Passing State Board Exams for Medical Billing

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As a medical coding and billing instructor of many years, I am frequently asked for tips for passing state board exams for medical billing. There is much written on this subject. Aside from having had good career training and self-study materials in medical billing or medical coding, it is important to relax. I had one [...]

About Medical Coding and Billing Courses Online – Video

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Q #23: Interested in AWV and measures reporting… A. Alicia: I don’t know what AWV is. Laureen: Yeah. If you could put that in the discussion board and spell it out for us.  After the webinar, we found out: AWV: Annual Wellness Visit There are HEDIS® measures: One list found at: http://www.fchp.org/providers/resources/hedis-measures.aspx HEDIS® stands for [...]

Medical Billing and Coding Courses Online – Optical Scanning Guidelines

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The CMS-1500 form accommodates optical scanning for claims. However, for the information to be read correctly, it must be typed in according to specific optical scanning guidelines. We will discuss the major guidelines in this article.  Not following proper optical scanning guidelines can create payment delays. For paper-generated claims, you make sure that the printed [...]

Online Coding Classes – Place of Service Codes and Its Uses – Video

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Q: The CPC Exam Prep: Place of Service Codes: What are place of service codes and how are they used? A: The abbreviation for that is POC, if you didn’t know. What I was able to do was just go get a screenshot of what a place of service looks like when you’re trying to [...]

Billing Classes Online – Starting a Medical Billing Business at Home

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As a medical billing instructor of many years, I’m frequently asked if I feel it’s feasible for a person right out of a program to start their own medical billing business at home.  My answer is a double-edged sword of “yes” and “no.” After quality medical billing training, it is preferable that one get some [...]

Medical Billing and Coding Courses – Preparation Courses For ICD 10 – Video

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Alicia: We like to throw in prep courses for ICD-10. This time since Laureen was away, I kind of shuffled these information slides in between some of our content slides, and wanted to bring up the ICD-10 Mini Course, the ICD-10 Full Course which has a payment plan. But the hours that are involved, you got [...]

How to Land Your First Medical Billing Job

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As a medical billing instructor of many years, I am frequently asked how to land that first medical billing job.  My intention is to make this article concise and focused on the steps that I suggest to my own medical billing student when they graduate from my program. How to Land Your First Medical Billing [...]

National Coverage Determination and Local Coverage Determination | Online Coding Courses

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Alicia: Q: Alright. We had a question come in through the forum that was really good; it’s about NCD and LCDs. Now, with just that acronym, you’re not going to know what that is, National Coverage Determination and Local Coverage Determination – what are they and how are they used? A: It’s actually not as [...]

Medical Billing Course Online – Avoiding Claim Rejections

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In medical billing, one doesn’t want rejected claims. However, rejected claims will happen. It is important to do our best as medical billers to minimize the amount of claims rejections we receive. How can this be done? Following good medical billing procedures will assist in reducing the amount of rejected claims and will speed up the [...]

Medical Coding and Billing Courses Online – Video

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Q #20: Is it appropriate to use V79.8 OR V20.2 for MCHAT diagnosis code when a screening questionnaire is given to the parent to complete for an 18-month old.  A. M-CHAT stands for Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddler. An example can be found at http://neonatology.stanford.edu/developmental/docs/mchat.pdf (or do a Google search on M-CHAT). Here are [...]