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National Speaker and Healthcare Consultant, Auditor and Educator, Terry Fletcher CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS, CCS-P, CMC, CMSCS, CMCS, ACS-CA, SCP-CA, knows from over 25 years medical reimbursement industry experience that Coding, Billing and Compliance for physician practices and hospitals can be tough to navigate. Her CodeCast Podcast series will share insights to current rules and regulations the Medicare payer requires, along with Commercial insurance plans' rules and reimbursement challenges. Discover revenue opportunities to maximize reimbursement in your medical practice, focusing on different medical specialties and platforms each episode.

CodeCast | Medical Billing and Coding Insights Terry Fletcher

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    • 4.7 • 165 Ratings

National Speaker and Healthcare Consultant, Auditor and Educator, Terry Fletcher CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS, CCS-P, CMC, CMSCS, CMCS, ACS-CA, SCP-CA, knows from over 25 years medical reimbursement industry experience that Coding, Billing and Compliance for physician practices and hospitals can be tough to navigate. Her CodeCast Podcast series will share insights to current rules and regulations the Medicare payer requires, along with Commercial insurance plans' rules and reimbursement challenges. Discover revenue opportunities to maximize reimbursement in your medical practice, focusing on different medical specialties and platforms each episode.

    Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Fine Print of the Omnibus Bill

    Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Fine Print of the Omnibus Bill

    With new legislation in the 2023 Omnibus Bill (signed into law 12/29/22), extending many 1135 PHE waivers through 2024, there are also some scaled-back rules that healthcare professionals will need to know, and not assume are still in effect, as you report 2023 services.

    Remember to always read the fine print before moving forward.

    Too many coders, billers, and providers rely only on TV for their news. We have a clear update for you today on the CodeCast podcast.

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    * Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/codecast-medical-billing-coding-insights/id1305926627

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    * Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/1lA69Q7EnjSMuVr3sXVWlX

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    * iHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-codecast-medical-billing-a-31135434/



    If you’d like to become a sponsor of the CodeCast podcast please contact us directly for pricing: https://www.terryfletcher.net/contact/

    • 19 min
    Elevated troponin levels: may not be what you think!

    Elevated troponin levels: may not be what you think!

    Many Coders tend to read a physician’s note and make assumptions without first reading the coding guidelines. One particular entry, which is found in many admission notes is “elevated troponin”. An elevated troponin does not always mean that a heart attack has occurred, many many coders will leap to that conclusion before reviewing the documentation.

    In this week’s CodeCast Podcast, Terry will clarify when this clinical symptom is a potential AMI and what to look for to confirm correct ICD-10-CM coding.  Also on the podcast is the POS war between inpatient and hospital observation coding for 2023.

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    • 15 min
    ICD-10-CM “Code First” Clarifications

    ICD-10-CM “Code First” Clarifications

    Instructional notes in ICD-10-CM are there for a reason. “Code First” denials are happening more often, when these directions are not followed.

    In this jam-packed episode, Terry discusses when certain conditions have instructional notes that mandate sequencing, the rules for them, and how this impacts your reimbursement.

    Also, Terry shares some recent changes to the NSA rules for arbitration.

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    * Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/1lA69Q7EnjSMuVr3sXVWlX

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    • 15 min
    Addendums, corrections and late entries to the medical record

    Addendums, corrections and late entries to the medical record

    In this episode, Terry discusses late entries, addendums, or corrections to a medical record that are legitimate occurrences in the documentation of clinical services.

    Compliance is always an issue in this act and Terry clears up the confusion. A late entry, an addendum or a correction to the medical record, must bear the current date of that entry – and is signed by the person making the addition or change.

    Also, some discussion of coding NSTEMI myocardial infractions.

