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Interoperability and HIPAA information exchange between providers

4/16/2019
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Interoperability refers to the basic ability of computerized systems to connect and communicate with one another readily: even if they were developed by widely different manufacturers in different industries. Being able to exchange information between applications, databases, and other computer systems is crucial for the modern economy and healthcare today. But is this HIPAA compliant? […] The post Interoperability and HIPAA information exchange between providers appeared first on Terry...

Duration:00:26:17

Concierge versus DPC Medicine: are you compliant?

4/9/2019
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There are many similarities between the two models of Concierge Medicine and DPC (Direct Primary Care). While the differences are basic: but, in my opinion, they can make or break a physician’s practice if you are not clear on how it works. You must learn how to follow the letter of the law and how […] The post Concierge versus DPC Medicine: are you compliant? appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:22:10

Breaking News! E/M 2021 approved changes are here!

4/2/2019
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The AMA Editorial Panel made a final ruling to overhaul the entire E/M section of CPT: and Medicare is on board with these changes. History and Exam may no longer factor in scoring a level of services, and the definition of medical decision making will be revised. “Time” will be a factor in choosing most […] The post Breaking News! E/M 2021 approved changes are here! appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:25:45

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – March 25th, 2019

3/26/2019
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Terry gets creative with her Top 10 Tuesday this week, and brings to you “The Coder’s Top 10 Pet Peeves”. Pet peeves are minor annoyances that can cause major irritation, and she has a list specific to healthcare professionals! However, pet peeves aren’t just “complaining”: they are an “out-of-the-box” form of communication. Rather than treat […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – March 25th, 2019 appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:23:30

MACRA and Patient Satisfaction Surveys

3/19/2019
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To achieved the highest bonus threshold using the 2019 rule for the Quality Payment Program (QPP – also known as MACRA) there are eight objectives physicians need to know. In this episode of the CodeCast podcast Terry Fletcher talks about these eight guidelines as well as why patient satisfaction surveys should be implemented into your […] The post MACRA and Patient Satisfaction Surveys appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:27:16

Solving POS errors: inpatient or outpatient service?

3/12/2019
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Medicare does not treat all surgeries the same. An inpatient-only surgery list is released every year by CMS. These procedures are automatically approved for Part A coverage and must be performed in a hospital. All other surgeries, as long as there are no complications, are covered by Part B. CMS also releases an annual Addendum […] The post Solving POS errors: inpatient or outpatient service? appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:26:55

Waiving deductibles and copays – is it legal?

3/5/2019
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A hot button topic that needs to be discussed is the the waiving of deductibles, copays, and any patient share of cost. It is becoming a problem in medical practices and leading us back into that legal blackhole of the 80’s. Terry is opting to take the heat and have a heart-to-heart with you on […] The post Waiving deductibles and copays – is it legal? appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:34:01

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – February 26th, 2019

2/26/2019
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Terry returns with February’s top ten coding, billing, and reimbursement questions. In this a mixed bag of coding questions and answers, Terry discusses the MIPS bonus incentive payments, how to make sure your skin lesion diagnoses are accurate, and when to capture moderate vs. monitored sedation with procedures. Subscribe and Listen You can subscribe to […] The post Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – February 26th, 2019 appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:28:48

More and more EHRs are falsely claiming HIPAA certified: are you protected?

2/19/2019
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Is your EHR claiming they are certified? You need to check! Current claims settlements are growing. Therefore, you must check to make sure your software is representing the capabilities of your EHR product correctly… or you could find yourself in hot water. Terry will also address mystery services that have you saying: “I can code […] The post More and more EHRs are falsely claiming HIPAA certified: are you protected? appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:27:52

Be the expert!

2/12/2019
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This episode of the CodeCast podcast focuses on YOU! Terry combines clinical definitions along with the coding aspect of medical billing in a unique way which will help you increase your credibility while positioning you as an expert healthcare professional. Stick around as Terry also covers migraine headaches, heart cath with PCI’s, and unused drugs […] The post Be the expert! appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:28:35

You can never make a first impression twice

2/5/2019
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First impressions are key to any medical facility. Setting the tone for the practice with the patient’s first impression. Every detail counts! The quality of your website to that of your location, outside areas, and even your reception area (waiting room), can reduce patient anxiety… and give them a good impression of your practice. What […] The post You can never make a first impression twice appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:32:46

Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – January 29th, 2019

1/29/2019
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Terry returns with January’s top ten coding and billing questions ranging from HCC’s, to assistant surgery documentation and submitting claims when documentation is not completed, to ICD-10-CM clarifications for fractures, and 25 and 53 modifier usage. 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 –...

Duration:00:27:47

Remote Coders: Are you equipped to work from home?

1/22/2019
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Remote medical coders are medical coders who work from home or locations outside of healthcare facilities. Remote medical coders may be self-employed or work for large coding firms that contract with hospitals or healthcare facilities. Self-discipline and accountability are key for working remotely. If you fall into this category, Terry asks “Are you equipped?” in […] The post Remote Coders: Are you equipped to work from home? appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:33:19

What you don’t know can hurt you

1/15/2019
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What hidden information can hurt your practice and/or the patient? Has your patient told you about ALL of their medicines? Did you report all of the diagnoses a patient is being seen for in the hospital or only the ones you are treating? Are you, the provider, asking the right questions in the HPI? What […] The post What you don’t know can hurt you appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:22:43

The CORRECT information for the 2019 E/M documentation update from CMS

1/8/2019
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There is a lot of misinformation swirling around about 2019 E/M documentation requirements for physicians. On today’s program, Terry provides the CORRECT information on what CMS finalized for the E/M services for this year. Tune in to get an accurate picture of how these changes will impact your practices, and what is on the table […] The post The CORRECT information for the 2019 E/M documentation update from CMS appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:22:32

2019 Update: New vs. Established patient visit

1/1/2019
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How do you define the “New vs. Established” patient visit in 2019? Terry discusses this topic today as well as residents roles in documentation and split visits with preventative services and E/M same day. She will also cover how to identify a subspecialty versus “exact” same specialty and why your revenue depends on it!! Subscribe […] The post 2019 Update: New vs. Established patient visit appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:24:02

Just say NO: Not every medical-based vendor is good for your business!

12/25/2018
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Often successful medical practices use outside help, such as third-party vendors, to assist with their daily operations. However, not all vendors are equal when it comes to disclosing hidden costs and fees! In this episode of the CodeCast Podcast Terry Fletcher asks if the vendor’s availability and accessibility “enough” for how you practice medicine? Terry […] The post Just say NO: Not every medical-based vendor is good for your business! appeared first on Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc..

Duration:00:24:15

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