Archive for the Week of December 1, 2005

Archive for the Week of December 1, 2005

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the week of December 1, 2005.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the week of December 1, 2005.

You can browse this week's archives by clicking the "More" button from any of the excerpts below.

Medical Billing News : New CPT Codings

Medical Billing News : New CPT Codings New 2006 medical billing codes may make your job a lot more clear. There are several new codes effective in 2006 that more accurately describe medical services performed by your practice. Using these new codes may make your medical billing job easier. One set of new codes effective in 2006 is the Auditory Rehab medical billing codes. Not only is there a new code for the auditory rehab evaluation status: 92626 (first hour), but there is also a new code for the actual rehab. This new rehab code is 92630 (pre-lingual hearing loss). A post-lingual hearing loss medical billing code will be in

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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Reimbursement For Critical Care Medical Billing Codes

Get Full Reimbursements For Critical Care Medical Billing Codes When performing medical billing for critical care services, much accuracy must be followed. It may not be the most important thing on a physician’s mind when a critical patient comes into the emergency room, but medical billing elements cannot be overlooked. There are two elements that are imperative for critical care medical billing: time and medical necessity. In order to use the codes 99291 or 99292 (Critical care, evaluation and management of the critically ill or critically injured patient; first 30-74 minutes and each additional 30 minutes), the patient must have a critical illness or injury. Critical is defined as having

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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Eliminating SSNs in Medical Billing

Eliminating SSNs in Medical Billing The Durbin amendment will make medical billing safer for senior citizens in the United States. The Durbin amendment makes it mandatory for the federal government to remove social security numbers from all Medicare documents and replace them with a different patient identifier. Since senior citizens are a large target of identity theft, this medical billing change is definitely one for the better. Beginning in 2006, the federal government has gotten on the same page as many states of the nation. Identity theft is so prevalent in the United States and social security numbers make identity theft easy. This means that all senior citizens with Medicare

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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Overstated Payment Amounts In Medical Billing

Watch Overstated Payment Amounts In Your Medical Billing The state of Indiana is raising some eyes in the medical billing world. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have strict regulations for payments and upper payment limits (UPLs). Apparently Indiana significantly overstated these amounts, which led to large over payments. Now, the Indiana medical billing overstatements may affect their bottom line. The Office of Inspector General announced that for the Indiana state fiscal years 2001 and 2002, they overstated upper payment limits by about $6.5 million. The medical billing in 2001 was overstated by $2.2 million, and 2002 medical billing was overstated by $4.3 million. The reason these medical billing

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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