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From in-depth articles exploring hot topics in the industry to detailed how-tos about reimbursement and compliance, our blog puts a wealth of information at your fingertips. Check back often for new entries!

By Jess Brower DC in Coding
The terms telehealth and telemedicine are used interchangeably and are the all-encompassing administration of healthcare services via required real-time telephone or video conferencing. The patient must consent to the service before or at the time it takes place.
By Jess Brower DC in Therapy and Active Care
Your practice will benefit by complying with these stricter insurance standards; reimbursement will be higher, and your patients will receive better care.
Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC, CCCA
By Kathy (KMC) Weidner MCS-P CCPC CCCA in KMC University Library
Get Back on Track With Goals, Plans, and Procedures for 2021 With the crazy from the last 18 months now mostly behind us, and as we come up for air, we notice we’re half-way through 2021. Before long, December holiday decorations will be out in the stores, and we will have totally skipped Halloween...
Rebecca Scott
By Rebecca Scott CPC CPCO in Finances
There are occasions when honest mistakes and oversights are made that can lead to financial losses for the office. Money that is coming in from patients or insurance payments throughout the day may get misplaced during busy patient hours.
Dr. Grant Shapiro
By Grant Shapiro DC MCS-P CPC-A in Medicare
All doctors want to be paid for the clinically reasonable and medically necessary services and procedures rendered to patients, so it is important to understand the contracts that might be required and each company’s definition of medical necessity.
Jill Foote
By Jill Foote in Compliance Basics
On Monday, June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for healthcare employers. The implementation deadline for partial compliance is July 5, 2021, and July 21, 2021, for complete compliance (including employee...
Dr. Grant Shapiro
By Grant Shapiro DC MCS-P CPC-A in Medicare
Explaining the distinction between these two types of care feels like a scene from the movie Ground Hog Day. We wish we had a dollar for every time that we have been asked to clarify this topic. It’s possibly one of the least understood, yet the concepts are clear, based on the definitions provided...
By Yvette Noel CPCO in 3rd Party Billing and Collections
We have noticed an uptick in requests for consultations for offices enrolled with Medicare as a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider due to certain DME denied that were otherwise paid previously. Many were not aware of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Competitive Bidding...
Rebecca Scott
By Rebecca Scott CPC CPCO in 3rd Party Billing and Collections
A CAs job is never done. Offices need to have systems and procedures in place that will manage both outbound claims, inbound checks, and accounts receivable. At any given time, there are claims in various stages of the billing cycle that must be managed.
Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC, CCCA
By Kathy (KMC) Weidner MCS-P CCPC CCCA in Documentation
The documentation of these visits contains the details of patients’ progress, or lack thereof, as they advance through the stated plan. The record shows the reader the patient’s status at that point within the plan’s goals and time frame.