New Medicare Advance Beneficiary Notice ABN CMS-R-131 to be used by January 1, 2012

Medicare ABN Advanced Beneficiary Notice CMS-R131

Use New Medicare Advance Beneficiary Notice ABN CMS-R-131 by January 1, 2012 I received an email from the CMS listserv today reminding me about the new Advance Beneficiary Notice ABN we all have to start using by January 1, 2012.  I wanted to share that information with you all in case you do not subscribe to the Medicare emails.  Below is the info right from CMS. … [Read more...]

3 Tips from a EHR Meaningful Use User

Doctor with EHR Tablet

How to Attest for Meaningful Use (MU): 3 Tips from a Meaningful User My friend Huston Neal over at Software Advice just published a piece on how to attest for meaningful use. He interviewed a Dr. Kevin Spencer who uses Greenway PrimeSUITE in his group practice. Dr. Spencer from Premier Family Physicians in Austin Texas, is a … [Read more...]

How to Bill for Flu Shots

How to bill flu shots

Billing Flu Shots to Medicare and Commercial Insurance Companies Since it is now flu season I have been getting a lot of questions on how to bill flu shots to commercial insurance companies and Medicare. The codes used for a particular vaccine will vary depending on intramuscular vs. intranasal use, age of patient, formulation, preservative free, and split or live virus. If you are unsure of what code to use I suggest looking at the package information … [Read more...]

Medical Billing Tips | Billing for the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine

H1N1 Vaccine

Medical Billing Tips Video PodcastCoding for the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Episode 1 This episode of Medical Billing Tips helps physicians and medical billers to bill for the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine. httpv:// Video Transcript & Show Notes … [Read more...]

Coding for the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine

Flu Shot H1N1

Medical Billing Tips Audio PodcastCoding for the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Episode 1 This episode of Medical Billing Tips helps physicians and medical billers to bill for the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine. The use of code 90470, 90663 and Medicare G codes G9141 and G9142 are discussed. Check with your insurance carriers, Medicare and Medicaid for specific billing requirements. … [Read more...]

Billing Company Client is Voted One of the “Best Doctors in America” for 2011-2012

Medical Billing Client Dr. Bao Nguyen

Capture’s Medical Billing client Bao Nguyen of Generations Family Practice is named one of the “Best Doctors in America” for 2011-2012 Loudoun County, VA - Capture Billing & Consulting, Inc., a leading national medical billing company headquartered in South Riding, Virginia, is pleased to announce that one of their clients physicians, Bao Nguyen, DO of Generations Family Practice located in Reston Virginia, was named one of the “Best Doctors in America” 2011-2012. … [Read more...]

Medicare Billing for a Well Woman – G0101, Q0091, G0438, G0439, 99387 & 99397

Medicare Well Woman Exam G0101 Q0091

Medicare Billing for Well Woman Exam Using Codes G0101 and Q0091 and Annual Wellness Visits AWV G0438 and G0439 As we are all aware, Medicare now allows for the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) G0438 or subsequent AWV G0439, but how does this relate to an annual Well Woman Exam?  IT DOESN’T. An annual Well Woman Exam is a completely separate evaluation and management service from an AWV and unless the provider specifically evaluates a patient for both the AWV and a Well Woman Exam, the AWV should not be billed out.  So how does a provider bill ou … [Read more...]

HIPAA 5010: Are You Ready

5010 HIPAA

What is HIPAA 5010 and Does it Effect My Medical Practice? Effective January 1, 2012 HIPAA version 5010 becomes mandatory.  All of us in the healthcare industry will need to understand, implement and transition to the new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) version 5010 well before the mandated compliance date.  Testing should begin as soon as possible to avoid any delays in claims payments and rejections. … [Read more...]

“Welcome to Medicare Visit” aka IPPE aka G0402

Welcome to Medicare Exam IPPE G0402

Initial Preventative Physical Exam (IPPE) G0402 is know as the “Welcome to Medicare Visit” to most Medical Billers What is a Welcome to Medicare visit and how do you bill for it?  Let's see if I can help and explain and point you in the right direction to gather more information. A patient who has just qualified for Medicare Part B is allowed this once in a lifetime benefit within the first 12 months of Medicare eligibility.  Medicare calls this exam the Initial Preventative Physical Exam or IPPE but it is more widely known as the "Welcome t … [Read more...]

Your Guide to Meaningful Use from eRecords

eRecords - Your Guide to Meaninful Use

HITECH Act and Meaningful Use My friend, David Lee, over at eRecords puts out a monthly newsletter where he shares the latest news, updates and analyses in the world of the HITECH Act and Meaningful Use. He combs through hundreds of articles and facts and picks out ones he believes to be of  interest and the most relevant to physicians and healthcare professionals. David has made it his mission is to keep everyone informed by arming them with the correct information to meet the meaningful use criteria when implementing their cer … [Read more...]