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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CodeCast Podcast - Coding, Reimbursement, and Compliance

Payer Contract Negotiations

April 17, 2018

In this week’s CodeCast Ms. Fletcher discusses the “art” of negotiating payer contracts. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned negotiator, payer contracts can be complicated. In order to …

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Pitfalls of an E/M audit: an auditor’s perspective

April 10, 2018

Auditing physician’s practices for a living can be a tough job. It’s even tougher witnessing a continuing pattern of behavior in vital documentation with many physicians across the country. In today’s …

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New vs. Established Patient

April 3, 2018

This week, Terry discusses the ever confusing topic of “New vs. Established” patient visit. Billing and coding staff continue to have confusion over the question of “What is a New …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A

March 27, 2018

It’s that time of the month again: it’s Top 10 Tuesday Q&A! On the last Tuesday of each month, this ongoing series will address the top Coding, Billing and or …

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Chronic Care Management

March 20, 2018

Today’s topic is Chronic Care Management (CCM) services which are typically provided outside of face-to-face visits who have a least two chronic conditions expected to last at least 12 months. …

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Developing a Winning Audit Program

March 13, 2018

In this week’s episode, Terry assists her listeners in developing a thorough medical audit program which captures the essence of why an audit is necessary to the continued success and …

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10 Tips to Improve your Influence on Providers

March 6, 2018

When you speak to your physicians, you want to carry more weight in your conversation. However, a topic of change may require some finesse on your part. Today, Terry gives …

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Top 8 Tuesday Q&A – February 27th, 2018

February 27, 2018

Ms. Fletcher shares her responses and insights to some frequently asked questions while assisting coding and billing staff in their coding processes with advice on certain ICD-10-CM codes. Some of …

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Locum Tenens

February 20, 2018

Every practice at one time or another has at some point needed to do without their employed physician on a temporary basis. Whether it be for a sabbatical, vacation, maternity …

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Breaking News! Reimbursement slashed in 2018

February 13, 2018

Breaking News! The Modifier 25 may not be the revenue “protection” modifier it once was known as for many physician’s practices. Terry dives right in this week to the recent …

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Collections and Appeals Medical Practice

February 6, 2018

Episode 15 of the CodeCast Podcast takes the topic of Medical Practice Collections and Appeals to the next level… literally. Terry discusses level 1, 2 and yes, a level 3 …

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Billing Companies

January 30, 2018

Terry continues her theme with medical practices making sure they have done their due diligence to keep their practices healthy, in giving you a checklist for Billing Service Outsourcing. Are …

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The Importance of Medical Practice Assessment – Part 2

January 23, 2018

Continuing our discussion of the importance of a practice assessment and checkup, Ms. Fletcher gets into part two of this two-part series, to discuss industry benchmarks, the importance of crunching …

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The Importance of Medical Practice Assessment – Part 1

January 16, 2018

Can you say that you take care of your medical practice health as well as your patient’s health? Isn’t it time for a checkup there as well? For most provider …

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Hidden Revenue

January 9, 2018

Continuing with this month’s theme of revenue and where those sources can come from, Ms. Fletcher discusses the “Hidden Revenue” that already exists within your medical practice, and how coders, …

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Revenue Opportunities

January 2, 2018

Happy New Year listeners. This week Terry rings in 2018 with some revenue opportunity gems, that many physician practices may not realize are billable services. With current reimbursements at a …

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EM Guideline Changes Coming

December 26, 2017

This week Terry tackles the topic of current E/M guidelines and how CMS has opened up the lines for current discussions and dialogue to update these very dated services. With …

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Advanced Care Planning: Revenue Source

December 19, 2017

Physicians and mid-level providers are having some serious conversations with patients regarding their Advanced Care Planning, meaning the discussion of a serious illness and the next steps that they need …

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