Archive for The Day of September 26th, 2005

Archive for the Day of September 26th, 2005

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of September 26th, 2005.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during September 26th, 2005.

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Strong Documentation Gets Your E/M Claims Paid

Strong Documentation Gets Your E/M Medical Billing Claims Paid When billing a medical claim, the diagnosis code is one of the most important elements to prove medical necessity. As soon as a payer gets a claim, it automatically goes through their system and is either paid, denied, or sent to review. Billing with strong documentation to back up medical current procedural terminology codes will get claims paid quicker. Many times with simple evaluation and management visits, the only thing needed in billing a claim is the medical CPT code and the ICD-9 code. When this is the case, it is very important that these codes not only correctly correspond, but

Errors In Drug Testing Claims = Visit From the Feds

Errors In Drug Testing Claims Can Put The Feds At Your Door Any type of medical billing error can raise some eyebrows. There have been so many cases of fraudulent claims, there is no longer room for mistakes. Whether you make an unknowing error in medical billing, or purposefully cheat a payer out of money, the government will come after you with full forces. Recently, on August 25, 2005, an osteopath, Aaron M. Hurowitz was indicted on 80 counts of healthcare fraud. This Georgia osteopath had been involved in fraud and money laundering since 1997. Apparently he cheated Medicaid out of about three million dollars. There were several things he

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