An EHR/EMR in conjunction with the right Practice Management (PM) software can make your billing more efficient. Of course for the most effective use of the billing component, you will need to do your pre-work and make sure the PM is set up with the appropriate allowable reimbursement in the system.
To get the most from the EMR and the clinical decision making rule your EMR needs to be set up to allow for those functions to work with your physician. Many EMRs offer benefits of saving...Read Full Story
Revenue cycle management is one of the most important aspects of the Physician Practice Manager’s (PPM) job.
The cycle begins with the scheduling of an appointment and is followed up with obtaining accurate information regarding the patient’s demographics. Verification of any insurance benefits would be performed at this time to make sure all services are covered. Health care providers record all documentation related to the visit, which the coder and biller review for accuracy. This data is...Read Full Story
This one is for me. CPC exam and other stuff. This student says, “I’m currently studying for the CPC. Is there any advice about other stuff that is required to know like the business of medicine, OIG work plan, RVUs? I can grasp everything else, but for some reason, those sections are meant to block any advice.”
Yeah, in our Physician-Based Coding Course Chapter 1 covers these topics and you’ll also find it in the AAPC CPC Study Guide. They have on the AAPC website – we’ll just go there...Read Full Story
Buying a PACS is a long term investment made by a healthcare organization, be it a hospital or a midsized outpatient practice.
It is the building blocks of a healthcare organization’s radiology and thus medical operations, without the most suitable PACS for the organization the flow of its operations are more likely to be interrupted frequently causing a major headache for both the organization’s employees and its management.
And due to the availability of a variety of PACS products and...Read Full Story
Medical coding question, modifier for assistant/RNFA surgery. Stephanie wrote: “Hello I have a question. I’m having trouble getting my second assistant paid. The main surgeon bills charges, we bill duplicate charges but 2 assistants from same group help surgeon, both assisted. My question is for my first assistant I use modifier AS, but I’m having trouble getting my second assistant paid. They state for second assistant I need to use correct modifier but I don’t want to use a surgeon modifier...Read Full Story