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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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 [...]

 

ICD Changes

On August 14, 2016, in Billing Questions, ICD 10, by MoneyTree

2015…ICD-10 was coming…as October 1, 2015, fast approached we could all hear the theme song from the movie “Jaws” playing louder and louder in our heads.  Were systems going to crash?  Were claims going to process?  Were insurance payments going to stop?  The transition to ICD-10 is such a big process that we have really [...]

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How much Money are you Losing?

On June 27, 2016, in Billing Questions, by MoneyTree

Losing money… A dreaded phrase nobody wants to hear. There are many procedures within an office that are key to overall success. One of these procedures is double-checking your day sheets. In fact, just this month while doing patient statements for our clients, we came across 11 accounts within two clinics that were missing multiple [...]

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Don’t let the UHC per diem rate get the best of you!

On April 19, 2016, in Billing Questions, Insurance Questions, by MoneyTree

Let’s go over this lovely UHC per diem rate that is frustrating so many clinics. In this article, we will talk about the fees you charge and ideas for getting your exams and x-rays paid in spite of the UHC per diem rate. Money Tree services clients in MN, WI, OK and MI, however, we [...]

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Is Your Office Throwing Money Away? (Literally)

On July 26, 2013, in Billing Questions, Collections, Insurance Questions, by MoneyTree

We learned of a unfortunate mistake that is being made in a few chiropractic clinics and wanted to be sure to get the word out so it doesn’t happen to you. Recently, we’ve been seeing insurance companies sending EOB’s by mail, which include a copy of a credit card on either the bottom of the [...]

Code of the Month: 97039

On April 9, 2013, in Billing Questions, Code of the Month, by MoneyTree

We’re pleased to bring you a summary of March’s Code of the Month posts from our Facebook page. Modality (therapy) code 97039 is described as, “unlisted modality (specify type and time if constant attendance).” If there is not a specific code to use for your modality, you would use 97039. Yes, you bill using this code [...]

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Code of the Month: 97150

On March 10, 2013, in Billing Questions, Code of the Month, by MoneyTree

We’re pleased to bring you a summary of February’s Code of the Month posts from our Facebook page. 97150, commonly used for therapeutic procedure/s, group (2 or more individuals) is a seldom used code within chiropractic.  However, as more and more doctors incorporate “active” therapies into their practice, group therapy, and the 97150 code, may [...]

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