Archive for The Day of May 19th, 2006

Archive for the Day of May 19th, 2006

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of May 19th, 2006.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during May 19th, 2006.

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Correctly Coding E/M in Medical Billing

New medical billing coding interpretation may add more reimbursement to your reimbursements. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services clarified the rules for a new patient evaluation and management codes. In reality, there has been no real medical billing policy change to the language the policy is written in; it is simply going to be interpreted differently by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Now, the definition of “new patient” means someone none of the physicians in the practice have seen in the last 36 months face-to-face. Some medical billing staff members may get confused when it comes to lab work and other non-face-to-face procedures. If a patient is

Take Advantage of the Preventative Care Medical Billing Increases

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated the healthcare payment amounts for certain medical procedures related to preventative care. The Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) has ruled in favor of the provider on a few financial issues. There are some medical billing changes implemented in the January 2006 update that will increase your revenue if you use them correctly. The main medical billing change issued by the Outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) deals with preventative screening exams. Beginning in January 2006, Medicare will now reimburse at a higher rate for most preventative services provided. For instance: Many patients receive a “Welcome to Medicare” physical. Now, if hospitals provide this

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