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Renee Dowling
How to take advantage of new coding opportunities in 2017
Physicians can boost revenue by learning how to correctly use procedural codes unveiled in 2017
Everything to know about changes to chronic care management services
The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule updates and revisions contain several positive changes to chronic care management (CCM) services.
What physicians should know about chronic care management changes
Are there other services that we can’t bill if we are billing chronic care services?
Coding chronic care the right way
How is “general” supervision different than “direct” supervision for chronic care management services?
Observation codes: When to use initial vs subsequent
Q: We are a private practice that has several physicians who follow their patients in the hospital. There are times that the patient is in observation, and they are called to help decide whether to admit them or not. Should our physicians bill initial and subsequent observation codes for these visits?
How to bill and code transitional care management the right way
Our office is having a difficult time reaching patients within the required two business days from discharge for transitional care management (TCM) codes. Will this preclude us from billing the codes when all of the other criteria are met?
How physicians can get paid for home visits
DOWLING Contributing author GETTING PAID FOR HOME VISITS Renee Dowling is a billing and coding consultant with VEI Consulting in Indianapolis, Indiana. Send your coding questions to: [email protected] I am in private practice and recently did a home visit, one-hour evaluation for the first time. What is the code for the initial home visit and then subsequent visits?
Q&A: How to understand the new diabetes code for primary care
Q: Can you explain the intensive behavior therapy code for treating patients with diabetes? Is this a new code?
How to bill end-of-life discussion codes correctly
Are the advance care planning codes in place now in 2016?
Getting paid: The date of service dilemma
Renee Dowling, a billing and coding consultant answers your burning questions in this Q&A.