Learn How This Practice Solved Their DME Charge Capture Problem

People image created by Jcomp – Freepik.com The Problem: Disappearing DMEs Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center is known for their excellence in sports medicine and orthopaedic patient care, research, education and prevention. As a large and growing practice who provides many DMEs, it makes the most sense for them to own their DMEs in-house….


10 ICD-10 Christmas Codes to Prepare You For the Holidays

Christmas time is upon us, and with this season comes a whole new host of potential injuries. Below are a few festive ICD-10 codes that you may end up using this year. 1.  When the gift wrapping goes awry: W262XXA Contact with edge of stiff paper, initial encounter 2.  When you spend way too much…


A Message For Doctors: It’s Not Your Fault

Improved patient outcomes, a part of the Triple Aim, is driven by patient engagement.  The key to patient engagement is the trust-bond relationship between the doctor and patient.  If the patient feels they are cared for by their care provider and can trust them, then they are far more likely to engage in their prescribed treatment plans….


9 New CPT Codes For Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Biopsy

Background image created by Nensuria – Freepik.com With the start of the new year comes the annual CPT code update. Effective January 1, 2019, several new CPT codes will become available for reporting Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Biopsy. FNA biopsies are reported based on the type of imaging modality (ie. ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT, MR, etc)…


How AI is Transforming the Healthcare Industry

The term artificial intelligence often brings to mind futuristic, human-like robots that aim to take over the world—something out of a sci-fi film. But in reality, AI is being developed and applied in many industries today, and it is changing the way we approach healthcare. The term artificial intelligence often brings to mind futuristic, human-like…


How to Decrease Doctor’s Dislike for Their Computers

A recent article by Dr. Jay Anders discusses his thoughts on how to reduce the hatred that doctors feel towards their computers.  Physicians are spending too much time with their EHR, and not enough time with patients, and this is frustrating.  We need to take steps in the right direction to decrease the frustration that doctors feel…


When to Use Post-Op Modifiers 24, 58, 78 and 79

Medical image created by Peoplecreations – Freepik.com Documenting the events of a patient visit is not always the simplest and most straightforward of processes. Many variables affect which information must be included in order to report a procedure or service accurately. Global periods are one of those variables. A global period is the amount of time before,…


Why Is Revenue Cycle Management Important in the Healthcare Industry?

Technology image created by Pressfoto – Freepik.com Managing your revenue cycle is important to keep your practice running. However, keeping your revenue cycle healthy takes a lot of time and energy, and it can often conflict with the many office and clinical responsibilities. Why is revenue cycle management so important? Defining Revenue Cycle Management In…


Get Ready for These 4 New Breast Mammography CPT Codes

People image created by Nensuria – Freepik.com As of January 1, 2019, the new CPT codes changes go into effect. Among other changes, new Breast Mammography codes have been added. Make sure your practice is ready to implement these coding changes in January. To revise, add or replace the following CPT codes to your AccelaCAPTURE or AccelaMOBILE…


3 Reasons Why You Should Not Replace Your EHR

Many practices are not happy with their EHR. Providers are stuck with the dilemma of whether they should stick it out with the EHR that they already have and remain unhappy, or risk switching to a new one. Yet there may be an option where you avoid going through the painful implementation process a second…