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Kathy's Monthly Chronicles - June 2021

Welcome to Kathy's Monthly Chronicles

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 - June 2021

Increased Payer Outlier Reports from Special Investigations Unit | June 28th, 2021

Five thousand doctors in Illinois have received a letter from the Special Investigations Unit regarding outlier coding and billing. Watch Now...

How Could This Happen? | June 22nd, 2021

Ever hear this, “It just started hurting Doc, nothing happened!”? Something happened, and to properly document medical necessity and bill a third-party payer, there must be a mechanism or injury.  Watch Now...

Is It Time to Go? Put a Pin in It! | June 17th, 2021

Don't have a dangling participle. Instead, bring the patient's last visit closer to the end of the episode of care and put a pin in it.  Watch Now...

Apple iOS Security Issue- Immediate Attention Necessary | June 15th, 2021

We clarify the distinction between Active and Maintenance Care with Medicare so you can meet Medicare’s definition of Medical Necessary.  Continue Reading...

What Are You Putting Off? | June 15th, 2021

Did you realize there are rules regarding how long you have to document for a visit? Not only are there time limits, but you also cannot bill for services not written. Timely documentation = timely payment. If you are feeling overwhelmed, let us help.  Watch Now...

Medicare Patient Finances... A Must Know | June 8th, 2021

Prepayments are always a financial benefit if permitted in your state, and the clinic follows the rules. As a result, patients seem to adhere better to the treatment plan. The uncomfortable discussion of money is out of the way...  Watch Now...

Here's A Tip For You! | June 3rd, 2021

We have all heard the term "location, location, location". In the medical record, the term we must learn to do properly is documentation. When relative to the patient encounter, location and documentation go hand in hand.  Watch Now...

Planning for the Inevitable Audit | June 2nd, 2021

In today’s age of the pre-payment review and the post-payment audit, each practice must take documentation and coding seriously. It is no longer a matter of simply clicking a few boxes in your EHR software and expecting to be paid. Continue Reading...

 

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