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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

CMS breaking news: biggest change proposal in two decades for E/M

7/31/2018
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In what would be the biggest change in two decades, CMS is proposing to re-define the documentation requirements for E&M Coding in 2019. They are proposing to forego the 1995 and 1997 guidelines for what is being reported as a “simpler model” and a “patient over paperwork” concept. But what isn’t being addressed is the […] The post CMS breaking news: biggest change proposal in two decades for E/M appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:30:45

Social media mistakes with medical practices

7/24/2018
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A medical practice is a business: and like any other business, customer satisfaction is a key component to success. Your social media presence is an important factor in your customer’s satisfaction. More than 40% of consumers say that information found via social media affects the way they deal with their health. In other words, having […] The post Social media mistakes with medical practices appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:31:30

Best practice tips for collecting patient balances

7/17/2018
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Collecting money from patients for their “share of cost” of the medical bill can be a daunting task: but recent studies have shown that the patient portion of outstanding balances is now approximately 23% of medical practice revenue if they hope to stay private. This week’s podcast will deliver a number of easily-adoptable options, policies, […] The post Best practice tips for collecting patient balances appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:30:17

How to hire an office manager

7/10/2018
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An office manager is one of the most important hires a medical practice can make. As office manager is responsible for overseeing all of the details of running the practice. They are invaluable for allowing the physician to focus on treating patients instead of being tied up with administrative duties. So, what goes into making […] The post How to hire an office manager appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:25:38

HIPAA and Text Messaging

7/3/2018
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Under the Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act (HIPAA) healthcare providers must maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all ePHI created and transmitted by a covered entity. But what about text messaging? Do text messages fall under HIPAA or Civil Rights laws? In this episode of the CodeCast Podcast, Terry addresses how texting, as […] The post HIPAA and Text Messaging appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:20:08

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – June 26th, 2018

6/26/2018
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The Top 10 Tuesday Q&A returns this week with questions from all over the country. Terry addresses a number of topics pulled directly from the top onDemand Coding Corner network questions, such as “cheat sheets”, Telehealth, OIG insight, and finger injections to name a few. Ms. Fletcher also covers questions about whether afterhours care is […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – June 26th, 2018 appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:29:06

Simple mistakes can lead to a major loss of revenue

6/19/2018
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Simple mistakes can always make life harder for any healthcare or business professional. But in a medical coding and billing office, these simple mistakes can lead to thousands of dollars in lost revenue for physicians and their practices. This episode of the CodeCast Podcast not only focuses on how to easily fix these simple mistakes, […] The post Simple mistakes can lead to a major loss of revenue appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:31:45

Physician Query

6/12/2018
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In this episode of the CodeCast Podcast Terry addresses how, and when, to “query” a physician and/or provider to clarify patient health record accuracy. A physician query can be used as a communication tool when there are conflicting, imprecise, incomplete, ambiguous or inconsistent documentation entries in a patient medical record. In addition, you will also […] The post Physician Query appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:21:28

CodeCast Coding and Billing Professional Burnout

6/5/2018
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This week Terry takes a left turn to talk about a lost topic in the medical coding and billing industry: “burnout”. Physician Burnout Phenomenon has been a frequent topic not only on this show but throughout the industry. But what about staff burnout? Someone on the medical staff is the first face a patient sees […] The post CodeCast Coding and Billing Professional Burnout appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:26:34

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – May 29th, 2018

5/29/2018
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During the month of May, Terry was flooded with coding, billing, and reimbursement questions which came from all over the country. That can mean only one thing: it’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday Q&A! Today’s episodes answer questions focused on Dermatology, Orthopedic Surgery, Cardiology, Vascular, General Practice and HIPAA, with a little ICD-10-CM thrown […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – May 29th, 2018 appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:28:58

Pitfalls of An E/M Audit: Chief Complaint and HPI

5/22/2018
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Failing an audit? Inaccurate scores? Lower reimbursements? Don’t worry! Terry has you covered on today’s episode, which gets into detail regarding the pitfalls of physician documentation. The discussion revolves around the lack of certain elements of the history, to include Chief Complaint and HPI, and how leaving out important elements of documentation could drastically change […] The post Pitfalls of An E/M Audit: Chief Complaint and HPI appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:19:08

Telehealth 2018

5/15/2018
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Our lives are becoming more and more remote controlled. You can now earn a degree online, shop with the click of a button, or manage other aspects of your life with the click of a button from computer or smartphone. The same can now be said for our health. Managing your health from a distance […] The post Telehealth 2018 appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:26:00

Physician PEP Talk

5/8/2018
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It’s time to have a PEP talk on today’s show! A PEP (Physician Education Program) makes sure your physicians are meeting basic standards for Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) process for Medicare. RADV is the process of verifying that chronic diagnosis codes submitted for payment by the Medicare Advantage organizations are supported by medical record […] The post Physician PEP Talk appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:20:10

Incident to Billing

5/1/2018
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Our latest informative episode revisits coding and billing of services by mid-level providers and making sure physicians and medical practices are compliant with Medicare and third-party payer rules. The “incident to” term is defined and discussed with examples to clarify if you are reporting these services correctly and would withstand an audit. We’ll also discuss […] The post Incident to Billing appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:23:00

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – April 24th, 2018

4/24/2018
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In this session of the CodeCast Top 10 Tuesday Q&A, Terry tackles a flood of questions and answers focused on practice management: – Deciding to opt in or opt out of insurance plans – Should you have a practice website? – What should be part of that website? – How the new Medicare Card rollout […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – April 24th, 2018 appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:31:28

Payer Contract Negotiations

4/17/2018
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In this week’s CodeCast Ms. Fletcher discusses the “art” of negotiating payer contracts. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned negotiator, payer contracts can be complicated. In order to sustain viable revenue, it is prudent to analyze and effectively negotiate healthcare payer contracts. Today’s discussion turns to “cost analysis” and how to effectively negotiate […] The post Payer Contract Negotiations appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:25:14

Pitfalls of an E/M audit: an auditor’s perspective

4/10/2018
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Auditing physician’s practices for a living can be a tough job. It’s even tougher witnessing a continuing pattern of behavior in vital documentation with many physicians across the country. In today’s CodeCast, Terry shares her auditing concerns and issues that have risen out of 1000’s of audits she has conducted over the years. The discussion centers […] The post Pitfalls of an E/M audit: an auditor’s perspective appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:23:03