challenges. From Critical Care situations to Transgender coding (that has been a new …

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