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Tuesday Jun 22, 2021

HHS extends deadlines to spend and report Provider Relief Fund money

Physicians will have more time to report information, and those who received payments after June 30, 2020, will have more time to spend their relief money.

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Posted at 11:45PM Jun 22, 2021 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Sep 28, 2020

Feds release new info on COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released detailed reporting requirements for health care providers that receive payments from the $175 billion COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund.

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Posted at 11:45PM Sep 28, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 27, 2019

Cigna to stop paying for consultation codes

Cigna is set to stop paying CPT codes for consultations provided to their customers. Here's how to avoid losing that revenue.

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Posted at 04:30PM Aug 27, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 09, 2019

Anthem plans to shorten timely filing limit for claims

Anthem is notifying practices that they may have less time to timely file patient claims.

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Posted at 10:00AM Aug 09, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Thursday Apr 18, 2019

Family physician pay goes up, satisfaction with pay goes down

An annual survey of physician compensation shows a healthy gain for physicians. How do you compare?

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Posted at 09:00AM Apr 18, 2019 by David Twiddy | Comments [0]

Wednesday Feb 27, 2019

How to properly code for a Pap smear

Screening for cervical cancer is often included in the physical exam portion of a preventive medicine service. Follow this advice to see when you can bill separately for a Pap smear.

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Posted at 10:00AM Feb 27, 2019 by Betsy Nicoletti | Comments [0]

Friday Feb 22, 2019

New reports look at family medicine office visit billing

Here's what to do with that Medicare comparative billing report you may have received analyzing how you bill family medicine office visits.

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Posted at 11:00AM Feb 22, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Wednesday Feb 06, 2019

How to calculate the value of team documentation

Having a medical assistant or nurse handle the paperwork related to patient visits can help you be more efficient and increase revenue. Here’s how to calculate the value.

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Posted at 11:15AM Feb 06, 2019 by Kate Freeman | Comments [0]

Friday Nov 09, 2018

More is not always better for diagnosis coding

Some physicians question whether they should report diagnoses beyond those addressed at a patient visit to ensure the best possible HCC score (and thus the best possible risk adjustment).

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Posted at 04:00PM Nov 09, 2018 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Nov 02, 2018

Save time, start preparing for 2018 MIPS reporting

The 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting period is approaching fast. Here's how to be ready to submit your information when it comes.

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Posted at 10:15AM Nov 02, 2018 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

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