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Taking the Business of Medicine to the next level

Taking the Business of Medicine to the next level

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Taking the Business of Medicine to the next level

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@TerryCoder1

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English


Episodes

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Telehealth Audit Flags

11/24/2020
This week Terry gives you a top ten list of audit flags Telehealth Services can bring. What payers are looking for when audio-only visits are billed? Do you have the “lists” of approved services and providers for Telehealth? This episode will discuss the importance of being compliant for Telehealth under the PHE and what to […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Telehealth Audit Flags appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:20:25

Medicare 4th Quarter Update

11/17/2020
Join Terry Fletcher as she keeps you abreast of current information in the field of medical billing and coding. This week’s CodeCast Podcast is an update on 2021 Medicare alerts and share of cost for patients, plus the status of ICD-11. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our podcasts via: Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/codecast-medical-billing-coding-insights/id1305926627 […] The post Medicare 4th Quarter Update appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting,...

Duration:00:23:48

Specialty Spotlight – E/M 2021 Comparison Primary Care

11/10/2020
On the latest episode of the CodeCast Podcast, Terry Fletcher goes deep into detail to prepare coders, clinicians, and staff for the 2021 E/M documentation changes. Topics discussed include how to level a code based on time, and would MDM (Medical Decision Making) have been a better option to capture reimbursement? Listen this week to […] The post Specialty Spotlight – E/M 2021 Comparison Primary Care appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:18:56

Specialty Spotlight – Orthopedic Coding Fracture Care

11/3/2020
Today Terry gets back to basics with her orthopedic specialty spotlight, this time focusing on fundamentals of fracture coding. Some practices miss when trying to decide on reporting fracture care services. Should we report the global fracture care codes? Or should we use line item itemization to reflect casting and materials? Also, Terry clarifies any […] The post Specialty Spotlight – Orthopedic Coding Fracture Care appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:21:41

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – 4th quarter tasks to get done now

10/27/2020
We are in the 4th quarter of 2020. We never thought it would get here, did we? Well we made it! Listen this week for some tips to help you work smarter during the rest of 2020 as Terry discusses getting your 2021 CPT book now, “tabbing it out”, and how to stay up on […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – 4th quarter tasks to get done now appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:25:42

Specialty Spotlight – ER Coding

10/20/2020
This week’s specialty spotlight focuses on ER Coding. The patient’s medical record documentation for diagnosis and treatment in the Emergency Department (ED) must indicate the presenting symptoms, diagnoses and treatment plan and a written order by the provider. Terry gives you the rundown on what each level should have documented in support, and what presenting […] The post Specialty Spotlight – ER Coding appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:25:29

CMS news alert – AAP loan repayments extended

10/13/2020
(CMS) announced amended terms for payments issued under the Accelerated and Advance Payment (AAP) program as required by recent action by President Trump and Congress. Providers were required to make payments starting in August of this year, but repayment will be delayed until one year after payment was issued. There are automatic payment recoupment plans […] The post CMS news alert – AAP loan repayments extended appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:15:22

Dermatology Debridement Coding Spotlight

10/6/2020
This week Terry continues her specialty spotlight coding with debridement coding and understanding how to choose those codes based on specific documentation language. Terry also covers a “hot off the presses” announcement from HHS on the status of the PHE that is set to end 10/26. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our podcasts […] The post Dermatology Debridement Coding Spotlight appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:20:40

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Cardiology Spotlight

9/29/2020
Terry’s latest Top Ten Tuesday continues her focus on specialty coding. This time the spotlight is on getting you started with cardiology procedures and services with CPT and ICD-10 coding: which can be challenging to code. Also, the new 2021 prolonged service code is out and Terry discusses the CPT versus Medicare definition. Subscribe and […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Cardiology Spotlight appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:26:10

Specialty Spotlight – Gastroenterology

9/22/2020
This week Terry Fletcher focuses on the Gastroenterology specialty and more importantly: how to code and report a “screening colonoscopy” to Medicare or a commercial plan. Terry also brings you a new CPT code for PPE, Code 99072, and how to document for payment. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our podcasts via: Apple […] The post Specialty Spotlight – Gastroenterology appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:27:10

