• Implications of CDT Changes for Dental-Medical Cross Coding

    Posted by admin | August 17, 2017 , (0) comments

                  Every year, the American Dental Association (ADA) updates its coding standards within the Current Dental Terminology (CDT) code set. For instance, as we discussed in a previous post, the 2017 changes included eleven code additions, one code deletion,

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  • CPT Coding for Gastric Emptying Imaging Studies

    Posted by admin | August 10, 2017 , (0) comments

                    For physicians, chronic digestive issues are some of the most difficult to diagnose. When a patient complains of stomach pain, irregular bowel movements, or abdominal bloating, there are a wide range of possible culprits. The reason for the pat

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  • The Unexpected Complexities of Medical Billing: Name Misspellings on Insurance Cards

    Posted by admin | August 3, 2017 , (0) comments

                  When it comes to medical billing and coding for small health care practice, like a family doctor’s office or a small specialty clinic, you would think that it would not be too hard to keep your medical coding and billing in-house. After all, if you

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  • The Benefits of Home Health Care for Pregnant Mothers

    Posted by admin | July 27, 2017 , (0) comments

                        In previous decades, home health care has been offered almost exclusively for the elderly and the disabled. Although these two populations continue to be the most common patients, home health services are now being expanded to mee

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  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    Posted by admin | July 20, 2017 , (0) comments

                  In July 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that over 100 million adults in the United States had diabetes or prediabetes. The most common diagnosis is type 2 diabetes mellitus — also known as adult-onset diabetes

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  • Requests for Anticipated Payments (RAPs) for Home Health Care Services

    Posted by admin | July 13, 2017 , (0) comments

                    Starting in 2000, a new Prospective Payment System (PPS) was established for home health services. A PPS is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare makes a payment of a fixed amount. That amount is predetermined and can vary based on the an

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  • Keeping Up with Changes in CDT Coding

    Posted by admin | July 6, 2017 , (0) comments

                  In today’s highly competitive dental services industry, properly managing your practice’s revenue cycle is becoming increasingly important. Problems like claim denials and payment delays can prevent you from achieving your goals when it comes to r

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  • Understanding Worker’s Compensation: An Overview for Medical Care Providers

    Posted by admin | June 30, 2017 , (0) comments

                  Worker’s compensation is one of the most complex areas of medical billing. It works differently from private insurance, so if your practice does not handle every step of the process properly, it can result in confusion and claim denials that can dis

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  • The Significance of Accounts Receivable (AR) Days

    Posted by admin | June 22, 2017 , (0) comments

                  For doctor’s offices and clinics, effective revenue cycle management is essential. One of the most reliable indicators that your revenue cycle is in trouble is a steady increase in Accounts Receivable (AR) days. If your AR days are increasing, it ca

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  • ICD-10-CM Codes for Depressive Disorders

    Posted by admin | June 15, 2017 , (0) comments

              Ambulatory care visits where major depressive disorder is the primary diagnosis are becoming increasingly common. According to the CDC, they accounted for over 8 million visits between 2009 and 2010. In an average two-week period, over 7 percent of the US populatio

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