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Elizabeth
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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    Virtual Visits, Real Reimbursement: Telehealth and the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule While discussions about the way evaluation and management (E/M) coding could change may have dominated recent coding conversations surrounding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), other equally   Read more..
    Posted on 15 Oct, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Telehealth
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    Get a Jumpstart on the 2019 CPT® Code Set: Part 2 If you’re just joining our overview of CPT® code changes for 2019, you might want to back up and start at the beginning of this series. In Part 1 , we lay out E/M code additions   Read more..
    Posted on 10 Oct, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    2019 CPT Code Set: Part 2
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    The air is getting brisk, and soon autumn leaves will fall. It seems appropriate, almost metaphorical, to change our code sets, doesn’t it? No sooner will you have acclimated to ICD-10 updates when CPT code changes come into effect on January 1st. The 2019 CPT® (Current   Read more..
    Posted on 5 Oct, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Get a Jumpstart on the 2019 CPT® Code Set: Part 1
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    Get acquainted with 100+ new and revised ICD-10 codes for ophthalmology. Of all the specialties, ophthalmology practices have been hit the hardest in terms of diagnostic code changes. The grand total comes in at just over 100 updates, so we’ve got a lot of ground to   Read more..
    Posted on 4 Oct, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Gear Up for 2019 ICD-10-CM Code Changes – Part 4
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    This week is Take Care of You Week - specifically, take care of your heart. We have two back-to-back days commemorating cardiovascular care. Wednesday, September 26th is National Women's Health & Fitness Day, and just three days later, Saturday, September 29th is World Heart Day. Why   Read more..
    Posted on 26 Sep, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Cardiovascular Care Takes the World’s Stage
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    We’re back with Part 3 in our series on ICD-10-CM code changes, which are fast approaching implementation date. If you missed our earlier posts, be sure to read Part 1 and Part 2 to get the jumpstart you need to keep your claims on track   Read more..
    Posted on 24 Sep, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Gear Up for 2019 ICD-10-CM Code Changes – Part 3
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    If you’re just joining our overview of ICD-10-CM code changes for 2019, you might want to back up and start at the beginning of this series. In Part 1, we address code changes that will primarily affect cardiology and emergency medicine, but these changes are   Read more..
    Posted on 18 Sep, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Gear Up for 2019 ICD-10-CM Code Changes—Part 2
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    Be sure to stay tuned for this four-part series to get up to speed on all the coding details you need to nail down the 2019 ICD-10-CM code changes! Well folks, it’s that time of year again. October 1st is right around the corner. With new   Read more..
    Posted on 13 Sep, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Gear Up for 2019 ICD-10-CM Code Changes
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    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) was formed in 1976 by President Gerald Ford through the Inspector General Act. Since then, the OIG has been key in fighting waste, abuse, and fraud in Medicare, Medicaid, and other Health and Human Services programs and is the   Read more..
    Posted on 11 Sep, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Nail Down the Office of Inspector General’s (OIGs) Role
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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
    Focus on These 3 Key Areas to Make Way to Accurate Claims