Medical Billing Industry News & Updates

While it may seem like an efficient way to get more done with less effort, billing for services provided by someone else is not allowed. “Pass-through billing” is the term for submitting a claim for anything not delivered by the submitting physician or someone in their direct employ. A common example is when practitioners have…

On June 9, 2021 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an increase in the total payment amount for at-home vaccination for administering the COVID-19 vaccine to Medicare beneficiaries who would encounter difficulty in being vaccinated otherwise. While the COVID-19 vaccine is readily available to most people at their pharmacy, doctor’s office, or…

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Without a doubt, claim denials are a: a pain in the neck, b: a major source of revenue loss for practitioners, and c: a cause of stress for medical businesses. They do not, however, have to be a common occurrence. Outsourcing medical billing to a professional billing company has proven to greatly reduce denials, but…

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Concierge medicine is not a new concept, but it seems to be getting a lot more attention lately. It’s no secret that job satisfaction among doctors is decreasing, and that is one of the leading causes for the change. If you became a doctor because you were inspired by shows like Marcus Welby M.D., then…

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Now that the age for administration of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for adolescents aged 12 to 15, new questions are being raised, including who will get it and how to make distribution most equitable. Children are less susceptible to the disease caused by the virus, but they are likely to spread it to…

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Various online reports indicate that two-thirds to three-quarters of medical bills in 2020 contained errors. With those bills routinely totaling thousands, tens of thousands, and even hundreds of thousands of dollars, it certainly makes sense to check them for errors. The medical coding and billing system is complicated and even trained billers and coders make…

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Electronic health record (EHR) systems have a lot to offer but implementing such a comprehensive process can be a daunting task. Many practitioners have no idea how to even get started, much less make sure the process complies with all the requirements. We’ve put together a checklist to help you make sure you hit all…

Covid 19 Billing All The Frequently Asked Questions & Their Answers ( Th...

Answers to Some of the Most Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Billing Thanks to the prevalence of the disease, rapidly developing guidelines and treatment processes, and vaccines, COVID-19 is raising a lot of questions regarding medical billing and coding. The national public health emergency that was declared in March of 2020 created a huge push…