Coding Consult: Your Questions Answered

 
 
  • Patient Visit Codes Are Changing: Know What to Do to Get Paid Although CMS's plan to condense E/M codes is no more, there are major changes on the horizon. Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti explains what doctors need to know.
  • Getting Paid for Care After Your Patient Is Discharged You can get paid for your patients' transitional care management but you have to use the codes properly. Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti explains.
  • New Ways to Get Paid for Telehealth Services Telehealth services are being embraced both by patients and payers. Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti explains how to bill for this service, as well as how to get paid for telephone consultations.
  • Getting Paid for a Patient's Endless Paperwork Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti answers physicians' questions about reimbursement for completing paperwork and who can bill for transitional care management services.
  • Can You Get Paid for a Visit Without the Patient? How do you bill a patient visit when the patient isn't there? Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti explains, and also advises on getting paid for medication management over the phone.
  • Avoid Payment Denial for Transitional Care Getting paid for transitional care management can be tricky. Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti explains how to do it correctly, as well as how to use telemedicine for advanced care planning.
  • Coding Consults Correctly Physicians are often asked to consult. Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti explains how to bill properly for that service, as well as how to select the right codes for a patient's concerns.
  • The Critical Element in Billing Medicare for Telemedicine New telemedicine codes are great for physicians, but know the rules when it comes to Medicare patients. Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti answers this question and others for coding and billing correctly.
  • Yes, You Can Get Paid for Medication Management Does your practice have trouble sorting out billing for preventive/wellness visits and managing medication? Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti answers physicians' questions so they can get paid correctly the first time.
  • Addressing Noncovered Services With Your Patients Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti answers physician questions about encounters where you can and cannot bill the payer--but you may be able to collect from the patient.
  • Coding to Get Paid Enough for Wellness Visits Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti answers physician questions about coding appropriately to get optimal payments for wellness visits, plus the right way to code for a consult if you also perform surgery.
  • Bill Correctly for Same-Day Services In this monthly column, coding expert Betsy Nicoletti answers physician questions about billing an office visit with an annual exam, and when to bill as co-surgeons on a procedure.