2021 CPT codes sets are now available

9/15/2020
Medical coders will get a bit of a reprieve next year when it comes to learning new procedure codes. The CPT® Editorial Panel approved fewer new codes for 2021 than usual. This is a relief considering all the coding and guideline changes being implemented Jan. 1 for evaluation and management (E/M) services. CPT focused on […] The post 2021 CPT codes sets are now available appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:21:54

Medicare Telehealth 2021 after PHE and 2021

9/8/2020
CMS considers returning to previous rules and polices for Telehealth before the PHE. . Many services will be expiring once the PHE ends, and there is a surprised in the proposed rule 2021 for the originating site that no one saw coming. It could change your decision to keep Telehealth in your practice or not […] The post Medicare Telehealth 2021 after PHE and 2021 appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:25:01

CMS “rent” is due!

9/1/2020
CMS has issued new mandates for the additional 20% payment for COVID-19 related services. APP payments are now due and robotic surgery has its challenges. Terry covers all of those topics on this edition, the 150th episode of the CodeCast podcast! Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our podcasts via: Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/codecast-medical-billing-coding-insights/id1305926627 […] The post CMS “rent” is due! appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting,...

Duration:00:18:07

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Trending Topics in Healthcare

8/25/2020
Terry’s Top Ten Tuesday focus this month includes a mixed bag of topics. Terry has some new ground to cover including shoulder surgery coding, non-binary patient services, and COVID-19 ICD-10 coding, as well as answering more of your most frequently asked Coding, Billing and Reimbursement questions for the month of August. Subscribe and Listen You […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Trending Topics in Healthcare appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:22:51

CMS COVID-19 Counseling Coding

8/18/2020
CMS will allow the reporting of existing evaluation and management payment codes to reimburse eligible providers to bill Medicare for counseling services, at the time of testing. By making reimbursement available to providers for counseling, CMS and CDC hope to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, there are rules to follow with eligible providers, and […] The post CMS COVID-19 Counseling Coding appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:18:16

The 2021 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule is out

8/11/2020
In the last week, CMS proposed Medicare payment rules for outpatient services and physicians for 2021, including finalized payment rules for inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric facilities. Looking specifically at the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, scheduled to be published on August 17th in the IFR, it had some surprises. The Budget Neutrality Act […] The post The 2021 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule is out appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:30:00

Yes: compliance plans are required

8/4/2020
Compliance: it’s a “dirty word” in Healthcare that haunts practice managers day-in and day-out as they try to avoid denials, audits, and recoupments. Achieving compliance is no small task given the complexity of payer requirements and ever-changing regulations. Employee burnout also makes it difficult to maintain compliance because when staff is burned out, as they’re […] The post Yes: compliance plans are required appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:19:33

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Breaking News in Healthcare

7/28/2020
Terry’s Top Ten Tuesday focus this month is on breaking healthcare news. From PHE being extended at the last minute, to CMS audits starting in a week, and HHS plans for payment parity across the OPPS to the physician reimbursement platform, not one stone is left unturned in the latest CodeCast. Subscribe and Listen You […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Breaking News in Healthcare appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:23:41

Getting back to basics: best practices on documentation and care

7/21/2020
Now that most states are experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases, many states are also on the verge of a second lockdown as well. Terry Fletcher helps guide you in getting back to basics in the latest episode of the CodeCast podcast. It is time to take inventory of some of the ways our practices […] The post Getting back to basics: best practices on documentation and care appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:21:56

Understanding the difference between medical necessity and MDM

7/14/2020
Medical Decision Making specifically refers to the complexity of establishing a diagnosis and/or selecting a management option. Medical necessity refers to the appropriateness of the service provided for a certain condition. Problems can arise with training and documentation, when MDM and medical necessity are used interchangeably, or when practices and payers define medical necessity differently. […] The post Understanding the difference between medical necessity and MDM appeared first...

Duration:00:24:46