Always Ensure Accurate and Compliant Billing and Coding When managing a medical practice, you undoubtedly have several things to worry about at any given time. Medical billing and coding is difficult to keep up with, especially with evolving laws, regulations, and medical codes. These changes make it difficult to be compliant even for the most […]
The new documentation guidelines for office and outpatient visits go into effect on January 1, 2021. The level of service will now be determined by new guidelines, and you will have the choice of time or medical decision making.
As we are sure most healthcare providers come to expect, each new year brings new changes to codes, payment policies, and processes in the healthcare industry. On November 1st, CMS announced upcoming changes to payment policies, which were detailed in its 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System Final Rule.
Insurance Carrier Updates
Coding Tip for Arthroscopic SLAP repair and Capsulorrhaphy
At Healthcare Information Services, it is our goal to keep those in the healthcare industry informed about coding and insurance carrier policy updates that may impact their everyday operations. Staying informed about changes in coding is essential for healthcare practices so that submissions are accepted as consistently as possible and everyone at the practice is kept in the loop.
UHC will update their policy on the treatment with Sodium Hyaluronate effective 10/1/19.
As a professional in the healthcare industry, you are surely aware that coding regulations are constantly shifting and changing. Whether these changes relate to the codes that need to be used for certain procedures or updates to specific policies, staying on top of these changes is the best way to keep your practice ahead of the game.
The lifeblood of your orthopedic practice exists in how well your revenue is managed. Accuracy means everything and it’s essential to your bottom line. There’s no better solution than keeping your internal operations of your practice at peak efficiency and having employees well versed in the industry’s orthopedic billing codes.
Effective coding is the best way to fight off rising business costs in your medical practice. The procedural and diagnostic codes used to submit claims for reimbursements mandate how much your providers get paid for the work they do.
CMS Will End the ICD-10 Grace Period on October 1, 2016 Are you ready? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced that the grace period for healthcare providers is to expire October 1st, 2016.
Keep up-to-date on the latest industry updates, courtesy of the experts at Healthcare Information Services. Here are this month’s coding updates: New Cigna Coverage Policy Effective May 16th, 2016 Cigna enacted a new policy for strapping. This policy will now cover strapping tape as a medical necessity, citing its importance in the initial management of […]
2015 CPT coding changes that are taking effect will mostly cause issues with billings, and denials of billings that are not coded correctly according to the new Coding Rules. In the radiology practice there are not an extraordinary number of changes, but they are important to ensure proper payments. Radiology practices must train not only their billing staff in the new coding procedures, but everyone involved in reporting procedures need to know how to document what treatments were given to ensure that proper codes are used in records and for billing.