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3 Common (But Misunderstood) Post-surgical Modifiers

There are several surgical modifiers but there are three in particular that are the most misunderstood among billers. Modifiers 58, 78, and 79 are used to define surgical procedures during global days with some variations. We have explained these nuances below: Modifier 58: Staged or Related Procedure or Service by the Same Provider During the Postoperative Read more

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CMS-1500 Claim Transition – UPDATE!

On June 17, 2013 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the revised CMS-1500 Claim Form (version 02/12). The new CMS-1500 (02/12) will replace the current form (08/05). One of the reasons for this change is to support the use of the ICD-10 diagnosis code set. The revised form will give providers the ability Read more

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4 Personality Traits, Which One Are You?

Dan Miller, the author of “48 Days to the Work You Love“, categorizes the human personality into 4 common traits. He categorizes these traits with an analogy to some familiar animals as follows: A. Dominance (Driver) – Lion,Eagle Takes charge, likes power and authority, confident, very direct, bold, determined, competitive. B. Influencing (Expressive) – Otter,Peacock Read more

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Hiring a Billing Company – Compliance Plan (Part 3)

Does the Billing Company Have a Compliance Plan? One of the most important components of doing your due diligence in hiring a billing company is to ensure that they have an active compliance plan. In fact, having a compliance plan should be a hiring requirement. Having a compliance plan is imperative and, at the least, Read more

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Hiring a Billing Company – Pricing Guideline And Contract Terms (Part 2)

Pricing Guideline In “Hiring a Billing Company – Due Diligence (Part 1)” we discussed the steps in determining a suitable billing company for your practice. One key point in deciding the best fit is to ensure that you are going to save money and also increase your revenue. At this stage of your due diligence Read more

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Hiring a Billing Company – Due Diligence (Part 1)

Are you looking for ways to improve the efficiency of your billing and increase your bottom line? A medical billing service could be the answer. Many physicians already look to medical billing companies for assistance with their billing and collection functions. Most billing companies offer billing and collection services, plus a wide range of other Read more

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