Laureen Jandroep Of Certification Coaching Corporation On Things To Know About Medical Coding For Medical Office Managers

Laureen Jandroep Of Certification Coaching Corporation On Things To Know About Medical Coding For Medical Office Managers

With ICD-10 here, the shifts in the medical landscape due to the Affordable Care Act, and the switch to consumer-centered practices medical office managers face many challenges, in keeping abreast of all the changes. Just staying up-to-date with the changes in medical coding could be a full time job, but medical office managers still have to maintain their practices, making sure they are efficient and profitable. A little help from a trusted authority can be a lifesaver. Certification Coaching Corporation is...

10 Changes Coming With ICD-10

The ICD-10 changeover is a year away, and pundits are ramping up their rhetoric. True, there’s a lot of work to be done, but looking at the facts is always helpful. Here are 10 things that will be true starting October 1, 2014: Claims will be denied if they include an ICD-9 code.Because it already granted an extension, CMS has said there will be no grace period during the changeover. Any bills submitted after October 1, 2014 with ICD-9 codes...

10 Frequent Errors Generated by New Medical Coders

To err is human, wrote Alexander Pope. Of course, when it comes to medical billing, we all want as few “errs” as possible. It is important for all new coders and billers to be trained in your office setting and understand your protocols. Let’s take a look at the top mistakes new coders make so you can avoid them: Incorrect EOB interpretation. Explanation of benefits (EOBs) from payers can be cryptic, and new coders may have a tough time understanding...

10 Common Medical Billing Mistakes That Cause Claim Denials – Part 2

In our previous post, we discussed the first five most common medical coding and medical billing mistakes that cause claim denials. Today we will walk through the next five common reasons claims are denied. 6. Duplicate billing. Many times, a duplicate bill is the result of human error. However, duplicate bills can result from resubmitting a claim instead of a follow up or canceling a procedure or test but not removing it from the patient account.All claims processing systems contains...

10 Common Medical Billing Mistakes That Cause Claim Denials – Part 1

Medical coding and billing involve complex processes that can differ depending on the patient, insurer and procedure. Even the most diligent financial services departments experience claim denials, but knowing the most common mistakes can help you take steps to avoid them. These top coding, billing, and filing errors are a digest of actual clearinghouse data derived from millions of medical claims. The top five of the 10 most common medical coding and billing mistakes that cause claim denials 1. Coding...

NUCC Announces Form 1500 Changes in Anticipation of ICD-10

To accommodate ICD-10 reporting needs, the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) has announced a change to Version 02/12 of the 1500 claim form. Payers will begin receiving and processing paper claims on the revised form on January 6, 2014, dual form use will be in effect through March 31 and only claims submitted on the revised form will be processed after April 1. There are two main changes to the form. First, there is an indicator in Item 21 to...