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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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United States

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Podcasts

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Taking the Business of Medicine to the next level

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@TerryCoder1

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English


Episodes

Information Blocking Realities

8/16/2022
The HIPAA Right of Access gives people the right to inspect their protected health information that is held by a HIPAA-covered entity, check the information for errors, and request that any errors are corrected. In this episode of the CodeCast podcast, Terry discusses what patient’s rights are but also what the healthcare provider’s responsibility is […] The post Information Blocking Realities appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:22:40

ICD-10-CM coding for migraines, arrhythmias, and more

8/9/2022
This edition of the CodeCast podcast defines migraine, arrhythmia, and signs or symptoms language with ICD-10-CM rules, so that diagnosis coding can be easier to capture. It’s all a puzzle and Terry Fletcher helps you find the missing pieces! Terry also offers some PSA tips that you don’t want to miss: but be warned, she’s […] The post ICD-10-CM coding for migraines, arrhythmias, and more appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:16:44

CMS Strategic Plan for 2022

8/2/2022
In this episode of the CodeCast Podcast Terry Fletcher goes over the published CMS Strategic Plan. This plan will affect provider practice workflows, along with clarifications on EM Data Points, and updates for the Prolonged Service add-on code. Make sure you check out this information-packed program! Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our podcasts […] The post CMS Strategic Plan for 2022 appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:21:11

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Mixed Bag of Coding Questions

7/26/2022
In this episode of the CodeCast, Terry continues her Top 10 Tuesday series with allergy, orthopedic, 25 modifier, and cardiology questions, plus more. These responses can impact your workflows along with your understanding of coding concepts. Tune in for a mixed bag of coding questions that have reimbursement complications you don’t want to miss! Subscribe […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Mixed Bag of Coding Questions appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:21:30

Are you a Coder or a Biller? Let’s find out!

7/19/2022
There have been a lot of discussions lately on whether or not Coders are Billers and vice versa. In the grand scheme of things, what do you want your employer (or potential employer) to consider your role as? On this episode, Terry discusses the differences and also touches on the current status of the PHE. […] The post Are you a Coder or a Biller? Let’s find out! appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:24:07

Medicare PFS Announcements

7/12/2022
On July 7, 2022, CMS issued a proposed rule that announces and solicits public comments on proposed policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues. Those changes are effective on or after January 1, 2023. On this episode of the CodeCast podcast, Terry gives us the […] The post Medicare PFS Announcements appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:23:23

Revisiting NPP Incident to Coding Rules

7/5/2022
This week’s CodeCast podcast revisits the topic of “Incident to.” The last time this was covered on the show was back in February 2021. That is well over a year ago! Now with more and more practices hiring NPs and PAs, we need to make sure we know and follow, the rules. A recent report […] The post Revisiting NPP Incident to Coding Rules appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:15:13

Top 10 Insurance Verification Tips

6/28/2022
A healthcare practice must verify the patient’s coverage and eligibility for medical services being sought and determine their responsibility for payment. Through the patient eligibility and benefits verification process, physician practices can confirm the coverage offered by the health plan and share of cost by the patient in the form of co-payments, deductibles, and coinsurance. […] The post Top 10 Insurance Verification Tips appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:28:38

Breaking News: 25 Modifier Chaos Coming

6/21/2022
Many payers are starting to put restrictions on payment and submission requirements when billing the 25 modifier on E/M services with minor procedures on the same date. You will see reductions in payments and new paperwork requirements for submission. Terry tears into the update in this show, plus bonus information on the CPT Errata June […] The post Breaking News: 25 Modifier Chaos Coming appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:17:38

HCC Coding Compliance

6/14/2022
This week, Terry introduces a new ICD-10-CM topic of HCC (Hierarchical Condition Category) coding relies on ICD-10-CM coding to assign risk scores to patients. Each HCC is mapped to an ICD-10-CM code. Along with demographic factors such as age and gender, insurance companies use HCC coding to assign patients a risk adjustment factor (RAF) score. […] The post HCC Coding Compliance appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:23:50