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    * Google Podcasts – https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ia47t6quqphhsanlzpajk37yiga

    * Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/1lA69Q7EnjSMuVr3sXVWlX

    * Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=156874

    * TuneIn – https://tunein.com/radio/CodeCast–Medical-Billing-p1056702/

    * YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoNm5vs6PFMIEDa5Undidlg

    * Amazon Podcasts – https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/c9d8dc99-fced-45a2-82b4-0efdf144c897/CodeCast-Medical-Billing-and-Coding-Insights

    * iHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-codecast-medical-billing-a-31135434/



    If you’d like to become a sponsor of the CodeCast podcast please contact us directly for pricing: https://www.terryfletcher.net/contact/

    • 15 min
    Life as a Coder Equals Flexibility

    Life as a Coder Equals Flexibility

    As 2023 arrives, many coding professionals might be thinking about their career goals, maybe a career change, or just enhancing their current position in coding.

    In today’s work environment, it is important to be flexible. How does that relate to the coding professional?

    Flexibility ultimately leads to stability, as it provides coding departments with employees who can cross aisles to help out amidst staffing shortages. It also enables them to learn new skills to grow in their position.

    Terry discusses how coders and healthcare professionals alike can use the concepts of flexibility plus creative thinking to expand their skill sets.

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    * Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/codecast-medical-billing-coding-insights/id1305926627

    * Google Podcasts – https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ia47t6quqphhsanlzpajk37yiga

    * Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/1lA69Q7EnjSMuVr3sXVWlX

    * Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=156874

    * TuneIn – https://tunein.com/radio/CodeCast–Medical-Billing-p1056702/

    * YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoNm5vs6PFMIEDa5Undidlg

    * Amazon Podcasts – https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/c9d8dc99-fced-45a2-82b4-0efdf144c897/CodeCast-Medical-Billing-and-Coding-Insights

    * iHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-codecast-medical-billing-a-31135434/



    If you’d like to become a sponsor of the CodeCast podcast please contact us directly for pricing: https://www.terryfletcher.net/contact/

    • 21 min
    2023 EM Data Points Reminders

    2023 EM Data Points Reminders

    For the last CodeCast podcast of 2022, Terry gives quick fire details on the new 2023 EM Rules for Data Points, plus reminders on what to make sure you are documenting to support medical necessity in the history and physical as well.

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    * Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/codecast-medical-billing-coding-insights/id1305926627

    * Google Podcasts – https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ia47t6quqphhsanlzpajk37yiga

    * Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/1lA69Q7EnjSMuVr3sXVWlX

    * Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=156874

    * TuneIn – https://tunein.com/radio/CodeCast–Medical-Billing-p1056702/

    * YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoNm5vs6PFMIEDa5Undidlg

    * Amazon Podcasts – https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/c9d8dc99-fced-45a2-82b4-0efdf144c897/CodeCast-Medical-Billing-and-Coding-Insights

    * iHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-codecast-medical-billing-a-31135434/



    If you’d like to become a sponsor of the CodeCast podcast please contact us directly for pricing: https://www.terryfletcher.net/contact/

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
165 Ratings

165 Ratings

Puzzlehappy ,

Great podcast!

Very helpful information for the medical coder. Terry does a great job explaining things.

jfginfujn ,

Great Podcast for Coding/Billing Industry

I recommend Terry Fletcher’s Podcast “CodeCast Podcast”. It is a great wealth of information. The material presented gives a wide net that covers medical billing and coding. I really enjoy listening every week. I have already learned so much from her as a new auditor. It is a no-nonsense, to the point podcast! Highly recommend to anyone in the coding/billing field.

Jensyer84 ,

Hero in the coding world

I have worked in the podiatry field from the bottom to the top. I was a front desk, MA, practice manager and biller and never really had an urge to get a certification for what I do. Until I started listening to this lady. All personal things aside. This lady is so darn knowledgeable. She gave me hope that I could be half as good as her in this billing world. She is one of my hero’s. And I do advise many people to find her one whatever their platform is. I work with doctors and have did billing for 2 years and about 2-3 years ago when I found who she was I finally obtained a title from AAPC. I have experience and now a title to go along with it. And I don’t want to stop, thanks to her. Hero’s are in superwomen like her!!! Thanks Mrs Fletcher. You helped me find my inspiration, hope, purpose and peace. You rock!!!

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