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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!

Yvette Noel
By Yvette Noel CPCO in Coding
We get a lot of inquiries regarding the proper coding for Evaluation and Management (E/M) services. Often discovered in our advanced analysis services, we find many practices leave significant money on the table due to E/M coding errors. It is necessary to always code appropriately for any service...
Dr. Karen Sedore
By Karen Sedore DC CPCO in Finances
Are celebrations and gift-giving leaving your patients short on cash? The cost of treatment may be pressing on your patients’ minds around the holidays. For some patients, the dilemma is choosing between enjoying the holidays or spending money on healthcare. The solution – tax favored health plans...
By Team KMCU in 1 KMC University Library
Please take a moment to watch this special message of thanks to you. From our KMC University family to yours, may this Thanksgiving season bring abundance and joy.
Dr. Karen Sedore
By Karen Sedore DC CPCO in Coding
In the realm of coding and documentation, it is often thought that “more is better.” However, when it comes to adding the 25 modifier to Evaluation & Management (E/M) services, it is important to understand when it is really needed and when it’s best to leave it off. The Office of the Inspector...
By Team KMCU in Compliance Basics
Lately we have received several inquiries regarding Attestation requests from contracted Medicare Advantage Plans. Some doctors are receiving them because they recently credentialed with the plan, others because this is a yearly requirement and the year is almost over. If you recently credentialed...
Yvette Noel
By Yvette Noel CPCO in Medicare
Many offices seem unaware of the acronym “QMB.” And even those who are aware can be challenged with understanding how this impacts their office.
Rhonda Hodge MCS-P
By Rhonda Hodge MCS-P in 3rd Party Billing and Collections
Chiropractors emerge from school ready to take on the world! However, most new chiropractors quickly realize that training on the business side of practice hasn’t received adequate attention. That is particularly true in the areas of reimbursement and compliance.
By Team KMCU in Medicare
Time to ready your billing software for the New Year! Add this to your Tickler file for 2019. CMS states, "The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B enrollees will be $135.50 for 2019, an increase of $1.50 from $134 in 2018… The annual deductible for all Medicare Part B beneficiaries is $185...
By Team KMCU in Coding
Everyone starts pulling out their coats for the cold weather ahead but in the clinic we pull out our Codebooks. Every October we are greeted with cooler weather and new diagnosis codes for the year. Although they are considered 2019 codes it is important to remember to start using them for dates of...
By Team KMCU in Coding
In today’s class, Kathy will talk you through the requirements to bill for CPT code 97140.