Archive for the Week of April 7, 2006

Archive for the Week of April 7, 2006

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the week of April 7, 2006.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the week of April 7, 2006.

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

Consolidating Your Medical Billing Lists

The Home Health Consolidated medical billing lists are currently changing. This new change comes about because the medical coding system is quickly changing and can no longer support certain medical codes and needs other medical billing codes for consistency. Be sure to update your medical billing consolidated lists with these new home health codes for accurate claim submission. There are three medical billing codes for home health that will be eliminated from the consolidated list. These codes include A5119 (Skin barrier wipes box pr), A6025 (Gel Sheet for dermal or epidermal application), and A4656 (Needle, any size each). Two of the codes, A5119 and A4656, will be replaced with more

Thinking of Hiring a Medical Billing Consultant?

It can seem daunting to hire a medical billing consultant. Especially if you have never outsourced your billing or you feel as though you would be relinquishing control over your billing which is not the case. In reality, outsourcing your medical billing and coding needs through a consultant is one of the smartest business moves you can make. Don’t think you have to use a local company, many medical billing firms have branch offices in an area near you, but others may be miles to hundreds of miles away, and thanks to the power of the internet with secure connections and software advances that allow you to transfer your patient

Use Correct Coding For Best Power Mobility Device Reimbursements

There are some strict medical billing requirements for power mobility devices now a days. These requirements, however, don’t come free. Now Medicare and other payers will have to pay your physician for his/her time spent working on extra documentation for these devices. You can expect an extra $21.60 for your extra time spent on power mobility medical billing. Recently there was an increase in the amount of documentation that is needed to do medical billing for power mobility devices. Medicare requires the prescription, patient’s medical records, and any other supporting information. This medical billing process was and is extremely time consuming. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services realized this

ADD/ADHD Medical Billing Reimbursements

Attention providers, are you getting reimbursed for your medical billing ADD medication rechecks? With the rise of ADD/ADHD in America, it is very important to medical practices to understand how to get paid. When dealing with mental health diagnoses, you walk a fine line with most insurance companies. There is one way most payers will reimburse your ADD/ADHD medical billing. Most physicians like to code ADD medication rechecks with the 90862 medical billing code. This code means, pharmacologic management, including prescription, use, and review of medication with no more than minimal medical psychotherapy. Although there is no problem using this CPT code with the diagnosis 314. (Hyperkinetic syndrome of childhood),

Avoid Fraud and Abuse Charges With Careful Gainsharing

Gainsharing may be beneficial for your bottom line in medical billing, but it raises a lot of suspicion for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The HHR Office of Inspector General believes gainsharing can be questionable because it can violate anti-kickback policy, and the Stark Law. The Office of Inspector General states there are three fraud safeguards to use when using gainsharing medical billing. First, when utilizing gainsharing arrangements, you should be sure your organization promotes accountability. If you are accountable for your policies and medical billing procedures, you look a lot less suspicious. Another gainsharing safeguard to use is to limit any payment that could change referral patterns.

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