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Supervision guidelines and clarifying answers for NPPs

12/18/2018
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The latest episode of the CodeCast podcast reflects on supervision guidelines, as it relates to diagnostic testing, and what the NPP role in this process is. Terry also responds to feedback from the last show on “incident to” rules for mid-level providers and how states love altering Federal mandates with their own interpretations. Subscribe and […] The post Supervision guidelines and clarifying answers for NPPs appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:25:35

Incident to 2.0 and Payer Refunds

12/11/2018
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This week, we revisit the “Incident to” topic for non-physician practitioners, making sure the rules are followed by the letter! Terry will also address the painful topic of Payer Refunds and what your immediate obligation is when you find out you have been overpaid. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our podcasts via: iTunes […] The post Incident to 2.0 and Payer Refunds appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:23:30

Expanding Your Coding Knowledge

12/4/2018
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On today’s episode Terry takes you deeper into your skill set of ICD-10 and CPT Coding to expand your knowledge. Topics include medicine underdosing (an ICD-10-CM Diagnosis option) and more medical acronyms. Also, what exactly is Critical Care? Professional coders should give each of these topics special attention in order to understand them, rather than […] The post Expanding Your Coding Knowledge appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:20:51

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – November 27th, 2018

11/27/2018
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The Top 10 Tuesday Q&A returns this week with medical coding and billing questions from all over the country. Terry touches on client-submitted questions including, ASC vs Independent lab POS, food allergies, anemia coding with malignancy, 25 Modifier reductions on EMs and debridement coding. She will also address CMS info with the 2019 updates and […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – November 27th, 2018 appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:25:24

We are not “The Coding Police”

11/20/2018
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Coders and billers are taught to focus provider education around coding concerns or problems: but are these the primary conversations a coder or auditor should have with a physician? Today’s episode focuses on a better approach at building your reputation as a coding/billing professional. By taking preventative measures, rather than waiting to sound the alarm, […] The post We are not “The Coding Police” appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:19:06

Is outsourcing your coding and billing overseas a good idea?

11/13/2018
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When considering appropriate contractual measures for offshore activities, it’s worthwhile to keep a few issues in mind: Are policies/procedures in place to ensure that PHI and other personal data stays secure? Is (unnecessary) overseas access to PHI prohibited? Can the offshore activities be terminated immediately upon discovery of a significant breach? How and how often […] The post Is outsourcing your coding and billing overseas a good idea? appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting,...

Duration:00:25:44

The Medicare 2019 Final PFS is OUT!

11/6/2018
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On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that includes updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2019. Terry gives you the FAQ’s on what to expect for 2019, and […] The post The Medicare 2019 Final PFS is OUT! appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:28:32

Medical coding tips for beginners

10/30/2018
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As the population ages, the need for medical coders is growing. When beginning a medical coding career, there are several tips to make the job easier and make your work better. Terry gives you tips and guidance on how to go from the generalized medical coder, to understanding what it takes to excel in specialty […] The post Medical coding tips for beginners appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:35:06

WTH: “What the Healthcare” is going on in this week’s headlines?

10/23/2018
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Over the last week a number of media headlines in the healthcare industry may have made you stop in your tracks. In Florida, primary care doctors may be taken out of the hospital admissions process. In Texas, UHC has decided to create their own EMR for their employee health plan (that may soon be mandatory […] The post WTH: “What the Healthcare” is going on in this week’s headlines? appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:29:41

Getting your medical practice on track with compliance plans

10/16/2018
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The second half of the two-part series about the compliance planning starts with basic standard operating procedures for compliance and continues with the importance of compliance manuals to a medical practice and getting your practice to buy into these concepts. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our podcasts via: iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/codecast-medical-billing-coding-insights/id1305926627 Google Play Music […] The post Getting your medical practice on track...

