Archive for The Day of May 8th, 2006

Archive for the Day of May 8th, 2006

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of May 8th, 2006.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during May 8th, 2006.

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Have the Diagnosis In Your Documentation

One of the biggest ways that physicians lost out on reimbursements is through poor documentation. Offices get hectic, notes you intend to make don’t get made and sometimes your medical billing claims get submitted to the carriers for reimbursement without the proper documentation. First and foremost, there must be a diagnosis of the condition or disease for the patient. From that it must extend the services rendered in conjunction with the condition or disease and the medical documentation explaining why the services were performed. Only the physician can state the diagnosis for the patient, even with test results that clearly show for example a patient was diabetic, the person doing

Avoid Fee Reductions in Your Medical Billing

If you have multiple endoscopic services that were rendered during one surgical session, make sure that you determine if the procedures were all part of a “parent” procedure. If that is the case, you can not bill for different endoscopes, you must put them together as one service or you run the risk of having the carrier impose a fee reduction on your medical billing claim. The parent code must be included in the medical billing and be sure to include your documentation of medical necessity to insure that your medical billing claim gets paid in full and not a reduced reimbursement or worse, an outright rejection. If other endoscopic

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