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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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 [...]

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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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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Know Your Stuff!

On June 27, 2016, in Statistics, by MoneyTree

Money Tree Clients:  If you have not yet set up your call with Shannon to review your stats, please do so as soon as possible.  Money Tree has always tracked specific stats for each of our clients so that we can gauge not only how you are doing, but how we are doing, as well. [...]

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Important Insurance Changes to be Aware of since the New Year

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

As we head into the second quarter of the year, we wanted to share some important insurance changes for you and your office. To avoid confusion, you’ll want your staff to be in the know. HSM (Health Services Management) has changed to Magellan. This change is basically in name only (and phone number, which is [...]

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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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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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