July 14, 2017
Are you ready for the Medicare number change? This podcast will help you to prepare your staff and your patients. Billing Buddies strives to help healthcare providers in billing and compliancy issues. Our hope is the healthcare providers will pass their knowledge to coworkers and patients. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or text the author, Bonnie at 612.432.2366. Thank you.
Details: The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, requires Medicare to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) The initiative will begin in April 2018 and will be complete April 2019.Â New number called Medicare Beneficiary Identifier. (MBI)
Approach: Keep your patients informed of the change to come with their Medicare policy numbers and cards.Â Be prepared to start collecting new cards and identification from your patients.
June 13, 2017
Do you know how healthy your accounts receivables are? There is a formula to figure your "Days in A/R" or the number of days it takes you to turn your money. Listen to our podcast and learn how to figure your Days in A/R.
May 22, 2017
This podcast reviews the MedLearn Matter MM9963 article stating the 59 modifier has been replaced with four X-codes. The 59 modifier can still be used but only if a more specific X modifier cannot.
May 15, 2017
Why are you sending medical records for free? There is a Federal Rule allowing you to charge. Find out the details in our video.
April 20, 2017
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a New Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) in March 2017. It's to be effective June 21, 2017. Listen and learn more about the purpose of the form and how to complete it.
April 6, 2017
This podcast reviews how to handle billing if a liability insurance denies.
March 29, 2017
This podcast reviews the Medicare LCD guidelines for chiropractic billing. If you need assistance, we offer private coaching for $199. Please text or call Bonnie at 612.432.2366.
March 22, 2017
This podcast discusses the history of the OIG Compliance Plan and how to become compliant.
February 17, 2017
Do you perform a checks and balance at the end of the day for your charges and payments? This podcast tells you how.
February 6, 2017
This podcast explains to clinics the difference between patient balances, contract insurance balances and non-contract insurances and how to bill each bucket appropriately.