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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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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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Establishing Care vs. Preventative Care Coding

Establishing Care vs. Preventative Care Coding

July 23, 2019

Are your physicians asking you to “Patient here to establish care” and trying to bill this as a Level 5 visit…  when it is actually Preventative Services? Terry clarifies the …

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Multiple ways healthcare professionalism, or lack thereof, could be costing you patients

Multiple ways healthcare professionalism, or lack thereof, could be costing you patients

July 16, 2019

There are ways to represent professionalism: but what does it really mean to you? On today’s episode, Terry discusses ways to be inspired on the job to best show professionalism …

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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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