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From in-depth articles exploring hot topics in the industry to detailed how-tos about reimbursement and compliance, our blog puts a wealth of information at your fingertips. Check back often for new entries!

Dr. Grant Shapiro
By Grant Shapiro DC MCS-P CPC-A in Medicare
Explaining the distinction between these two types of care feels like a scene from the movie Ground Hog Day. We wish we had a dollar for every time that we have been asked to clarify this topic. It’s possibly one of the least understood, yet the concepts are clear, based on the definitions provided...
Yvette Noel
By Yvette Noel CPCO in 3rd Party Billing and Collections
We have noticed an uptick in requests for consultations for offices enrolled with Medicare as a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider due to certain DME denied that were otherwise paid previously. Many were not aware of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Competitive Bidding...
Rebecca Scott
By Rebecca Scott CPC CPCO in 3rd Party Billing and Collections
A CAs job is never done. Offices need to have systems and procedures in place that will manage both outbound claims, inbound checks, and accounts receivable. At any given time, there are claims in various stages of the billing cycle that must be managed.
Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC, CCCA
By Kathy (KMC) Weidner MCS-P CCPC CCCA in Documentation
The documentation of these visits contains the details of patients’ progress, or lack thereof, as they advance through the stated plan. The record shows the reader the patient’s status at that point within the plan’s goals and time frame.
Jill Foote
By Jill Foote in Compliance Basics
The Century Cures Act was signed into law four years ago on December 13, 2016. Although this regulation (law) has been in the making for nearly four years, the general effective date was June 30, 2020. The compliance requirements for Information Blocking, Assurances, and APIs start April 5, 2021.
Jill Foote
By Jill Foote in Compliance Basics
Social Media: is it friend or foe? The friendly aspect is the ability to reach a variety of people immediately. Social Media is one of the most cost-efficient methods of marketing. It is a great way to connect to people in your area and attract new patients, but it can become your foe if you, as a...
Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC, CCCA
By Kathy (KMC) Weidner MCS-P CCPC CCCA in Coding
Now that we've had a month to settle into the new Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding rules that went into effect at the beginning of the year, the questions are getting more specific and refined. We are delighted when we receive thought-provoking questions at our Help Desk that reveal doctors’...
Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC, CCCA
By Kathy (KMC) Weidner MCS-P CCPC CCCA in Finances
One of the more common questions we get at our Help Desk is what to do with Explanations of Benefits (EOBs) for paid claims once the payment has been posted. Regardless of the payer class, whether personal injury, worker’s compensation, or simple commercial insurance, you have many choices and can...
Rebecca Scott
By Rebecca Scott CPC CPCO in Medicare
It’s a great time to review compliance policy and procedures and to review and revise financial and billing policies. Accounts receivable clean-up is a common process in December, and it’s important to review and update Medical Review Policies. This way, you will be prepared to hit the ground...
By Team KMCU in KMC University Library
A special holiday message from Kathy...
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