It’s time to implement the annual updates to the CPT codes. The code development process goes on for most of the year, and these were finalized and released in September. This allows time for electronic systems to incorporate them, since the changes take effect on January 1 of each New Year and 2022 has quite…

Despite billions being invested in COVID-19 vaccines and government agencies strongly encouraging everyone who qualifies to get vaccinated, all COVID-19 vaccines being administered in the US have been approved only under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). That changed on August 23, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer’s vaccine for anyone 16…

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…

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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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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…

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the period for submitting comments had been scheduled to end on March 22, but on March 9, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) (part of HHS) announced a 45-day extension of the public comment period, making the cutoff…

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If you are running a rehab facility and doing your own coding and billing in-house, it probably seems like outsourcing that task would be an expense you couldn’t afford—but we are happy to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way! An efficient medical billing company will not only make your billing easier but…

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Rehab medical billing may be the exclusive source of revenue for rehabilitation centers, but it is also an important part of billing and coding for physical therapy groups, physician groups with multiple specialties, individual and group practices and hospitals. The challenges faced by all medical organizations apply to rehab billing, but there are some situations…

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Avoid These Common Substance Abuse & Rehab Billing Mistakes Treatment for substance abuse and rehab have not always been covered by insurance. This addition has proven beneficial for patients and their communities. However, the fact that these treatments can be billed does not mean that they will be paid. Whether a facility is billing a…

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