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December 14, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Get Your Medical Practice On Track for Medical Billing Success

Staying up-to-date on the latest medical billing best practices can be overwhelming for in-house billing staff as they are trying to stay on top of day-to-day responsibilities and even manage old or denied claims. Technology and regulations improve and change constantly, and these updates should be watched to ensure your practice is providing the best […]

December 14, 2020
by Simon Hughes

What Happens When A Medical Practice Outsources Its Medical Billing

All types of organizations rely on receiving accurate and timely payments for their services, and this applies just as much to medical practices. The difference between other types of business and medical practices is the detailed coding and working with Medicare, Medicaid, and countless insurance companies that require nothing less than perfection. This is a […]

November 23, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Coronis Health Adapting to Added Telehealth Services Covered By Medicare

One industry that has exponentially grown due to the COVID-19 pandemic is telehealth. Telehealth services have been on the rise for several years now, addressing the need for making high-quality healthcare more accessible, especially to rural, and isolated communities, but it is now on a paradigm shift as the current pandemic is hastening its demand […]

September 22, 2020
by Simon Hughes

5 Strategies to Improve Your Medical Billing Process

Efficiency is the cornerstone of any healthcare setting. For you to succeed, you must employ innovative ways to deliver quality care and enhance patient experience while lowering your costs and avoiding mistakes. An efficient medical billing system, therefore, is of paramount importance to achieve these goals. Without an experienced biller working for your practice, it […]

September 1, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Coronis Health Implementing New CHART Payment Model for Rural Healthcare Facilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation is launching a new payment model that aims to give a boost to Americans’ access to quality rural healthcare and telehealth services, and to shift U.S. healthcare providers toward more value-based payments. Specifically, the agency announced on August 11 that the new Community Health Access and […]

September 1, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Does Your Hospital Qualify For COVID-19 Medicare Pay Hike?

Starting on September 1, hospitals that have cared for patients who are Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with COVID-19 will see a 20% boost in payments if they prove a positive diagnosis, CMS announced on Aug. 17. The pay hike comes from a provision in the CARES Act that directed the Department of Health and Human Services […]

August 21, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Code Changes for 2020

Question: Are there any code changes that apply to anesthesia in 2020? Answer: There were no changes to anesthesia codes for 2020. There are, however, some changes to pain management codes that may affect you—they are listed below: 2019 codes 2020 codes Anesthetic agent injections 64999 unlisted procedure, nervous system 64451 (Injection(s), anesthetic agent(s) and/or […]

August 21, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Are epidural blood patches billable on the same day as labor & delivery?

Answer: Administering a blood patch on the same day as labor and delivery is unusual because most physicians try to manage spinal headaches conservatively before turning to an invasive treatment. Double check a few things before billing the blood patch procedure Ensure that what you call a blood patch wasn’t simply injecting blood through the […]

August 21, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Telehealth Visits & Services

Question: What is considered Telehealth services?  Can we bill for these services now that carriers are loosening their requirements as a response to COVID-19? Answer: This entire area of telehealth services is an evolving topic amongst insurance carriers and information may change several times before final guidance emerges.  In the meantime, we can offer the following […]

August 13, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Changes to Medicare Provider Enrollment Due to COVID-19

The Covid-19 National Health Crisis has impacted Federally Community Health Centers (CHCs) in ways never before seen.  Many are involved in testing and have ramped up their Telehealth process.  However, CHCs across the country are seeing significant declines in patient visits, staff shortages due to exposure and ultimately, a challenging financial landscape. In addition to […]