IPPE, AWV and other Preventative Payable Visits

6/7/2022
This week on the CodeCast Podcast, Terry Fletcher discusses the differences between the IPPE, AWV and a routine physical exam. Many providers are billing E/M services to “establish care” and this may not be accurate. Listen to find out why and how to avoid this common problem. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our […] The post IPPE, AWV and other Preventative Payable Visits appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:20:19

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – E/M 2022 Q&A Continued

5/31/2022
In this episode of the CodeCast, Terry continues her Top 10 Tuesday advice on clarifications to the 2021 EM Guidelines for Office and Other Outpatient visits. There is still a lot of confusion: and with the 2023 rules only months away, we need to figure out how to navigate the newest rules. Subscribe and Listen […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – E/M 2022 Q&A Continued appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:20:06

Coding for Add-on Codes

5/24/2022
This week Terry’s focus on “coding” looks into add on codes and their descriptors: mainly the three types of add-on codes as described by CMS. Is there ever a time that an add-on code can stand alone? Maybe! Tune in this week for this new topic on medical billing coding. Subscribe and Listen You can […] The post Coding for Add-on Codes appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:23:36

Tips for Negotiating Payer Contracts

5/17/2022
This week on the CodeCast Podcast, Terry discusses some important tips to successfully negotiate your payer contracts. By the way: this should include your coders as part of the negotiating process! Terry also covers other topics such as focusing on payers that are below the Medicare fee schedule, ancillary services coverage, and incorporating coverage policies […] The post Tips for Negotiating Payer Contracts appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:20:39

Locums Tenens Physicians

5/10/2022
In this episode of the CodeCast Podcast, Terry gives regulatory guidance for Fee-For-Service Time Compensation (previously known as Locum Tenens) billing and coding. She also covers the rules surrounding how to document these services. Plus, CMS updated their COVID-19 FAQ sheet again, and this time it includes HCC’s and Telehealth inclusion for Risk Adjustment. You […] The post Locums Tenens Physicians appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:30:02

Telehealth Webside Manner

5/3/2022
There should be several goals to meet during a Telehealth patient encounter, such as replicating an in-person clinical encounter as closely as possible. The strategies for incorporating learners into the visit should be the same as for in-person encounters. Proponents of Telehealth have not addressed this issue, however, Telehealth should be expanded. Terry discusses the […] The post Telehealth Webside Manner appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:22:28

PHE Extended But Some Waivers Expired

4/26/2022
The PHE was extended for another 90-days, but not all waivers made the cut. Tune in to find out what waivers will expire, what is still in play, and how state rules versus federal rules play out when physicians cross state lines via Telehealth. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our podcasts via: Apple […] The post PHE Extended But Some Waivers Expired appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:25:25

Medical Acronyms Defined

4/19/2022
Medical Acronyms like LVEDP or HIPAA or PHE are now an everyday part of a medical coder’s and biller’s life. Do you know what they mean and do you have a reference guide for your desk? Listen this week as Terry does a run-through of what you need to do your job and also answers […] The post Medical Acronyms Defined appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:24:50

How To Manage Remote Workers

4/12/2022
Remote working is here to stay, so today’s episode of the CodeCast podcast is about how to not only manage your remote workforce but how to be successful as a remote healthcare worker. This episode also includes coding questions regarding MUEs and Carotid Stenting. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our podcasts via: Apple […] The post How To Manage Remote Workers appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:25:36

5 Facts for Successful Claims Appeals

4/5/2022
For healthcare professionals that appeal claims as their job, it can feel like a futile and unrewarding act. In this episode of the CodeCast, Terry Fletcher discusses the five facts of successful claims appeals and collections, and how to focus on what is important in the process. Also, Terry talks about the latest updates for […] The post 5 Facts for Successful Claims Appeals appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:26:58