Author

Elizabeth Debeasi
Marketing Writer/ Editor

Elizabeth works on an array of projects at TCI, researching and writing about modern reimbursement challenges. Since joining TCI in 2017, she has also covered the nuts and bolts of cybersecurity, compliance with federal laws, and how to tap into the advantages of Telehealth services.

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    Tips: Keep proper documentation, adopt changes, train, retrain, and audit. If your practice is plugging along successfully, but your revenue is still in a slump, take a look at your coding situation. Improper coding, inexperienced coders, and the lack of updated training and resources are likely   Read more..
    Posted on 6 Sep, 2018
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    Focus on These 3 Key Areas to Make Way to Accurate Claims
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    Are you up to speed on the 2018 CPT and HCPCS codes for telemedicine, finalized in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). Read on for an overview of key updates you don’t want to miss. HCPCS codes: G0296 (Counseling visit to discuss need for lung cancer   Read more..
    Posted on 30 Aug, 2018
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    Master the 2018 Telemedicine Codes
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    Medicare determined that a practice had been billing X-rays globally for years, when it should have only billed X-rays with a modifier 26 for the professional interpretation of the service, as the practice didn’t own the X-ray equipment. The fallout of this oversight included an   Read more..
    Posted on 23 Aug, 2018
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    How to Chart Out the Medical Audit Process
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    If you decide to participate in Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), you will earn a performance-based payment adjustment to your Medicare payment. You earn the payment adjustment based on evidence-based and practice-specific quality data. You show you provided high quality, efficient care supported by technology by   Read more..
    Posted on 21 Aug, 2018
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    Avoid Revenue Shortfalls with MIPS Know-how
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    Are you on top of CMS documentation guidelines? The following points identify CMS guidelines for correct documentation that supports and validates the claim submitted for services/procedures: The record of the encounter/episode of care should be complete and legible Documentation should include: Reason for the encounter Assessment,   Read more..
    Posted on 10 Aug, 2018
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    Conquer Common Documentation Errors Identified by CERT & RAC
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    KNOW THE BASICS Use modifier 25 (Significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management service by the same physician or other qualified healthcare professional on the day of the procedure or other service) to identify when a patient has a separate E/M service along with a procedure   Read more..
    Posted on 7 Aug, 2018
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    Separate Out When to Use Modifier 25
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    If you teach medical coding, you know that keeping students motivated and interested is an ongoing challenge, especially for billing or medical assisting students who don’t choose coding as a career but must learn coding as part of their future jobs. Add the complexity of   Read more..
    Posted on 31 Jul, 2018
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    Don’t Miss This Free Secret Weapon for Your Teaching Arsenal
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    Inpatient consultations via telemedicine is improving lives. These encounters facilitate the delivery of certain services that might otherwise be unavailable to a patient located at an originating site. While you can’t use telemedicine to provide E/M inpatient encounters, you can use them to substitute for a   Read more..
    Posted on 27 Jul, 2018
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    Conquer Inpatient Telemedicine Consultations
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    Whether you’re provider, medical coder, practice, practice manager, or auditor, you need to be knowledgeable of federal regulations that relate to fraud, abuse, and compliance. Stay in the know: The five most important Federal fraud and abuse laws that apply to physicians are the False Claims   Read more..
    Posted on 24 Jul, 2018
    By Elizabeth Debeasi
    Learn the Ins and Outs of Healthcare Fraud, Abuse, and Compliance