1. Women’s Health Rights and Cancer Act – you are protected folks. This is a Federal Mandate. So all the games insurance companies play hold even less water here. You are protected for reconstruction (or not) at ALL STAGES including the contralateral breast. The language of the mandate doesn’t answer every question or address every […]
Rumored to be in existence, thought not to be…rare as the Tasmanian Tiger…the mythical Medicare Authorization does indeed exist. Worse yet, you need to know how to handle it, even though it technically is not a requirement for professional service providers (AKA Docs). So…what are we talking about here? As of 2020 Medicare started requiring […]
So, I got an email from a client, with a great question and thought I would share our reply! The Question: What the average insurance pay-out is for a small in office cyst or lipoma removal. Wondering if we should be submitting or billing cosmetically? The Answer: Good question. They are medically necessary procedures typically […]
What’s the top priority: The Application or the Follow Up? Riddle me this: What is more important in any paperwork submission process: 1) The initial application itself? 2) The follow up work? Of course, the application should be complete with 100% accuracy, this is critical. In the medical insurance contracting and credentialing world, however, the […]
When choosing how to handle your medical billing, consider all alternatives available. A billing company might require a higher upfront payment that turns out to be the best option for you in terms of quality service.
Mentor recently donated to the Breast Restoration Advocacy and Education (BRAVE) Coalition, which provides BRAVE with a supply of devices that aid in breast reconstruction. The coalition can now equip pro bono surgeons with the tools needed to carry out such procedures. As a result, breast cancer survivors who have been waiting years to close the book on that harrowing period of their life can finally do so without breaking the bank in the process.
In an industry where services can range from a simple wart removal to intensive liposuction, the importance of proper billing procedures cannot be understated.
The spa experience elicits a sense of peace and tranquility, creating a perfect outlet for a number of healing practices.
A medical spa, as the name suggests, offers more than a standard spa. Run by physicians, medical spas provide dermatological services that are normally accessible through a plastic surgeon’s office. These can range from injection treatments, such as Botox, to laser hair and/or acne removal.
It’s important to weigh the benefits and challenges of launching your own medical spa. Establishing a name for yourself in this field means developing a sound business plan. We’ve put together tips to help you create a firm foundation for your new endeavor.
Payment posting often is associated with copays and ICD-10 codes. However, the process involves more than entering codes and handling payments.
Payment posting is an important component of the revenue cycle management process. When it’s managed strategically, payment posting can increase cash flow and revenue for your practice.
Medical billing and coding are essential to running a practice. These systems impact patient safety and accounts receivable, as well as operations and efficiency. If not optimized, coding can directly affect your bottom line.
This blog explores common medical billing and coding challenges and provides suggestions for improvement.