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Finances
One of the most important procedures in keeping your financial system running smoothly is to make sure that each penny and service is accounted for at the end of the day. Don't put until tomorrow what you should do today.
Finances
Whose money is it? All monies in the office must be properly accounted for to the penny. Make sure you know how to properly manage patient credits for compliancy in your office.
Coding
Learn when and how to use external cause codes to tell a better story of the mechanism of injury. As we always say, know your audience and know what is needed to satisfy their requirements.
3rd Party Billing and Collections
Think about building a strong foundation for your practice. Simply adding orthotics to your practice can align your finances for an increase.
Medicare
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
Documentation
When it comes to documentation, no DC can know what they don't know. And being proactive is always better than being reactive.
3rd Party Billing and Collections
Check your claims for some of these common denial codes and take corrective action now.
Patient Management
Hot Topics from the KMC University Helpdesk | March 25, 2021 Ever have a patient refuse to come in when they hear they will have to have an exam/re-exam? It can seem difficult knowing you have obligations with your license, malpractice, and a standard of care, but you still want them to get in the door. Make sure you have a well-trained team to handle these types of objections.
Compliance Basics
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? Check out the HelpDesk question of the week.
3rd Party Billing and Collections
"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.
Compliance Basics
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.
Coding
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.
Compliance Basics
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.
Compliance Basics
What should you do if your vendor refuses to sign your Business Associate Agreement?
Finances
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.
3rd Party Billing and Collections
Hot Topics from the KMC University Helpdesk | March 2, 2021 It's time to make more cash! Did you know that your patients want to know what you are taking and doing? They look to you for guidance on enhancing their life and well being. 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.
Compliance Basics
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?
3rd Party Billing and Collections
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. Know the differences to safeguard your practice.
Finances
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.
Coding
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. You should always code appropriately for the service being performed in the office. Changing a code to fit a patient's benefit is a huge red flag.
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