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Kathy's Monthly Chronicles - February 2021

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We get it! You receive a lot of emails! We'd like to help. We know you count on us to keep you up to date on the latest reimbursement and compliance happenings. We compile all our monthly updates, blogs, and news for you into one announcement. Watch for this recap each month, courtesy of your friends here at KMCU.

Kathy's Monthly Chronicles - February 2021

Electronic or Physical OIG Manual? | February 25th, 2021

It's all about aesthetics these days! Clunking up the shelves with messy binders isn't for everyone. So when the OIG says you must have written policies and procedures, do they mean it has to be in a physical binder? Watch Now...

Medically Necessary vs Clinically Appropriate | February 23rd, 2021

All care is Medically Necessary, right? There is a common misconception of the terms Medically Necessary vs Clinically Appropriate. Billing for Clinically Appropriate care is a red flag for inappropriate billing practices. Watch Now...

Social Media & the Compliant Clinic | February 23rd, 2021

Social Media is one of the most cost-efficient methods of marketing. It is a great way to connect to people in your area and attract new patients, but don't ignore your obligations to protect health information. Continue Reading...

The Value of the Report of Findings | February 18th, 2021

If you have ever wondered why your patients stop coming after they feel better, it may be time to evaluate your Report of Findings process for your office. They want to know what you are thinking, and are trusting you to tell them the entire story. Watch Now...

Code the Service and Not the Benefit | February 16th, 2021

Are you caught in the crosshairs of patients wanting to use their coverage for a massage? Playing with the code to match the benefit is not the answer. Changing a code to fit a patient's benefit is a huge red flag. Watch Now...

Dealing with Medicare Advantage Patients | February 11th, 2021

Medicare fees are changing, but who is Medicare? Let's take a look at what to charge your Medicare Advantage patients. Is it the same, or is it different? Watch Now...

Who Can Perform Services? | February 9th, 2021

It is time to protect your practice from this costly mistake. Don't be an office who comes to us after the recoupment starts, be proactive and make sure you are dotting your i's and crossing your t's. Know who can do what in your office. Watch Now...

Document Medical Decision Making (MDM) with Ease | February 5th, 2021

Now that we've had a month to settle into the new Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding rules that went into effect at the beginning of the year, the questions are getting more specific and refined. Continue Reading...

Navigation by Outcome Assessment Tools | February 5th, 2021

How do you organize the patient’s words, your findings, and the expected improvements to show the payor why the care is needed and how it will be tracked? Part of the answer is by using OATs to point out functional areas of deficit to be improved and to set your short and long-term goals. Continue Reading...

Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners v. Texas Medical Association | February 4th, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS to the State of Texas and its future and current practicing doctors of chiropractic (DCs) for an impressive Supreme Court win. Continue Reading...

Building Cash Services with Massage | February 2nd, 2021

With increased limits being placed by payers on who can perform a service and report under the doctor's NPI, don't throw massage out the door. Massage is a great service to increase revenue in your clinic. Watch Now...

 

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