Duration:00:22:55

Compliance plan mandate for government payers

10/9/2018
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We’re celebrating our 50th episode of the CodeCast Podcast with part one of a two-part series about the compliance plan mandate for government payers. In today’s episode, Terry discusses what a compliance plan does, gives some examples of what departments need a plan, and how you should put the plan into action. Subscribe and Listen You […] The post Compliance plan mandate for government payers appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:31:55

Medical marijuana use and how to land a medical coding job

10/2/2018
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Today’s episode is designed to help medical practices navigate medical marijuana regulations, specifically when state laws clash with federal regulations. Politics and personal agendas aside, practices must develop policies regarding patients and employees who possess medical marijuana cards. In addition, today’s program provides three tips to help you break into the elusive world of medical […] The post Medical marijuana use and how to land a medical coding job appeared first on Terry...

Duration:00:26:32

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – September 25th, 2018

9/25/2018
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The Top 10 Tuesday Q&A returns this week with coding insights into the new ICD-10-CM update for 2019 and CCM OIG warnings. Terry also covers a full list of the most common acronyms to make your job of coding, billing and auditing easier. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to our podcasts via: iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/codecast-medical-billing-coding-insights/id1305926627 […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – September 25th, 2018 appeared first on Terry Fletcher...

Duration:00:19:49

Healthcare Business Collective Roundtable

9/18/2018
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This episode focuses on an important update for the 3rd quarter of 2018. Terry welcomes you to a roundtable discussion on current healthcare happenings from around the country. Terry discusses the physicians’ response to the Medicare 2019 Fee Schedule proposed changes, if ICD-11 is coming soon and how to explain the EOB to the patient and […] The post Healthcare Business Collective Roundtable appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:36:20

Tips for speaking in public and giving presentations

9/11/2018
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Everyone gets a little nervous speaking and/or presenting in front of their peers: especially if it is your first time! This week, Terry provides public speaking tips, focusing on the subject of healthcare. Learn how you can build confidence, sharpen your professional career skills, and share your expertise of coding, billing, and reimbursement… You will […] The post Tips for speaking in public and giving presentations appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:23:32

Seven real risks of Virtual Voice Assistants

9/4/2018
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Voice-activated virtual assistants are rising in popularity with doctors but they can create legal headaches when used in a physician practice. This week Terry discusses seven real risks of virtual voice assistants and what physicians need to do to protect themselves against privacy and HIPAA violations. Terry will also cover a coding question about diabetic […] The post Seven real risks of Virtual Voice Assistants appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:17:43

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – August 28th, 2018

8/28/2018
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The Top 10 Tuesday Q&A returns this week with questions from all over the country as Terry touches on user-submitted questions. Answers include coding specifics of extremity x-rays, anemia coding with malignancy, and 99211 guidelines. (To name a few!) Terry will also address updated CMS info with the 2019 proposal as well as some other […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – August 28th, 2018 appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:25:19

Collection Tips for Medical Practices

8/21/2018
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This week’s program is about medical collections. The fresher the claim denial is, the better your chances are of it not being archived in the payer’s system. However, you may need more help. Terry has some quick tips for collectors, billers and coders to have a successful appeals process. Some helpful notes include citing regulations, […] The post Collection Tips for Medical Practices appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:20:17

Coding vs. Billing

8/14/2018
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In the medical field, August is when coders and billers get a bit of a breather. They can catch up on work since most physicians are on vacation. As such, we invite you to tune in as we get back to the basics and the fundamentals of physician practice coding and billing. In the spirit […] The post Coding vs. Billing appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:36:57

Why coding and documentation audits are more important than ever

8/7/2018
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All HIM leaders know that coding and quality audits are critical. Consequences of substandard coding, lost revenue, increased denials, and greater compliance risk make the development of a coding audit program a priority for healthcare providers of all sizes. Unfortunately, scarce resources and conflicting priorities force many providers to compromise their compliance and auditing programs: […] The post Why coding and documentation audits are more important than ever appeared first on...

Duration:00:30:26