Non-Par ABN Changes

On November 28, 2017, in Insurance Questions, by MoneyTree

Guess what?  There are some more changes to the ABN instructions.  Non-par doctors, you need to edit your ABN’s BEFORE you have your patients sign them.  If you are non-par, you need to have your patients use the form below for it to be effective.  Please replace all of the ABN’s you have had signed [...]

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A Picture Represents a Thousand Words…or a handful of goals…

On October 26, 2017, in Money Tree Billing, Uncategorized, by MoneyTree

For those of us who are visual and/or creative by nature, a vision board can be a great way to put your goals and aspirations into a picture format that can function as your daily reminder to help keep you focused and on track. For me personally, making S.M.A.R.T. goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic & [...]

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Availity Helps to Update Provider Information

On October 26, 2017, in Billing Questions, by MoneyTree

As our billing processes continue to become more and more electronic in nature, insurance carriers and provider portals are looking for ways to consolidate and/or link information to streamline and simplify processes for all of us.  Availity is the provider website (portal) for several insurance carriers, varying by location.  Because Federal regulations now require payers [...]

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Minnesota Court Case: WESTERN NATIONAL V. NGUYEN

On October 26, 2017, in Billing Questions, by MoneyTree

The Minnesota Court of Appeals case, Western National v. Nguyen, held that all medical providers who DO NOT submit bills electronically to the “responsible” insurance vendors within six-months will be barred from recovering payment from ANYONE, pursuant to Minn. Stat. 62Q.75.  Based on this, the case denied payment of a large No-Fault arbitration award because [...]

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Yet Another New ABN Form

On October 18, 2017, in Billing Questions, by MoneyTree

Wait for it… Medicare has released a new ABN yet again.  And although not a lot has changed (just an added non-discrimination clause!) it is important you start using this new form after June 21, 2017.  You can find the different versions of the forms below along with directions. ABN English Version ABN Spanish Version [...]

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Reflecting on WHY?

On July 24, 2017, in Money Tree Billing, Our History, by MoneyTree

My oldest daughter, Danica (Dani), just turned 18. She’s excited and I’m reflective. I’ve caught myself thinking back through the years, shaking my head at how fast she’s grown up. There were times when I wished this day would come sooner, and now… Dani was born with a rare bone disease (Camurati Engelmann’s Syndrome). We didn’t start to [...]

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BCBS of Michigan Reminder: Professional providers required to submit claims electronically, starting June 30

On July 17, 2017, in Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Insurance Questions, by MoneyTree

Hey BCBS providers… beginning on June 30, 2017, you will be required to submit these types of claims electronically if you have the capability to. Original claims Replacement claims Void or cancel claims Any claim that includes services for which you’ll submit medical records BCBS also encourages the following claims to be submitted electronically if [...]

Team Money Tree

On July 10, 2017, in Community, by MoneyTree

Money Tree Billing is reaching out into the community and sponsoring an off-road motorcycle racing team! Many organizations sponsor softball, soccer, or baseball teams, but not Money Tree.  Harriet, our company President, is part of a family that has been around off-road racing for generations and therefore when we decided to help out our community, [...]

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New ABN

On June 8, 2017, in Billing Questions, Medicare, Uncategorized, by MoneyTree

Medicare has announced an updated Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN). The new form will be required after June 21, 2017. The new form includes a non-discrimination clause, informing the Medicare beneficiary of their rights to non-discrimination and how to request an ABN in an alternative format, if needed. The new expiration date on the [...]

 

Utilizing Your Software

On May 2, 2017, in Eclipse Software, by MoneyTree

We are often asked how to do certain things in Eclipse: how to run this report, or that statistic.  We are also commonly asked about the Electronic Health Record (EHR) feature in Eclipse called Encounter.  Though we are happy to help our clients with all of the above, it got us thinking… Do you know [...]

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