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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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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.

    Trigger Point Injections and LCDs

    Trigger Point Injections and LCDs

    You must make sure your providers and coders understand the overarching LCD criteria for reporting TPIs (Trigger Point Injections).

    As of April 1st, five MACs have tightened their rules for TPI coding and reporting. There are new frequencies, ICD-10-CM, anatomical territories, and MUE rules for these services.

    Terry outlines the rules and reminds practices that patients need to also be involved in these discussions.

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    Are you a Coder or a Biller?

    Are you a Coder or a Biller?

    How do you know if your role is classified as a Coder or a Biller? Coders typically work in the back end of the facility, focused on interpreting medical records and assigning appropriate codes. Billers interact directly with patients, collecting payments and entering patient information into the appropriate systems.

    However, there is also a crossover between the two roles!

    Terry discusses that intersect today in her 346th episode of the CodeCast podcast.

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    When To Use The -22 Modifier

    When To Use The -22 Modifier

    All CPT codes have an expected range of complexity and uses, but when a particular procedure or surgery performed has exceeded the normal range of complexity, modifier -22 can come into play. Modifier -22 is defined as increased procedural services and demonstrates when a physician has gone above and beyond the typical framework of a particular procedure.

    When used appropriately, modifier 22 reimburses the physician for unforeseen difficulties or additional time spent that are not usually anticipated for the procedure. However, as most coding staff know, it takes some savvy coding and insight for proper reimbursement, and will take more than simply attaching a modifier to a service code if your provider is to be compensated accordingly. Terry discusses how to be successful when using the 22 modifier.

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    Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Coding, Billing, and Compliance Questions

    Top 10 Tuesday Q&A – Coding, Billing, and Compliance Questions

    This week on the CodeCast podcast Terry returns with her Top 10 Tuesday Q&A series.

    Join us as Terry covers questions from Urgent Care to the ER, infusion charges, behavioral health, billing for unlisted codes, preventative med group codes, and more.

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    Are you a real SME?

    Are you a real SME?

    Are you a “Subject Matter Expert?” Are you taking on clients, presenting to physicians, or looking for a coding job: with no expertise?

    Do not “wing it” in the healthcare field. You will hurt yourself or your credibility unless you disclose your limitations to the person you are doing business with. (Not to mention potentially hurting the physician, client, or practice.)

    Terry discusses this problem and how to overcome it in this episode of the CodeCast podcast.

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    • 16 min
    Is a Medical Record “Errors Disclaimer” Valid?

    Is a Medical Record “Errors Disclaimer” Valid?

    Many of the records Terry audits include a disclaimer to protect a physician from liability. However, does this disclaimer shield a physician who has signed a note or authenticated an electronic encounter? (Under the assumption the physician reviewed it?)

    In this episode of the CodeCast podcast, Terry discusses the protections of a disclaimer and whether this evades the responsibility, and compliance, of documentation.

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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
182 Ratings

182 Ratings

MissyBr_1 ,

Great podcast!

Terry does a great job breaking things down to be easily understandable in the often hard to understand coding and billing world.

HappyApple1 ,

Stop talking politics that's not what we're here for

The information about medical coding and billing appears accurate, but delivered as it is with petty and poorly informed political ramblings makes one wonder how trustworthy and knowledgeable the podcaster really is.

Puzzlehappy ,

Great podcast!

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

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