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Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment for Long-term Care Patients

Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment for Long-term Care Patients

Chiropractic care is a popular non-invasive option for musculoskeletal pain and is available to active-duty members of the U.S. armed forces as well as veterans. The treatment, which involves gentle spinal manipulation, is covered by major health insurance plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, and some Medicaid plans and many providers outsource chiropractic medical billing and coding […]

Surveys: High Health Care Costs a Major Concern across all Patient Cohorts

Surveys: High Health Care Costs a Major Concern across all Patient Cohorts

The ever-increasing cost of healthcare is a major concern in the United States. Physicians strive to improve care and provide an optimal patient experience but increased patient payment responsibility poses challenges for revenue cycle management. While healthcare organizations can reduce administrative burdens and increase practice efficiency by outsourcing medical billing, Healthcare IT News reports that […]

How Anesthesiologists Benefit from Being “Non-Patient-Facing” Under MACRA

How Anesthesiologists Benefit from Being “Non-Patient-Facing” Under MACRA

The concept of value-based reimbursement under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) that came into force on January 1, 2017 ties physician reimbursement to quality of care rather than the volume of services. While experts say that the long-term impact of this policy on medical practices, hospitals, medical billing companies is […]

Eating Disorders – Document Them Accurately with ICD-10 Codes

Eating Disorders – Document Them Accurately with ICD-10 Codes

Eating disorders refer to illnesses that are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Eating disorders include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Binge Eating Disorders (BED), Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and other conditions that can benefit from mental health treatment. Eating disorders can develop during any […]

Latest Report – ICD-10 Market to See Vigorous Growth by 2025

Latest Report – ICD-10 Market to See Vigorous Growth by 2025

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) code set undoubtedly made a tremendous impact on how documentation was handled by both physician’s office and the medical billing and coding companies. ICD-10 code set that contains 68,000 diagnosis codes and 87,000 procedural codes helps in detailed documentation and accurate coding, resulting in effective patient care and timely […]

What are Medical Coding Modifiers?  Examples of CPT Modifiers and When to Use Them

What are Medical Coding Modifiers? Examples of CPT Modifiers and When to Use Them

Medical, surgical, and diagnostic procedures and services are described by Category I CPT codes using five-digit numerical sequences. Category II CPT codes provide additional information to Category I CPT codes, which streamlines administrative work and tracks the performance of certain tests or procedures. However, Category II codes may not provide important information about the details […]

Study of TKR Patients’ Claims Data links General Anesthesia to Postoperative Delirium

Study of TKR Patients’ Claims Data links General Anesthesia to Postoperative Delirium

Though it has certain limitations, claims data is widely used by researchers to study diverse issues. While outsourcing medical billing and coding to an expert is a proven strategy that helps physicians receive appropriate reimbursement for services rendered, it can also ensure reliable claims data for research. Researchers use medical billing data to study diverse […]