Here's why high-level E/M codes mean more money June 23, 2017By Lisa A. Eramo MAWhen documented and coded appropriately, high-level E/M codes translate into greater reimbursement than their lower-level counterparts
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Prolonged services payments on the rise June 28, 2017By Lisa A. Eramo MAThe good news is that payment for prolonged services rose in 2017. The bad news is that the feds are taking a closer look at use of these codes. Are your CCM codes correct? July 05, 2017By Lisa A. Eramo MAGreater scrutiny of CCM services could be on the way, perhaps even denials. So physicians should ensure they are coding the right way the first time. Is advanced care planning billable? July 03, 2017By Lisa A. Eramo MAPhysicians can bill advanced care planning regardless of whether a patient fills out the relevant legal forms, but should review payer contracts to ensure it is a billable service. How to avoid TCM coding denials July 01, 2017By Lisa A. Eramo MACMS and most commercial payers began to pay for TCM in 2013, but physicians continue to see denials. Experts believe there could be several reasons why. The benefits of physician volunteering July 25, 2017By John CampanelliHow giving back to the community can recharge
Simple tips to rein in rising consumer collection costs July 25, 2017By Stuart HansonHow to optimize the revenue cycle with comprehensive patient communication strategies How to use a budget to boost practice performance July 25, 2017By Todd ShryockBuilding a sound financial plan can help protect from financial instability while charting a successful path forward
CMS should exempt all—not just some—small practices from MACRA July 25, 2017By Keith L. MartinThe early verdict from physicians is simple: “MACRA? I think I know what that is, but I’ll pass, thank you.” How to decipher direct-to-consumer genetic testing July 25, 2017By Sandra GordonDTC genetic testing may provide some relief for patients about their health risks, but more stress for physicians. Codes physicians likely aren’t using … but shouldBy knowing these codes, practices can earn additional reimbursement.
4 ways to protect your practice from ransomware attacks July 25, 2017By Tom AndrulisAs ransomware attacks multiply, cybersecurity has become a top concern among healthcare professionals. What are the best ways to stop these attacks before they occur? No balance without boundaries for physicians2017 Physician Writing Contest: Honorable mention Why physicians should become active on social media July 25, 2017By Nima Mehran MDWith a unique voice, good content, patience and consistency, your practice’s social media accounts can become valuable assets.