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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!

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.
Jill Foote
By Jill Foote in Compliance Basics
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.
Jill Foote
By Jill Foote in Compliance Basics
Social Media: is it friend or foe? The friendly aspect is the ability to reach a variety of people immediately. 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 it can become your foe if you, as a...
Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC, CCCA
By Kathy (KMC) Weidner MCS-P CCPC CCCA in Coding
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. We are delighted when we receive thought-provoking questions at our Help Desk that reveal doctors’...
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