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, CMCS, ACS-CA, SCP-CA, knows from over 25 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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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 and leading us back into that legal blackhole of the 80’s.

Terry is opting to take the heat and have a heart-to-heart with you on this show about standing up to your physicians, practice administrators, and anyone who is in charge of revenue integrity: and have them listen to this podcast… today!

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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 make sure your skin lesion diagnoses are accurate, and when to capture moderate vs. monitored sedation with procedures.

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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 your EHR product correctly… or you could find yourself in hot water.

Terry will also address mystery services that have you saying: “I can code for that?” Yes, you can!

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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 your credibility while positioning you as an expert healthcare professional.

Stick around as Terry also covers migraine headaches, heart cath with PCI’s, and unused drugs in this episode.

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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 your location, outside areas, and even your reception area (waiting room), can reduce patient anxiety… and give them a good impression of your practice.

What first impression is your practice giving?

Remember the physician in the exam room is the last person the patient sees. Today’s episode focuses on how to make the best first impression to your patient before they meet with the physician, and how to embrace your community with a quality referral base.

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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, and 25 and 53 modifier usage.

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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 with hospitals or healthcare facilities. Self-discipline and accountability are key for working remotely.

If you fall into this category, Terry asks “Are you equipped?” in today’s episode, which also covers the new “Virtual Visit” from Medicare and what you need to know to bill for it.

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What hidden information can hurt your practice and/or the patient?

Has your patient told you about ALL of their medicines?

Did you report all of the diagnoses a patient is being seen for in the hospital or only the ones you are treating?

Are you, the provider, asking the right questions in the HPI?

What you don’t know CAN hurt you: Terry covers these questions plus offers some tips on how to explain the EOB to a patient who thinks it’s a bill.

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There is a lot of misinformation swirling around about 2019 E/M documentation requirements for physicians. On today’s program, Terry provides the CORRECT information on what CMS finalized for the E/M services for this year.

Tune in to get an accurate picture of how these changes will impact your practices, and what is on the table for coming years.

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How do you define the “New vs. Established” patient visit in 2019?

Terry discusses this topic today as well as residents roles in documentation and split visits with preventative services and E/M same day.

She will also cover how to identify a subspecialty versus “exact” same specialty and why your revenue depends on it!!

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