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Disasters Happen: What Does Your Medicare Contractor Want You to Do Next?

Friday, October 21, 2016

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I’m feeling pretty lucky. When Hurricane Matthew blew through my town a couple of weeks ago, the worst I experienced was a three-day power outage and a flooded basement. Plenty of others nearby faced much worse. My town is several hours from the coast, so the degree of destruction took most of us by surprise, […]

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Don’t Let These Coding Mistakes Cost Your Practice

Friday, September 18, 2015

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Upcoding, downcoding, and miscoding errors cost billions of dollars each year, according to a study of coding errors by the California Medicaid payer Medi-Cal. The study showed that the agency had paid more than $1 billion in inappropriate claims caused by incorrect reporting of codes — which providers had to repay. Documentation and Service Level Must Agree Upcoding was […]

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Top Tips for Workers’ Comp and Auto Insurance Claims

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Medical billing is such a simple job — you just glance at the provider’s documentation, pop some codes into the computer, and send the claim on its way, right? Ha! Of course it’s not that easy. And even for experienced coders and billers, because of the way the rules vary, workers’ comp and motor vehicle […]

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Communicate Your Way to Better Patient Collections

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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The advent of the Affordable Care Act has brought big changes to patients’ insurance coverage, as the new high-deductible plans cause them to self insure for as much as the first $6000 of their medical bills. Because of this, patients need to know their financial obligations in advance so they won’t be unpleasantly surprised when […]

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Reimbursement: Add These Skills to Your Must-Have List For Billing Managers

Monday, June 18, 2012

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While general organizational skills and experience are helpful, these three top skills must be at the top of your checklist when evaluating who should take on your practice’s billing: #1: Coding expertise. Your billing manager must have a good working knowledge of how to code for the services you provide, says Adrienne Rabinowitz, billing manager […]

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12 Tips To Help You Hone Your Billing Skills

Monday, April 16, 2012

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Being a great billing manager means wearing many hats. To wear all those hats well, you must constantly work to develop the skills that make a good billing manager a great one. Here’s how. Perhaps one of the biggest ongoing areas for development for any billing manager is coding expertise, says Adrienne Rabinowitz, CPC, billing […]

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