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Chiropractic Medical Billing in 2017 – Things Practitioners Should Know

Chiropractic Medical Billing in 2017 – Things Practitioners Should Know

Chiropractors diagnose and treat a wide variety of health conditions, including pediatric ailments, and can order lab and imaging studies, if required. With code updates and changing reimbursement rules, proper revenue cycle management support is crucial for these healthcare professionals. As a reliable provider of medical billing services, we recently highlighted the importance of proper […]

How to Document Correctly to Support Physical Therapy Evaluation Code Selection

How to Document Correctly to Support Physical Therapy Evaluation Code Selection

Starting 2017, physical therapy medical coding involves three new evaluation codes and a new reevaluation code. The evaluation codes introduced by the final CMS physician fee schedule replace code 97001 and reflect three levels of patient presentation: 97161 – low-complexity 97162 – moderate-complexity 97163 – high-complexity 97164 is the reevaluation code that replaced 97002. The […]

Documenting Tonsillitis with Specific ICD-10 Medical Codes

Documenting Tonsillitis with Specific ICD-10 Medical Codes

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils most commonly caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Health professionals who treat this condition include pediatrician, family medicine physician, otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat, or ENT doctor) and nurse practitioner. Physician medical billing services for procedures like tonsillitis depend on accurate clinical documentation. Tonsils are part of the […]

Dental Insurance Verification – A Key Strategy to Reduce Denials due to Eligibility Errors

Dental Insurance Verification – A Key Strategy to Reduce Denials due to Eligibility Errors

When handled efficiently, dental insurance verification benefits both the patient and the practice. Verifying the patient’s insurance during scheduling, reminder or check-in is the starting point in accounts receivable (AR) management. It is a key strategy to reduce or eliminate denials that occur because the patient was not eligible for the service or some other […]

Preterm Births can Increase Maternal Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Preterm Births can Increase Maternal Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Comprehensive medical coding services are available across various specialties and coding complexity increases for patients with multiple health conditions. One medical condition often increases the risk of developing other conditions. A new study has found that preterm birth increases risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in mothers. Though previous studies have established the link between premature […]

Influenza Vaccine Coding in 2017 – Key Points to Note

Influenza Vaccine Coding in 2017 – Key Points to Note

The goal of immunization providers is to ensure that vaccines reach all people who need them. Accurate vaccine coding increases opportunities for enhanced/appropriate reimbursement, reduces audit and liability risks, and improves information flow. Various vaccine code changes have come into effect starting January 1, 2017. Expert medical coding services are available to help providers keep […]

Report: Telemedicine improves Patient Care in Family Practices

Report: Telemedicine improves Patient Care in Family Practices

While family practice medical billing services are available to help primary care providers manage their revenue cycle, technology has vastly improved the way these practitioners manage their patients. Telemedicine and virtual visits are improving primary care outcomes. According to a recent report in Social Justice Solutions, the popularity of telemedicine is growing rapidly due to […]

Proper Documentation Crucial for Chiropractic Insurance Billing Success

Proper Documentation Crucial for Chiropractic Insurance Billing Success

Recent reports indicate just how crucial proper documentation is for the success of chiropractic medical billing. In October 2016, Medscape reported that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had found that most Medicare claims from chiropractors were improper and failed to meet documentation requirements. Many practices are turning to experienced chiropractic insurance billing […]

Greater Emphasis on Non-opioid Pain Management is Crucial, say Experts

Greater Emphasis on Non-opioid Pain Management is Crucial, say Experts

Reliable pain management medical billing services are available to help pain medicine physicians deal with the complexities of getting reimbursed for the care they provide, including getting paid for their time. However, when it comes to treating patients, these experts are at a crossroads – they are under hostile federal scrutiny if they prescribe opioids […]