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Waiving Patient Copays

Waiving Patient Copays

So you may be thinking you're doing a patients a huge favor when you write off their copays for your provider's services, but in reality you could be hurting your practice or yourself badly from this process. If your practice waives a patient's financial...

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How To Show Medical Necessity

How To Show Medical Necessity

Medical necessity can sometimes be difficult to define. Medical necessity is a decision made by the payers, who never directly see the patient and their illness. Medicare defines medical necessity as services and/or items reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis...

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ICD-10 Coding for Burns

ICD-10 Coding for Burns

A burn is tissue with partial or complete destruction of the skin caused by heat, sunlight, nuclear radiation, electricity, or chemicals. Every minute in the US someone sustains a burn injury that requires professional treatment. The American Burn Association...

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HCC Coding Basics

HCC Coding Basics

Hierarchical Condition Coding (HCC) is a risk adjustment model used by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Medicare Advantage (Part C) contract rates. Risk Adjustment is a health plan process for compensation based on the underlying health conditions....

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