Archive for The Day of June 9th, 2006

Archive for the Day of June 9th, 2006

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of June 9th, 2006.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during June 9th, 2006.

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Expanded Service Codes Prove Good for Pediatricians

There are two new care plan service codes that are hopefully going to solve the telephone billing problems and the care plan review for children that are not under a home health agency’s care. On January 1, 2006 the new CPT updates went into effect and pediatricians have seen three basic E/M changes. 1) The patient is not required to be under the care of a home health care agency, nursing home or hospice. 2) Supporting documentation must support use of modifier 25. 3) Confirmation consultation codes are 99271-99275. The CPO codes will no longer have the rule that a hospice, home health agency or nursing facility has to supervise

Quick Submission Equals Quick Reimbursement

There are many issues that can affect your medical billing claim turn around time. ED visits are notorious for having slow claim submissions and incomplete records. And there are some factors you simply cannot manage. Electronic filing versus paper filing is one thing you can control. Medical billing is much quicker if electronic charts are used. As soon as your patient presents in your clinic, the medical billing clock begins to tick. Every piece of information that is gathered from the time of arrival, until a treatment is successful is put into a file. These medical records are used for medical billing many times. Incomplete medical records or the lacking

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