In 2001, Medicare began providing reimbursement for certain procedures performed via telehealth, but the scope of those services was so limited that a small percentage of providers benefited from the new policy. Changes in the 2013 fee schedule are poised to somewhat alter this dynamic and make it possible for a growing percentage of providers
Busy ophthalmology practices focused on increasing revenues use a variety of techniques to increase efficiency and maximize reimbursements. Perhaps the lowest hanging fruit for accomplishing this objective is a simple technique that is often overlooked by ophthalmology practices: Effective appointment reminders. Studies consistently show that a typical office experiences no-show rates ranging from 15 to
There are many reasons that people do not like going to the doctor’s office. Whether it is fear of the unknown, fear of pain or fear of the long wait, most people do not feel that the doctor’s office is a day at the beach. I fall into the last category of fears- fear of
The final 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule rule has been released on November 1st, 2012. This policy and payment update sets the Medicare therapy cap amount for outpatient therapy services and payment. According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), this fee schedule established the 2013 therapy cap exception at $1,900 but this exception will only
MTBC had the opportunity to present its Ophthalmology Billing Solution at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Joint Meeting in Chicago. Below are a few of the highlights from the conference. For more highlights and to learn more about MTBC follow us @MTBC_UniqHIT. MTBC @MTBC_UniqHIT: MTBC is at AAO12 in Chicago! We are in the Windy
Accounting Care Organizations are required to submit the names of ACO participants. Examples of such participants include a group and solo practice, a pharmacy, an acute care hospital, a Critical Access hospital, a federally qualified health and a rural health center, and other such entities that are enrolled with Medicare and bill Medicare for services.
I have said to many physicians, the best revenue is the revenue you did not directly generate. That is where leveraging your office resources comes in. A physician always thinks to generate more revenue they need to work harder but that is not always the case. Diagnostics are an excellent source of indirect revenue. Diagnostics
First of all, I hope those that experienced Superstorm Sandy are safe and working on returning towards “normalcy.” Personally, I’ve lived in New Jersey for 27 years, and this is by far the worst natural disaster I’ve lived through. As bleak as things may currently seem for those hit the hardest, please know things will
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare is (finally) covering yearly preventative, or “wellness,” visits for patients; however, the annual visit is actually separated into three different encounters. Although each visit is largely similar, there are a few minor details separating each visit, and, as you know, these minor details must be followed as it
After assisting with the preparation and presentation of the flu shot webinar I truly believe that, armed with reminder calls, providers have a fighting chance of bringing in patients who would otherwise stop in a store to receive their flu vaccinations. This idea really hit home when I visited family and friends in Washington D.C.