Archive for The Day of May 17th, 2006

Archive for the Day of May 17th, 2006

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of May 17th, 2006.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during May 17th, 2006.

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Medical Billing Techniques That Will Get Your Practice Audited

Millions of dollars each year are lost through outright fraudulent medical billing claims. Unscrupulous individuals deliberately file some of these medical billing claims, others are the result of an inexperienced coder in an office just getting it wrong. Either way, it can cost your practice big time in the form of time spent gathering information to answer an audit and in the form of some very stiff fines if there are improprieties found in your medical billing practices. The most common fraudulent medical billing practice is when services that were never rendered to a patient are billed. Since all charges are listed on an explanation of benefits form that is

Medicare Medical Billing Error Decrease

Medicare has released the stats for 2005 regarding The Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program implemented last year and it is showing that in the initial stages it has done some good for medical billing. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services heightened claim error awareness by initializing an error-testing program in 2005. In 2004, the error rate for medical billing was 10.1%. At the end of 2005, this year’s CMS error rate was 5.1%. This is nearly half the amount of errors this year than last year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services attribute this improvement to the new CERT program. They believe that providers are inherently more

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