Archive | Medical Billing RSS feed for this section

Medical Records: Top Secret

MANY readers were shocked by my recent article about Peter Drier, who received a surprise bill of $117,000 from an out-of-network assistant surgeon who helped out during his back operation.

Continue Reading

Examining the Basics of the Health Care Revenue Cycle

The health care revenue cycle is more than just collecting bills and is a pillar of a successful organization.

Continue Reading

A Look At The Most Common Medical Bill Coding Errors

Paying medical bills is a huge hassle and expense for companies. With the cost of providing workers compensation coverage for employees rising, it’s more important than ever that employers have a cost control process in place to minimize expenses and maximize savings.

Continue Reading

6 Questions You Should Ask Before Paying Any Medical Bill

Medical billing is wrought with errors and overcharges. Here’s how to avoid overpaying. Best Medical Coding Course!

Continue Reading

A Guide to Negotiating Medical Bills

Did you know that negotiating your medical bills could potentially save you thousands?

Continue Reading

5 Reasons Health Insurance Didn’t Pay Your Bill

How many times have you gotten a medical bill for more than you were expecting? Chances are, it’s happened before, and you’re not the only one who’s been shocked at the price tag on a service that your insurance should have covered. Here are five possible reasons why your insurance company didn’t pay the entire […]

Continue Reading

How To Spot 8 Common Medical Billing Errors

Millions of Americans are potentially overpaying on their medical bills because of common errors, whether it’s duplicate charges, incorrect information like a wrong insurance ID number, or an inflated quantity of services provided.

Continue Reading

Workers Testify That Hospital Interfered In Medical Billing

Dr. Tariq Mahmood routinely ducked into the billing-code office of his Renaissance Hospital Terrell to insist that other doctors’ patient diagnoses be altered to reflect more expensive treatments, a former employee testified Monday.

Continue Reading

An Out-of-Control Medicare Audit

What happened to Eastern Carolina internal Medicine (ECIM) in Pollocksville, North Carolina is a provider’s nightmare about government oversight run amok.

Continue Reading

Patient Advocates: The Coach in Your Corner for Taking On the Health-Care System

The doctor is recommending tests that don’t seem necessary, the hospital charged you $20 for that Tylenol you took during your stay — and what can you do about it?

Continue Reading

How To Catch Common Medical Billing Errors

Medical billing errors are rampant, and with changes to the healthcare system mandated by the Affordable Care Act, as well as a conversion in medical billing codes expected later this year — increasing the number of codes from some 13,000 to nearly 70,000 – the situation is likely to get even worse.

Continue Reading

What Is The Difference Between Medical Billing And Medical Coding?

You maybe wondering if a career in medical billing and coding is a good choice for you. Before making any career move, it’s important to understand what kinds of responsibilities and skills would be required of you in your new field.

Continue Reading

Two-Midnight Rule Will Short-Change Hospitals, Providers Say

Healthcare providers say Medicare is going to short-change them on patients who spend fewer than two nights in the hospital, and delaying implementation of a new payment policy until October won’t change that.

Continue Reading

Countdown To ICD-10

From patient accounting systems to sticky notes and “cheat sheets” posted in exam rooms, ICD-9 codes permeate the health care environment, translating the information in medical records to numbers on claim forms and ensuring that providers get paid for the care they give.

Continue Reading

Approved Manuals For The Medical Coding CPC Exam From AAPC

One question we are asked a lot is “what are the approved manuals for the medical coding CPC exam from AAPC?”

Continue Reading

Medical Coding Certification Requirements – AAPC

These are the requirement for medical coding CPC certification as listed by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Continue Reading