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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Solving POS errors: inpatient or outpatient service?

Solving POS errors: inpatient or outpatient service?

Medicare does not treat all surgeries the same. An inpatient-only surgery list is released every year by CMS. These procedures are automatically approved for Part A coverage and must be performed in a hospital. All other surgeries, as long as there are no complications, are covered by Part B. CMS also releases an annual Addendum […]

Waiving deductibles and copays: is it legal?

Waiving deductibles and copays – is it legal?

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 […]

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – February 26th, 2019

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. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to […]

More and more EHRs are falsely claiming HIPAA certified: are you protected?

More and more EHRs are falsely claiming HIPAA certified: are you protected?

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 […]

Be the expert!

Be the expert!

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 […]

You can never make a first impression twice

You can never make a first impression twice

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 […]

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – January 29th, 2019

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – January 29th, 2019

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. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our podcasts via: iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/codecast-medical-billing-coding-insights/id1305926627 Google Play Music – https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ia47t6quqphhsanlzpajk37yiga Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/1lA69Q7EnjSMuVr3sXVWlX Stitcher […]

Remote Coders: Are you equipped to work from home?

Remote Coders: Are you equipped to work from home?

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 […]

What you don't know can hurt you

What you don’t know can hurt you

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 […]

The CORRECT information for the 2019 E/M documentation update from CMS

The CORRECT information for the 2019 E/M documentation update from CMS

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 […]