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Kathy's Monthly Chronicles - March 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 - March 2021

2021 Evaluation and Management (E/M) Coding | The Rest of the Story | April 1st, 2021

Are you struggling to make sense of the 2021 Evaluation and Management changes and wish someone would push the easy button? Buy Now...

2% Sequester Reduction Suspension | March 31st, 2021

In anticipation of possible Congressional action to extend the 2% sequester reduction suspension, we instructed the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to hold all claims with dates of service on or after April 1, 2021. Continue Reading...

Distinguish Between Initial and Routine Visits | March 30th, 2021

When it comes to documentation, no DC can know what they don't know. And being proactive is always better than being reactive. Watch Now...

Submitting VA Claims Successfully- Helpful Tips Available! | March 26th, 2021

Check your claims for some of these common denial codes and take corrective action now. Continue Reading...

How to Maintain Control While Giving the Patient Choices | March 25th, 2021

Ever have a patient refuse to come in when they hear they will have to have an exam/re-exam? Watch Now...

The Information Blocking Rule- What You Should Know | March 22nd, 2021

The Information Blocking implementation deadline is April 5, 2021. Is this a HIPAA Rule? What does this mean for a Doctor of Chiropractic? What should each clinic take into consideration? Watch Now...

Are You Ready for the 21st Century Cures Act Enforcement? | March 22nd, 2021

The Century Cures Act was signed into law four years ago on December 13, 2016. Although this regulation (law) has been in the making for nearly four years, the general effective date was June 30, 2020. The compliance requirements for Information Blocking, Assurances, and APIs start April 5, 2021. Continue Reading...

Can I Get Paid for After Hours or House Calls | March 18th, 2021

"Is there a doctor in the house?" We find ourselves stepping out of our offices and into the patient's home in our changing environment. We are more willing to get out of our box to serve our patient's on their terms. Watch Now...

Is There a New HIPAA Requirement for Credit Cards? | March 16th, 2021

EMV Compliance requires your point of sale machine to be compliant with current EMV standards. Not sure what that means and what is involved? Check out this weeks Helpdesk question of the week for more information. Watch Now...

Wobble Board/Vibe Plate | March 11th, 2021

The use of the wobble board or vibe plate in and of itself is not a billable service. Both are meant to be an unstable surface on which to do other activities or rehab exercises. Watch Now...

Microsoft Threat - UPDATE NOW! | March 9th, 2021

As of March 8, 2021, sources say that over 60,000 businesses have been compromised by threat actors that exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Servers. There are reports that hundreds of thousands of Microsoft Exchange servers may have been impacted worldwide. Continue Reading...

A Business Associate Refuses to Sign a Business Associate Agreement | March 9th, 2021

What should you do if your vendor refuses to sign your Business Associate Agreement? Watch Now...

Patient Evaluation Drives Proper Case Management | March 4th, 2021

Doctors have a fiduciary responsibility to evaluate patients to determine the entire clinical picture for all case types. Continue Reading...

The Cost of NOT Training Staff | March 4th, 2021

Have you considered the cost of not properly training your staff? Are you relying on training from previous staff members? Are you confident what is being taught is correct? We see everyday the added expense to the practice when there is a lack of training. Watch Now...

Building Cash Services with Nutrition | March 2nd, 2021

Incorporating nutrition in the office is designed to promote health while increasing your practice revenue. Get your practice's finances healthy by incorporating cash-based nutrition services. Watch Now...

 

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