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What Is A SOAP Note & How To Write Them?

Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan notes, which are more commonly known as “SOAP” notes are a documentation process used by a wide range of healthcare providers to write quick notes in a patient's chart. This helps to document each patient encounter in their medical record is a comprehensive workflow practice that begins with appointment scheduling, patient check-in and continues on through the examination, check-out, rescheduling, and eve the medical billing process. In this way SOAP notes serve as a [...]

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How to Prevent Medical Billing Fraud

Medical billing fraud has a very real and unfortunate presence in the medical billing industry. Every year private insurance companies, public health institutions and government payer agencies suffer significant financial losses to medical billing fraud. In some cases, the fraud is accidental and simply related to poor practices or not using up to date codes. This is even more likely to occur with solo practitioners and small practices where the individual in charge of medical billing and coding is [...]

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Electronic Visit Verification FAQ for ABA Therapy

The term “Electronic Visit Verification” has jumped to the forefront of many alerts sent out to ABA practitioners. The barrage comes from both industry news feeds, periodicals, colleagues and team members who are concerned about compliance, yet aren’t sure where to look for more information. In this article, we will take a closer look at the nuts and bolts details of electronic visit verification for ABA therapy, as well as try to answer some of the more frequently asked [...]

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10 Tips for New Behavior Therapists & Counselors

The opportunity to open your own private mental health care practices is extremely attractive and enervating for many therapists and counselors. Though it also comes with a few challenges when having to balance the rewarding aspects of patient care with the business aspects of maintaining your own small practice. To help you put your best foot forward, we collated a variety of tips to help new behavior therapists and counselors to navigate the water of growing their own small [...]

By |March 12th, 2021|Categories: Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

What Is A Medical Coder And What Do They Do?

Accurate medical billing plays a critical role in ensuring that physicians get paid consistently and at a reimbursement level that is appropriate for their credentials, the type of treatment administered, and any specialist services they offer. Of course, this reimbursement also affects their ability to do other essential things like pay administrative staff, update their medical equipment, purchase new medical supplies, and even pay their in-house administrative staff. Errors and missing information in a claim that’s accidentally submitted to [...]

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How To Determine Relative Value Units In Medical Billing?

The world of medical billing, procedures and medical coding is rife with terminology that seems to change all the time. This includes abbreviations that you might not be familiar with like RVU. What Is Medical Billing RVU? In the world of medical billing, RVU stands for Relative Value Units. Total RVU-based compensation requires paying a physician base on the type of work they administer in the process of treating a patient. If you aren’t familiar with the term, RVU [...]

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Top ICD-10 Codes for Mental and Behavioral Health

Accurately medical billing is not an easy task for a lot of small practices and solo practitioners. The wide range of evolving terms and acronyms used for even the most simple of services can be exceedingly complex. An incorrectly used code or even a simple piece of missing information can lead to significant delays in your revenue stream as well as increasing the risk for a claim rejection or claim denial. As the various code books continue to evolve [...]

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New 2021 E/M Coding Changes You Should Know

Every year payers and public health institutions like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the American Medical Association implement changes to their Evaluation and Management coding. Like clockwork, these changes were implemented on January 1, 2021. Physicians and medical practices of every scale need to educate themselves and their staff on these changes to minimize any delays and reduce the risk for potential questions when filing a claim or requesting prior authorization. This also helps ensure that [...]

By |February 9th, 2021|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What Is A Medical Billing Clearing House?

There are many important facets to the medical billing process. One of the most important steps includes the use of a medical billing clearing house. Though not everyone is fully clear about what a medical billing clearing house is, why it’s important and how to choose the best medical billing clearing house to meet your practice’s needs? What Does A Medical Billing Clearing House Do? A Medical billing clearing house essentially acts as a middle man helping to connect [...]

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How To Use Medical Billing CPT Modifiers Correctly

Medical billing professionals often have to use modifiers to affect the description of a diagnostic process, treatment plan, or other service performed for a client. This also includes things like prescriptions or other medical supplies that may have been provided to a patient as part of an effective treatment plan. What Are CPT Code Modifiers? A CPT code modifier is a two-digit code that is specifically linked to a CPT code that needs a further description of the [...]

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