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Documentation
Documenting time in the patient note is always needed. But, when is it only for proper documentation standards? Or when is it used to determine the units provided? Not all services that take time in your office are billed per unit.
Documentation
With the new AMA Coding Rules, making a poor first impression can negatively impact reimbursement. It may not be about impressing your audience, but it is about compliantly documenting for your audience.
Documentation
We have all heard the term "location, location, location". In the medical record, the term we must learn to do properly is documentation, documentation, documentation. When relative to the patient encounter, location and documentation go hand in hand.
Documentation
When it comes to documentation and choosing the appropriate diagnosis code(s), it really does matter which one comes first. Make sure you build the proper foundation for a strong note by knowing where all the pieces fit together seamlessly.
Coding
Many practices find timed coding rules to be so confusing. There therapy codes that are supervised and those that are constant attendance. It is necessary to learn the differences between the two types in order to bill appropriately for the services being performed. It really is all about timing.
Finances
Every office encounters patients that need care, but can't afford to pay for the visits. You want to do something, but do you know the right thing to do? Knowing the proper way to handle these situations and what the rules are around offering Hardship to patients.
Finances
Ever feel like the rules keep changing and you didn't know about it until it was too late and you lost the game? Do you even know the rules to the game? Let's discuss the importance of staying on top of payer policy changes and how the payer strives to educate through publications and training. You can't afford to not listen in.
3rd Party Billing and Collections
There is a simple question you should be asking yourself when thinking about billing for family members. Let's take a dive and learn who the players are and whose rules we should be playing by in order to protect the practice.
Documentation
When your practice is labeled as an outlier by a payer, you may experience instant fear and bewilderment as to why it is happening. Well there is an answer often outside the obvious. Do you know what it is? Do you know how you measure up?
Coding
Ever have a claim denied that left you scratching your head? The remittance advice referenced your diagnosis codes, but all of the codes are valid. But are the codes valid together?
Medicare
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act suspended the sequestration payment adjustment percentage of 2% applied to all Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) claims from May 1 through December 31, 2020.
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.
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