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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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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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Transitional Care Management

Transitional Care Management

May 7, 2019

Transitional Care Management (TCM) is increasing in its utilization and billing… but are you doing it right? Is your patient eligible? It is worth the administrative work versus the revenue …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – April 30th, 2019

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – April 30th, 2019

April 30, 2019

Among one of the most popular questions Terry receives is about reducing prior authorization hassles. Primary care providers and specialty physicians alike rank prior authorizations as one of the greatest …

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Insurance Claim Denials

Insurance Claim Denials

April 23, 2019

What are the most common claim denials? In this episode of the CodeCast Podcast, Terry looks at a recent survey of over 100 medical insurance payers to determine 13 of …

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Interoperability and HIPAA information exchange between providers

Interoperability and HIPAA information exchange between providers

April 16, 2019

Interoperability refers to the basic ability of computerized systems to connect and communicate with one another readily: even if they were developed by widely different manufacturers in different industries. Being …

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Concierge versus DPC Medicine: are you compliant?

Concierge versus DPC Medicine: are you compliant?

April 9, 2019

There are many similarities between the two models of Concierge Medicine and DPC (Direct Primary Care). While the differences are basic: but, in my opinion, they can make or break …

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Breaking News! E/M 2021 approved changes are here!

Breaking News! E/M 2021 approved changes are here!

April 2, 2019

The AMA Editorial Panel made a final ruling to overhaul the entire E/M section of CPT: and Medicare is on board with these changes. History and Exam may no longer …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – March 25th, 2019

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – March 25th, 2019

March 26, 2019

Terry gets creative with her Top 10 Tuesday this week, and brings to you “The Coder’s Top 10 Pet Peeves”. Pet peeves are minor annoyances that can cause major irritation, …

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MACRA and Patient Satisfaction Surveys

MACRA and Patient Satisfaction Surveys

March 19, 2019

To achieved the highest bonus threshold using the 2019 rule for the Quality Payment Program (QPP – also known as MACRA) there are eight objectives physicians need to know. In …

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Solving POS errors: inpatient or outpatient service?

Solving POS errors: inpatient or outpatient service?

March 12, 2019

Medicare does not treat all surgeries the same. An inpatient-only surgery list is released every year by CMS. These procedures are automatically approved for Part A coverage and must be …

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Waiving deductibles and copays: is it legal?

Waiving deductibles and copays – is it legal?

March 5, 2019

A hot button topic that needs to be discussed is the the waiving of deductibles, copays, and any patient share of cost. It is becoming a problem in medical practices …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – February 26th, 2019

February 26, 2019

Terry returns with February’s top ten coding, billing, and reimbursement questions. In this a mixed bag of coding questions and answers, Terry discusses the MIPS bonus incentive payments, how to …

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More and more EHRs are falsely claiming HIPAA certified: are you protected?

More and more EHRs are falsely claiming HIPAA certified: are you protected?

February 19, 2019

Is your EHR claiming they are certified? You need to check! Current claims settlements are growing. Therefore, you must check to make sure your software is representing the capabilities of …

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Be the expert!

Be the expert!

February 12, 2019

This episode of the CodeCast podcast focuses on YOU! Terry combines clinical definitions along with the coding aspect of medical billing in a unique way which will help you increase …

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You can never make a first impression twice

You can never make a first impression twice

February 5, 2019

First impressions are key to any medical facility. Setting the tone for the practice with the patient’s first impression. Every detail counts! The quality of your website to that of …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – January 29th, 2019

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – January 29th, 2019

January 29, 2019

Terry returns with January’s top ten coding and billing questions ranging from HCC’s, to assistant surgery documentation and submitting claims when documentation is not completed, to ICD-10-CM clarifications for fractures, …

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Remote Coders: Are you equipped to work from home?

Remote Coders: Are you equipped to work from home?

January 22, 2019

Remote medical coders are medical coders who work from home or locations outside of healthcare facilities. Remote medical coders may be self-employed or work for large coding firms that contract …

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