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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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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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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PQRS: Four Points of Clarification

On March 25, 2013, in Medicare, by MoneyTree

The Physician Quality Report System (PQRS) required start date of January 1, 2013 has come and gone and we are finding that not only have many offices not started PQRS, but most are still confused on some key points. If an effort to answer some of the questions we are being asked, and to clarify [...]

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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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Code of the Month: L3000-L3031

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

We’re pleased to bring you a summary of January’s Code of the Month posts from our Facebook page. Throughout the month we focused on various aspects of billing orthotics codes. Orthotics are a common and beneficial product for chiropractors to offer their patients.  The orthotics (Insert, Removable, Molded to Patient Model) codes are L3000-L3031. For [...]

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Code of the Month: 99201-99205 and 99211-99215

On December 11, 2012, in Code of the Month, Collections, Insurance Questions, by MoneyTree

We’re pleased to bring you a summary of November’s Code of the Month posts from our Facebook page. Most DC’s are familiar with the standard use and requirements of new patient exam codes (99201-99205) and existing patient re-evaluation codes (99211-99215). However, many are not familiar with the counseling override rule, which we hope this post [...]

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Code of the Month: 29200 – 29584 (and 29799)

On November 14, 2012, in Code of the Month, by MoneyTree

We’re pleased to bring you a summary of last month’s Code of the Month posts from our Facebook page. In October we actually focused on eleven codes: 29200 through 29584, plus 29799. These are the strapping codes (for any age) and they are segmented out like this (valid for 2012): Strapping – Any Age: 29200 [...]

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Important Deadline for PQRS

On November 7, 2012, in Collections, Medicare, by MoneyTree

In talking with clients we’ve learned that many  have not taken any action regarding their PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System) participation, others are mistaken in thinking they don’t need to take action until the 2015 deadline, and many aren’t familiar with the program at all. Here’s what you need to know…  In 2013 your performance [...]

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