Archive for The Month of April, 2009

Archive for the Month of April, 2009

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the month of April, 2009.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the month of April, 2009.

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

Is It Time to Outsource Your Medical Billing?

If you are noticing your medical billing claims are taking longer and longer to be reimbursed or you are having denials, rejections, or only partial reimbursements on your medical billing claims, it may be time to look at outsourcing your medical billing claims. You may feel as though you would be giving up control of your cash flow when actually you will have more control than ever. In fact, outsourcing your medical billing and coding needs through a medical billing partner is one of the smartest business moves you can make. The best company to handle your medical billing isn’t necessarily located around the corner from your practice or even

By: Kathryn Etienne, CCS-P, RT - DOO
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Two Removals are Similar and Different

To avoid raised rejection of your medical billing claims for similar procedures that will be coded due to different removals or different parts of the body affected, you need to make sure you have iron-clad documentation. In some cases, you will come across two removals that are very similar, but different. For example, if a pediatrician removes an extra digit from a newborn’s hand, and also removes a skin tag from the newborn, the removal of an extra digit and the removal of a skin tag fall under the same CPT code but fall into different ICD-9 codes. For these two procedures, you should report 11200 (11200 is the removal

By: Kathryn Etienne, CCS-P, RT - DOO
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