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    Unpacking the Global Package

    Unpacking the Global Package

    In this weeks episode we continue our discussion from last week and discuss the purpose of the Global Surgical Package. It is a lot to discuss so we will break it up into 2 episodes. 

    This week we will review: 


    Modifier 57 
    The Medicare Physician Fee Indicators 
    What is Included in the Global Package Interpreting 0, 10 and 90 day Packages 
    You can learn more about these modifiers as it relates to Orthopedic Services at our Upcoming Virtual Summit July 13-14 and earn 15 CEUS! Sign up today! Register Here 




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    • 24 min
    Modifier 25: A Story of Compliance

    Modifier 25: A Story of Compliance

    In this weeks episode we are joined by Sonal Patel, CPMA, CPC, CMC, ICDCM. She is a repeat guest and we are very excited to discuss Modifier 25. It has been in the news lately and a very controversial Modifier for years now.
    We will discuss:

    Modifier 25 Definition
    News from Commercial Payers
    OIG report from 2005
    Using Authoritative Guidance

    Check out these cool references:
    OIG Report
    CMS Global Booklet
    Fact Sheet
    CMS Processing Manual
    Check out the Podcast Paint the Medical Picture
    Check out our Upcoming Ortho-Care Virtual Summit where we dig into Using Modifier 25 for Orthopedics

    This episode qualifies for a CEU for our All  Patreon Squad Members. Become a member today at www.patreon.com/lifeasacoder



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    • 53 min
    Replay: Telehealth challenges during the PHE and Beyond

    Replay: Telehealth challenges during the PHE and Beyond

    We are on Vacation this week. Check out a replay of one of my favorite episodes with my dear friend Christine Hall

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    • 46 min
    Are you a Patient Advocate?

    Are you a Patient Advocate?

    In this episode we will chat with Jared Walker, Founder at Dollar For where the goal is Advocating for patients to eliminate medical debt. We are all patients at one point in our life. The Burdens to provide healthcare are great for providers and healthcare staff but the burden for patients are great indeed! 

    According to Jared " Many patients are involved in payment agreements and going into debt for medical bills they do not have to pay"

    Let's discuss:


    Charity Care
    Patient Advocacy
    Medical Bill Education
    Being a proactive patient

    Want to volunteer? Join NOW as a Volunteer and help Dollar For continue to #crush medical debt 

    Jared and I will both be speaking at the Healthcare Advocate Summit September 7-9 in New Orleans. Get your Tickets: https://www.healthcareadvocatesummit.com/




     




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    • 26 min
    Podiatry 101

    Podiatry 101

    We have a great Bonus Episode for everyone with my special guest Jessyka Burke. We discuss the ins and outs of Podiatry Billing and Coding Challenges.


    Routine Footcare
    NCCI
    Bunion Coding
    Hammertoe
    Know your LCD Policies




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    • 58 min
    Are you a Healthcare Advocate?

    Are you a Healthcare Advocate?

    In this episode we highlight why we are all here in the Business of Healthcare. To provide access to care for the patient population. It doesn’t matter what our role is, we have an obligation to fight for the patient so they can get what they need to improve their quality of life and in many cases save their life.

    I had the privilege of speaking with two Healthcare Advocates and I am sharing that conversation with you all. Elizabeth Johnson and Melissa Paige join me today to talk about how they became Patient and Healthcare Advocates and how Healthcare Advocate Summit came about.

    Learn more about our guests:

    Elizabeth Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer for MedicoCX, a group of independent specialists unified by patient centric access to biologics in a timely and cost effective manner, as well as a co-founder and the President of NAMAPA, National Association of Medication Access & Patient Advocacy, Inc. Their goal is to empower healthcare advocates by providing a collaborative community focused on resources to navigate medication access and support.

    Melissa Paige is the Co-Founder of HealthCare Advocate Summit, and the Co-Founder of NAMAPA. She is  Recognized as an expert in patient access programs and navigation. She is a Prolific public speaker and educator. She uses her Leadership skills to oversee and coordinate process improvement projects that enhance business models and redesign workflows for improved efficiencies. Her passion for the patient and this drives her to break down access barriers and seek avenues for the highest quality care.

    The Healthcare Advocate Summit is LIVE in person September 7-9 in New Orleans.

    Grab your Tickets Today and support this very important event.


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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

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Top Notch

I stumbled upon your LinkedIn a while back and got around to listening to several episodes today. I’m so impressed by the quality and content. You’re such a good representative of the coding industry and the diverse opportunities afforded to us in so many different facets of healthcare. Thank you for providing exposure to AND for coders and billers. Signed a CPC, CPMA, CGSC, COBGC, CPC-I

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Love Jen!

Great first person insight into life as a medical coder. Jennifer pays it forward in all she does in the healthcare industry. I’m proud to call her a fellow colleague in the industry trying to reach as many coders as we can through education, perspective and inspiration.

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Great Content

This is easy to listen to even as someone who has no knowledge of coding. Jen is an awesome host and well spoken! Highly recommend.

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