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May 12th, 2021
Compliance in the Dental Office or Small Practice
Published May 12th, 2021|
If your practice does not already have a compliance program in place, you will want to get started after reading this article. We have uncovered some important findings with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in dental practices you need to be aware of. A compliance program offers standard procedures to follow, ...
October 7th, 2020
Stay out of Trouble — Understand the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program
Published October 7th, 2020|
To assist low-income Medicare beneficiaries, CMS created the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program; a Medicaid benefit which pays for Medicare deductibles, coinsurance, or copays for any Medicare-covered items and services for Medicare Part A, Part B, and Medicare Advantage (Part C). Providers/suppliers are prohibited from billing premiums and cost sharing to Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in QMB.
October 6th, 2020
An Infectious Disease Control Plan is Essential
Published October 6th, 2020|
Every business encounters infections. The COVID-10 pandemic has only highlighted this fact, but considering that infectious diseases, such as the seasonal flu, are an ongoing problem, all organizations need to implement an Infectious Disease Control Plan as part of an active compliance plan because it’s required by law. Your organization must take steps to mitigate this risk to both patients and employee
September 1st, 2020
Not Following the Rules Costs Chiropractor $5 Million
Published September 1st, 2020|
Every healthcare office needs to know and understand the rules that apply to billing services and supplies. What lessons can we learn from the mistakes of others? What if we have made the same mistake?
July 28th, 2020
OIG Report Highlights Need to Understand Guidelines
Published July 28th, 2020|
A new OIG report once again highlights the necessity for organizations to fully understand requirements for reporting services and having proper documentation. The types of problems addressed in this report are ongoing issues for multiple types of services and specialties and for many different payers.
April 20th, 2020
Dismal OIG Report on Telemedicine
Published April 20th, 2020|
Providers need to understand the rules for reporting telemedicine services. A recent OIG report shows that this is not the case. What problems are being found in documentation claims? As providers are expanding their telehealth offerings, now is the time to understand the potential pitfalls since disallowed amounts will be taken back.
April 15th, 2020
CMS Temporarily Suspends Contract-Level RADV Audits
Published April 15th, 2020|
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is suspending contract-level RADV audits, related to the payment year 2015 and will not initiate any new ones until after the public health emergency has ended. Any documentation already submitted will be reviewed as usual.
March 25th, 2020
COVID-19: Cybercrime, Telehealth, and Coding
Published March 25th, 2020|
Your inbox is probably like mine with all sorts of announcements about COVID-19. Here are just a few reminders of things we felt should be passed along. We have heard of several cases of cybercrime related to this outbreak. For example, there was a coronavirus map which loads malware onto your ...
March 24th, 2020
"What is the ICD-10 code for...?" - Search Smarter With Find-A-Code Tools
Published March 24th, 2020|
Do you still find yourself searching the internet for an ICD10 code? Medical coders often type into their search engine, what is the ICD10 code for ... and a specific diagnosis code, to avoid repeatedly dragging out the incredibly large ICD10 codebook. Ironically, some of the most commonly searched ICD10 diagnoses include: ...
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November 6th, 2018
Medicare continues to increase their efforts to review doctors and recover “overpayments”. This increases the likelihood that your notes will be reviewed and that you will be required to pay money back to Medicare. In this webinar Dr. Short will show you: Why you should appeal every adverse decision. How to appeal adverse decisions. What information you need in your documentation for an effective appeal. How to structure your appeals to be most effective.
August 14th, 2018
How to Create a Medicare Compliance Plan
In this webinar, Dr. Marty Kotlar (certified coding and compliance expert) will discuss how to create an OIG/Medicare compliance plan. He will explain how to create policies, how to perform a "self-test" on your SOAP notes, search the Medicare exclusions list, Stark, anti-kickback and how to handle compliance concerns.
August 7th, 2018
Medicare reviews claims for a variety of reasons. Some are routine and are not a problem for the doctor or the practice. Some are investigatory in nature and indicate a serious potential threat for both the doctor and the practice. Dr. Ron Short will go over the types of reviews and which are routine and which should cause you to lose sleep. In this webinar you will learn: -What routine reviews are and why they are conducted -What reviews are a potential risk -What triggers reviews -When to get help and what kind of help to get
June 12th, 2018
Healthcare Compliance- Fraud/Waste/Abuse…Avoiding the Pitfalls
Presented by Howard Levinson, DC June 12, 2018 Tuesday @ 10:15 AM PT, 11:15 AM MT, 12:15 PM CT, 1:15 PM ET Dr. Levinson will discuss what constitutes healthcare fraud, waste and abuse and some of the strategies the insurance industry uses to identify outlier providers. Examples of healthcare providers who ...
May 29th, 2018
The Most Expensive Documentation Mistakes Chiropractors Make
Notes need to give payers the information they need in order to adjudicate your claims. Do your notes include what they need to see? Can you standardize and simplify your note taking process to decrease your administrative burden? In this webinar, Dr. Gwilliam, Certified Coder, Certified Professional Medical Auditor, and Clinical Director for PayDC Chiropractic EHR Software, will show you how to make it easy. He will review examples and boost your confidence that you are doing things correctly.
April 3rd, 2018
Strategy to Assess & Strengthen Cervical Posture
Join the posture expert, Dr. Steven Weiniger, to learn how observing posture engages people for StrongPosture® habits… such as getting adjusted! Posture literally sets the baseline for all locomotor function, and current research confirms the importance of improving vertical alignment to functionally improve pain as well as longevity. DCs across the globe use the free PostureZone app and StrongPosture® rehab protocols to literally help people stand taller. Learn the framework to communicate bio-mechanics to patients, the public and other professionals. First for patient compliance, then results, and then for retention and referrals!
June 29th, 2017
How to Convert Your Medicare Patients to Cash to Avoid the Penalties of MACRA
The #1 concern reported by CMS about chiropractors is that, as a profession, we do a poor job of understanding maintenance care. Of course, that is THEIR definition of maintenance care. When you better understand the rules of medical necessity in Medicare, you begin to see what they are talking about. The truth is that there is a “gray” area between the distinct “white” of active treatment and the “black” of maintenance treatment, and that gray area is confusing when defining “covered” vs. “not covered” chiropractic care in Medicare. Join us to find out the following critical information in time for the MACRA Section 514 implementation January 1, 2017: Find out exactly what Medicare deems as maintenance care and how to recognize it with our patients Learn what your options are for treating your Medicare patient’s maintenance care for cash Hear scripting that is vital to your patient understanding what’s going on with their coverage, or lack thereof Properly document the difference between active and maintenance care Better manage those little incidents that come up for chronic, Medicare patients
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August 25th, 2020
Do You Have All the Right Dental Resources Needed to Succeed in Dental Medical Billing and Coding?
Discussion with LaMont Leavitt (CEO of innoviHealth) and Christine Taxin (Adjunct professor at New York University, President of Dental Medical Billing, and Links2Success). Some of the resources and tools they discuss will help you with your dental coding/billing and education.
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