What is your Plan B?

On April 18, 2017, in Money Tree Billing, by MoneyTree

We all like to dream big, which explains why so many rush to buy a Lottery ticket with the hopes of winning the big jackpot once it’s over $200 million dollars. We joke and laugh as we leave our jobs at the end of the day, “Mrs. Smith’s notes have been uploaded in the EHR [...]

Medicare MIPS – 5 Things You Need to Do Now

On February 15, 2017, in Medicare, by MoneyTree

This is a very brief summary of the new Medicare MIPS System. Please call us if you have more detailed questions or concerns. 1. Chiropractors ARE required to participate ONLY if they meet one of the following criteria: Medicare allowable charges for YOUR Tax ID Number are $30,000 or more * Allowable Codes = 98940,98941,98942 [...]

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Attention MN Docs! SecureCare Invoice & Report Card Login

On November 10, 2016, in Practice Information, by MoneyTree

If you have not already, you should be receiving an email from SecureCare notifying you of your report card status. As a reminder, SecureCare is the third party company partnered with BCBS of MN. One of their responsibilities is to monitor the statistics of each provider to ensure they are meeting the required benchmarks as [...]

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How to Handle General Accident, PI, and Auto Claims in Eclipse

On October 27, 2016, in Eclipse Software, by MoneyTree

We’ve been fielding some questions about how to handle Personal Injury (PI) and Motor Vehicle (auto) Accounts in Eclipse once the primary carrier denies coverage and we thought maybe our other clients would like to know how to go about it too. Initially, you will open a new CASE in Eclipse and add the accident [...]

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Tackling Front Desk Collections… The Fundamentals

On October 18, 2016, in Collections, by MoneyTree

Every webinar you listen to, any seminar you attend, and all the coaches you follow or work with will tell you collect on the first visit, collect every visit, and better yet, have the patient pre-pay. Is this ideal? Absolutely! Is this reality? Not usually. When trying to decide what to write I considered themes [...]

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Secondary, Supplement or Replacement?

On October 14, 2016, in Insurance Questions, Medicare, by MoneyTree

In the case of Medicare, we are frequently asked what the difference is between a secondary insurance policy and a supplemental insurance policy. Though there will always be an exception to the rule when it comes to insurance coverage, in general terms, below is an outline of each type and how they work. Medicare Supplements: [...]

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This Just In! CMS Finalizes the New Medicare Quality Payment Program

On October 14, 2016, in Medicare, by MoneyTree

National Government Services has announced that Medicare has finalized the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) incentive payment provisions. Both are in regards to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), collectively referred to as the Quality Payment Program. The announcement appears below. We’re already anticipating [...]

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Life Changing Stuff

On August 23, 2016, in Money Tree Billing, by MoneyTree

As you know, we’re big believers in the value of a good business coach and highly recommend all of our offices work with one.  Recently, we received a valuable piece of business advice in the form of a Tooth Fairy story from our coach — we thought some of the lessons would translate to your [...]

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The Money Tree Way

On August 14, 2016, in Money Tree Billing, by MoneyTree

As an organization, we feel it’s important that we are able to convey the purpose, direction and driving forces behind Money Tree Billing.  Internally, we’ve been working hard on our vision, mission, and Core Culture. After all of the time and hard work we’ve put into it, we have decided it’s time to share it [...]

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Minnesota Docs… this one’s for you!

On August 14, 2016, in Insurance Questions, by MoneyTree

There are some new guidelines that went into effect as of August 1, 2016, for Blue Cross and Blue Shield. You should re-verify your patient’s benefits depending on the plans below… Self-Insured Plans:  Per contract benefits Commercial Plans:  After 30 visits per calendar year Government Plans:  After 24 visits per calendar year Prior Authorizations need to be [...]

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