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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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CMS FAQ alert: over 100 additions to Telehealth

CMS FAQ alert: over 100 additions to Telehealth

May 5, 2020

CMS has published more FAQs, with an update not only on April 28th but again on April 30th. Then, they canceled their “office hours” call on April 30th! A free-for-all …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Urgent COVID-19 ICD-10CM Coding Update

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Urgent COVID-19 ICD-10CM Coding Update

April 28, 2020

This week, Terry closes out April with a Top 10 Q&A for COVID-19 ICD10-CM: hopefully, her last COVID-related podcast for awhile! In an unprecedented move, the CDC added new directions …

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CMS updates and making yourself invaluable to your practice

CMS updates and making yourself invaluable to your practice

April 21, 2020

In the last week, information pertaining to the recent pandemic has been coming in from all directions! Terry Fletcher covers updates on Telehealth: what you can (and cannot) do. She …

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10 ways physicians (and staff) can improve cash flow during the COVID pandemic

10 ways physicians (and staff) can improve cash flow during the COVID pandemic

April 14, 2020

We all must work together to get through this PHE. During these times of tightening expenses, looking for financial relief, and hoping our medical practices stay afloat during the pandemic, …

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The Delivery of Telehealth to Patients

The Delivery of Telehealth to Patients

April 7, 2020

In today’s episode of the CodeCast podcast, Terry Fletcher changes gears from the coding of Telehealth, to the delivery of Telehealth. No one is really talking about the delivery of …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Expert Tips for Healthcare Professionals Working from Home

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Expert Tips for Healthcare Professionals Working from Home

March 31, 2020

With federal and state mandates forcing many to “shelter in place” or practice social distancing, remote work is the new “normal” for many healthcare professionals On this week’s CodeCast, Terry …

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Fact or Fiction: Telehealth for Medicare during a pandemic

Fact or Fiction: Telehealth for Medicare during a pandemic

March 24, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused pandemonium in the healthcare world, which has also trickled down to medical billing and coding. With an overload on information on how to bill for …

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Reimbursement accuracy FAQ's for COVID-19

Reimbursement accuracy FAQ’s for COVID-19

March 17, 2020

This latest CodeCast continues to talk about the Coronavirus and its impact. Terry Fletcher shares some insights about the financial and physical well-being of patients, and what they can expect …

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How to tackle insurance claim denials plus a COVID-19 update

How to tackle insurance claim denials plus a COVID-19 update

March 10, 2020

Resolving insurance claim denials first means understanding the dial codes on the EOB’s and how to track them: before you lose revenue. In this episode of the CodeCast podcast, Terry …

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When should you "really" use the new eVisit/Digital E/M codes?

When should you “really” use the new eVisit/Digital E/M codes?

March 3, 2020

Since the beginning of the new year, questions have been flooding in about new eVisit codes and when to charge for them. Other questions have popped up on other new …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – ICD-10-CM Coding Errors

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – ICD-10-CM Coding Errors

February 25, 2020

In this month’s Top Ten Tuesday episode, Terry Fletcher discusses the top coding mistakes in ICD-10-CM since its inception. Learn how to fix those mistakes, along with some welcome advice …

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Practice Checkup: Collecting Patient Balances

Practice Checkup: Collecting Patient Balances

February 18, 2020

On the latest CodeCast, Terry Fletcher discusses the importance of collecting patient balances, with a “2020 mindset” focused on credit cards on file, patient portals, and sending Medicare appeals. Did …

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Costly CPT and ICD10 Mistakes

Costly CPT and ICD10 Mistakes

February 11, 2020

Medical practices are concentrating on critical practice changes in 2020 and 2021. However, it is important to not lose focus on the basics of correct coding! Common CPT and ICD-10-CM …

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Knee Injuries: Arthroscopic and Arthrotomy Coding

February 4, 2020

This week, Terry answers the question “Why does my knee hurt?” Knee injuries can be complicated situations! Terry covers treatments plus coding surgeries for those potential injuries. This episode will …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – HCPCS Modifiers Spotlight

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – HCPCS Modifiers Spotlight

January 28, 2020

In this month’s Top Ten Tuesday episode, Terry Fletcher brings you the most-used HCPCS modifiers, including how they are used, how they impact reimbursement, and how to remain compliant. Terry …

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Chronic Care Management Services

Chronic Care Management Services

January 21, 2020

On the latest CodeCast, Terry discusses updated CMS and CPT rules on usage, patient participation and how to make it a profitable value-added service. Terry covers the rules you need …

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Tip List Timeline to update 2021 EM Changes

Tip List Timeline to update 2021 EM Changes

January 14, 2020

Physician practices are encouraged to start planning now for the operational, infrastructural and administrative workflow adjustments that will result from the E/M overhaul, effective 2021. Terry will offer a checklist …

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Getting our Medical Practices and CBO into shape for 2020

Getting our Medical Practices and CBO into shape for 2020

January 7, 2020

As the New Year is here, and everyone is getting into shape with new gym memberships, healthier eating habits, and more, it is important that we also take that mindset …

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