23 Nov Thanksgiving Day as Told by ICD-10 Codes

We want to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!  We hope you all have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing holiday weekend with family and friends.  We present a story to you below of a less than ideal Thanksgiving holiday.  We certainly hope...

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04 Nov How To: Quickly Review an Insurance Agreement

Say you’ve decided to embark on a renegotiation of one or more of your insurance contracts.  You know you’re in for a lengthy, at times frustrating, process.  Finally, the payor sends you their initial proposal.  This includes a multipage agreement, several exhibits, and perhaps a...

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14 Oct Fee Schedules: Don’t Leave Money On the Table

When was the last time you reviewed your practice’s charge schedule?  Has it been a few years?  Maybe you’ve never reviewed it since it was initially set? Optimizing practices' fee schedules is crucial to the financial health of a practice. You don’t need to be constantly reviewing...

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29 Sep Charge Review: The Secret to Cleaner Claims

Chances are many of you reading this do not have certified coders reviewing physician encounters.  Those of you who do work with certified coders likely only have a percentage of physician encounters passing before their trained eyes.  Are you relying on the physician to code? ...

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