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2019 New Year Practice Billing Checklist

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Commensurate with the new year, it is considered best practice to review your practice's goals, policies and procedures and communicate them to your staff. Below is a short checklist of 10 key items that every practice should review annually to ensure their practice and billing performance for the new year kicks off on the right foot...

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Summary of Potential E/M Documentation & Coding Changes Discussed in CMS 2019 Final Rule

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CMS proposed moving away form the current documentation guidelines to a more time-based and complexity method.

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NEW LOWER EXTREMITY REVASCULARIZATION CODE

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New Category III code effective July 1, 2018...

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INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY – FROM A CODER’S PERSPECTIVE

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HOW TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION AND CODING DOCUMENTATION

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PRACTICE BILLING PERFORMANCE – UNDERSTANDING NET COLLECTION PERCENTAGE

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In October 2017, we began our review of Measuring Practice Billing Performance, and explained that there is no “silver bullet”, or single measure, that assesses overall performance, but rather a series of key measures to understand and monitor monthly. These measures include, but are not limited to: Accounts Receivable (A/R) balance, A/R Days Outstanding, Net Collection Percentage, and % of A/R greater than 120 days old. In this issue, we will review the calculation and meaning of Net Collection Percentage.

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MEASURING ENDOVASCULAR & INTERVENTIONAL CENTER BILLING PERFORMANCE - A/R DAYS

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Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t be a Turkey – Understand your A/R Days for better Endovascular & Interventional center performance

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN - THERE IS NO "SILVER BULLET" FOR MEASURING PRACTICE BILLING PERFORMANCE

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BOO! Determining the overall performance of your billing operations is a scary task. Unfortunately, there is no “silver bullet” to slay (answer) this “Werewolf” of a question.

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Participate in MIPS/MACRA with ease - with StreamlineMD!

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There is a great deal of consternation amongst physician practices as it relates to MIPS/MACRA.  While it is certainly complex and confusing, understanding the requirements and participating wholeheartedly may prove to be a real opportunity to increase reimbursement in a material way. 

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PHYSICIAN EXTENDERS - PROPER USE AND BILLING

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While CMS rules regarding billing for physician extenders, including Physician Assistants (PA) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) and other Non-Physician Providers (NPP), have been published and consistent for several years, it is common to find practices that do not know or follow them. The purpose of this letter is to simplify the rules to help keep practices in compliance with CMS guidelines. This letter specifically covers rules for billing for an extender that is enrolled with CMS versus not enrolled, and when it’s appropriate to bill the extender as “Incident to”.

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MODERATE (CONSCIOUS) SEDATION - EXTENSIVE CHANGES FOR 2017

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Currently, for most of the interventional procedures you perform, reimbursement for moderate sedation is bundled into the procedure code, but that will soon change. For dates of service on or after January 1, 2017, reimbursement for the procedure and the moderate sedation will be separated.

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