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 out … [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 to … [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...]

Medicare G0438 – G0439: Two New Annual Wellness Visit Codes

New Medicare Benefit: Annual Wellness Visits Now Covered Good news for Medicare patients. Effective January 1, 2011 Medicare started to provide coverage for Annual Wellness Visits. This benefit was included in the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Medicare has come up with two new HCPCS codes for these well visits for medical billing purposes. The codes are G0438 and G0439. … [Read more...]

What Will The 2015 Medical Office Look Like

future and past

Visualizing the Electronic Medical Practice of 2015 I just read an interesting article on the benefits of electronic health record (EHR) adoption. The article was written by Jeanette Borzo over at Software Advice. I thought it was a good narrative to share with our readers. … [Read more...]

Medicare: Video Helps Explain New Influenza Vaccine Q Codes for 2011

Coding Medicare Flu Shots

Coding for Medicare Flu Shots Q2035, Q2036, Q2037, Q2038 New Medical Billing Guidelines Watch the coding for Medicare flu shots video and learn that as of January 1, 2011 if you bill Medicare CPT Code 90658, for the Influenza Virus Vaccine, you will not get paid. Medicare has established five separate influenza vaccine Q Codes to distinguish between the brand-names of influenza vaccines. … [Read more...]

Medicare Codes for Flu Shots: Q2035, Q2036, Q2037, Q2038

Medicare Flu Shots

New Medicare Influenza Vaccine Q Codes for 2011 Effective January 1, 2011 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will no longer recognize and no longer reimburse CPT Code 90658 Influenza Virus Vaccine, Split Virus for flu shots. CMS has established five separate influenza vaccine HCPCS codes to distinguish between the brand-names of influenza vaccines for governmental tracking purposes. Make sure to use these new codes in your medical billing. … [Read more...]