Archive for The Month of December, 2008

Archive for the Month of December, 2008

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the month of December, 2008.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the month of December, 2008.

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

Therapy Medical Billing Denials Questionable

Therapy Medical Billing Denials Questionable With therapy on the rise, medical billing for this service has increased. Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expects home care spending to rise. This rise in costs will make accurate medical billing a must for home health agencies. Rising home health costs will probably raise some eyebrows at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Over the next year, this commission may closely examine therapy medical billing and see if there is any room for improvement. Recently, the HHS Office of Inspector General compiled three medical billing audits. In each of these audits, therapy charges were frequently denied. These claims made up much

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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When Billing Code 90714 Isn’t Recognized

When Billing Code 90714 Isn’t Recognized In medical billing, code recognition is not the only reason for denial. 90714 is a new medical billing CPT code. If this code is denied, make sure you get the full story. In medical billing, code recognition is not an acceptable reason for denial. When new medical billing codes are introduced there is a lag period that lets coders and payers get adjusted for that specific code. HIPPAA sets an effective date for all medical billing codes that states when companies must begin using the codes or accepting the new codes. It is illegal to deny claims for no recognition if the code effective

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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Proper ED Coding In Your Medical Billing

Porper ED Coding In Your Medical Billing Make sure your medical billing emergency department visits are not over billed and make sure they are not under billed. In medical billing, you should never claim more money than you are entitled. You should also never give your services away for free. Especially when dealing with emergency department visits, medical billing is of the utmost importance. When coding for emergency services, you must first look at the physician’s action. Does the visit qualify for a consultation code? Was the patient admitted to the hospital? Was the patient discharged? Did any other physician see the patient prior to your physician. Each one of

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