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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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Incident To Rules Revisited

Incident To Rules Revisited

February 2, 2021

Incident to rules have been a target of compliance lately with payers. Terry revisits the rules and gives some scenarios on when services can be billed under the physician and/or …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – 2021 E/M Guidelines

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – 2021 E/M Guidelines

January 26, 2021

After presenting over 30 Webinars on the 2021 E/M Guidelines, Terry continues receiving questions about clarifications on what AMA and CMS are expecting when medical providers are documenting in a …

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Will The New Administration Keep Existing Policies?

Will The New Administration Keep Existing Policies?

January 19, 2021

With a new administration coming into the White House, what CMS policies will continue and which ones will be halted or rolled back? Terry discusses what a new administration could …

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PHE Extended and EM 2021 Clarifications

PHE Extended and EM 2021 Clarifications

January 12, 2021

This week on the CodeCast Podcast, CMS once again threw us for a loop by not only doubling the 3.75% increase to the 2021 Fee Schedule but also the extending …

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Myths and Realities of 2021 Medicare Final Rule and Fee Schedule

Myths and Realities of 2021 Medicare Final Rule and Fee Schedule

January 5, 2021

Join us for this important update, as we are now into the New Year. It’s time to make sure we understand the Myths and Realities of the MPFS and what …

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Top 10 Holiday ICD10-CM Codes

Top 10 Holiday ICD10-CM Codes

December 29, 2020

This week Terry has some fun with coding by giving you the Top 10 holiday related ICD-10-CM codes for your last week of the year. These will show up as …

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Medical Necessity for Audio-Only Telehealth

Medical Necessity for Audio-Only Telehealth

December 22, 2020

While it is true that during the PHE Medicare and other commercial insurance plans are covering E/M Telephone visits (99441-99443) on a temporary basis, practices should not take this as …

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Clarifying COVID ICD10-CM Coding Questions

Clarifying COVID ICD10-CM Coding Questions

December 15, 2020

There have been a lot of questions flooding in about how to ICD10-CM code a COVID patient, or a suspected COVID patient, or even a post-COVID patient wanting to return …

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CMS Final Rule 2021 Talking Points

CMS Final Rule 2021 Talking Points

December 8, 2020

On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that includes updates on policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule …

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10 Ways To Improve Medical Coding And Billing Accuracy

10 Ways To Improve Medical Coding And Billing Accuracy

December 1, 2020

Medical coding and billing errors can cause a host of problems. Denied or partially paid claims are costly in dollars and cents. However, they can also cost you lost time, …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Telehealth Audit Flags

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Telehealth Audit Flags

November 24, 2020

This week Terry gives you a top ten list of audit flags Telehealth Services can bring. What payers are looking for when audio-only visits are billed? Do you have the …

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Medicare 4th Quarter Update

Medicare 4th Quarter Update

November 17, 2020

Join Terry Fletcher as she keeps you abreast of current information in the field of medical billing and coding. This week’s CodeCast Podcast is an update on 2021 Medicare alerts …

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Specialty Spotlight - E/M 2021 Comparison Primary Care

Specialty Spotlight – E/M 2021 Comparison Primary Care

November 10, 2020

On the latest episode of the CodeCast Podcast, Terry Fletcher goes deep into detail to prepare coders, clinicians, and staff for the 2021 E/M documentation changes. Topics discussed include how …

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Specialty Spotlight - Orthopedic Coding Fracture Care

Specialty Spotlight – Orthopedic Coding Fracture Care

November 3, 2020

Today Terry gets back to basics with her orthopedic specialty spotlight, this time focusing on fundamentals of fracture coding. Some practices miss when trying to decide on reporting fracture care …

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Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – 4th quarter tasks to get done now

October 27, 2020

We are in the 4th quarter of 2020. We never thought it would get here, did we? Well we made it! Listen this week for some tips to help you …

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Specialty Spotlight - ER Coding

Specialty Spotlight – ER Coding

October 20, 2020

This week’s specialty spotlight focuses on ER Coding. The patient’s medical record documentation for diagnosis and treatment in the Emergency Department (ED) must indicate the presenting symptoms, diagnoses and treatment …

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CMS news alert - AAP loan repayments extended

CMS news alert – AAP loan repayments extended

October 13, 2020

(CMS) announced amended terms for payments issued under the Accelerated and Advance Payment (AAP) program as required by recent action by President Trump and Congress. Providers were required to make …

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Dermatology Debridement Coding Spotlight

Dermatology Debridement Coding Spotlight

October 6, 2020

This week Terry continues her specialty spotlight coding with debridement coding and understanding how to choose those codes based on specific documentation language. Terry also covers a “hot off the …

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