09/28/21 | CMS gives more insight into appropriate DOS for imaging

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has guidance for reporting the date of service (DOS) for various services. Information provided for global reporting, technical reporting and professional reporting


CMS gives more insight into appropriate DOS for imaging
07/01/21 | New CPT code for Subchondroplasty

Effective July 1st 2021 - the AMA released a new code for Subchondroplasties - are you ready for it

New CPT code for Subchondroplasty
03/17/20 | Telehealth regulations loosened

With the Coronavirus issues CMS has loosened the regulations and HIPAA issues that have caused concerns about when telehealth can be used. Check out the new release

Telehealth regulations loosened
01/29/20 | New Drug Delivery Codes 20700-20705

Stop using 11981-11983 as of Jan 1st 2020- Use the new drug delivery codes 20700-20705 --

New Drug Delivery Codes 20700-20705
04/04/19 | Watch your "stem cell" wording - On going FBI investigations

For those offices that are using the wording 'stem cells' or charging patients for these services you need to be aware of the FBI ongoing investigations.

Watch your
02/28/19 | Great article on the issues with 63047 and 22633 and 22630

Find out about the issues between 22633/22630 and 63047 and get the history of these codes.  Great information you can use for your private payer appeals.

Great article on the issues with 63047 and 22633 and 22630
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  • Monthly Retainer-
    •  Provide coding and billing support related to surgical procedures, office visits, compliance questions and supporting documentation and help in other areas need. These questions can be made via email or by phone cell.  The fee is broken down per number of questions per month 1-5; 5-10; 10-15; 15-20; 20-25; 25-30 and 30 to unlimited.

  • Operative note Coding -
    • Provide surgical operative note coding for Orthopedic related procedures.  If your group is struggling to stay up with operative coding and billing either due to back-log, coder retiring or out of leave, or while trying to hire a coder for your group, this service is available.  The fee consideration would be based on length of timie needed, number of surgeons to code for, and types of cases.
  • Operative Note Review -
    • This service would be based on notes being faxed not as part of an auditing process. These usually consist of second opinion, advice, etc. (Fax number 413-674-7668).  The fee is broken down per note 1-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12; 13-15; 15-24; 25-34;
  • Auditing Note Review -
    • E/M - Perform an audit for physicians and/or midlevel practitioners. This audit will consist of a minimum of 10 E/M encounters for each provider. The records need to include the office/hospital notes and supporting information referred to in the notes and the office encounter /superbill /communication slip that is generated to show the levels of service selected. Each provider will receive a spreadsheet showing the detailed information found during the audit process for each record audited. A detailed report/ analysis will be provided with recommendations for further action including education where indicated.
    • Surgical – Perform an audit for physicians and/or midlevel practitioners. This audit will consist of a minimum of 10 surgical operative notes per provider. See E/M audit for further details.
  • Education and Training - Custom formatted for your needs
    • Audio Presentations
    • In-house training
    • Conference Calls
    • Basic Coding Course
    • ICD-10 audio/webinars
  • A/R review – Appeal Process – Payer Issues – Help evaluate and review EOBs for possible errors in adjustments, write-offs, etc. Provide sample letters and further education regarding medical necessity, unlisted and emergent technology procedures. Tools will also be provided to help with ongoing reviews.
  • PMCC Coding Course - Basic coding course to be able to sit for either the CPC or CCS-P coding credential exams.  This course can be custom-fit for your needs and time frame.
  • Products - Books -
  • Advanced Coding Education Guide for Orthopedics - Coming back in 2020 from DecisionHealth.com 
  • EM documentation Templates - Select based on anatomic presenting condition. Can be used to customize your EHR/EMR systems to make sure you are capturing all the Exam; History and MDM elements. - send an email to info@margievaught.com  for more details and pricing.
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