Billing and Coding Compliance

Billing and Coding Compliance


“The Right to Know the Price”

March 5th, 2019

Imagine going to the grocery store, getting your weekly groceries, but not knowing how much it would be until you receive a bill in the mail weeks later. Imagine getting an oil-change or going on vacation and not knowing the cost. This is exactly what happens to millions of patients each and every day, and a big part of what is broken in our healthcare system. In fact, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 67 percent of individuals are concerned about unexpected medical bills. (1)


ICD-10 Update - The Calm Before The Storm?

April 25th, 2016

The transition to ICD-10 has come and gone and the final metrics were posted by CMS last month. Thus far, the shift has been seemingly smoother than most had expected. Making many wonder what all the hype was about, while others remain skeptical.


Coding Tip – Surgical Package Modifiers

February 11th, 2014

This article written by MedSafe Billing and Coding Specialist, Mike Enos.
In this coding tip, we will review a few modifiers that specify which portion of the surgical package the provider is billing for.  The global surgical package includes payment for services that are a necessary part of a procedure.  For...


Billing Company Possibly Responsible for HIPAA Data Breach

October 19th, 2011

 
As a follow up to my previous blog on whether hospital-based physicians need HIPAA programs (such as pathologists, anesthesiologists and radiologists), we are hearing about a major breach of medical records regarding a pathology billing company in the Boston area.
According to an article posted by PHIPrivacy.net, it appears the billing...