Archive for the Week of March 1, 2007

Archive for the Week of March 1, 2007

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the week of March 1, 2007.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the week of March 1, 2007.

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

Office Visits And Well Checks

Any time you are coding for problem visits that a patient has, it is important that you take into consideration any other office visits that they may have recently had. Basically, you are going to want to look to see if there is a connection between visits for preventative medicine as well as current health issues that may be in place, which also needs some attention. Many times, a physician will end up seeing a patient that shows up in search of a visit to fall into the category of preventative medicine. Then, upon further evaluation, the doctor will then need to look at the patient further for some sort

Avoiding Costly “Medically Unlikely Edit” Denials

It can happen to any individual who is involved with coding, dealing with MUEs can end up being a nightmare if you do not know when and how to use them. MUEs, which is short for the term Medically Unlikely Edits, happen to be put in place to try and help limit the amount of billing errors. The more you understand them, the better off you will be when you find that you need to use them. If you are worried about dealing with MUEs, then you really should know that you are not alone. Luckily, there are a couple of things that you can look to and keep in

The Scoop On Foreign Body Removal

Foreign body removal is a common procedure for most practices and as such it would seem very simple and forthright to code for this service; however that’s not always the case. It is very important that you take care when processing all of your cases involving foreign body removal. Many times, if you end up mixing up a code with the wrong place, your practice could find that there will be problems down the road when trying to receive the proper amount of reimbursement. Pay close attention to the exact part of the anatomy where the service was performed as the codes for reporting FBR have become much more detailed.

Dealing With A Chronic Condition

Finding the proper code when you’re doing the medical billing for your office can be a sticky situation when you’re presented with a medical coding situation that you have never written up before. In the event that you have this arise, it is best to break down the procedure and double check your chosen codes to make sure that you’re choosing the most current sets possible describe the services that were given to the patient, in doing so you’ll save a lot of headaches regarding declined or improper reimbursements later on down the road. When you have a perfect example of such a chronic condition that you need to code

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