There is so much to learn about being a Medicare provider. There is no exact method to the madness of Medicare. Some Medicare providers take years to get it right and then have processes change.
It seems almost impossible but for many providers Medicare payments make up the majority of the revenue they receive. For this reason, it is worth learning as much as possible about Medicare. Learn More
Another aspect of Medicare that is important to providers is coding. Read these important coding topics:
It appears that the implementation of ICD-10 will be delayed for the second time. The original implementation date was scheduled for October 1, 2013 but was pushed back to October 1, 2014. Now there is talk that it will be pushed back again another year to October 1, 2015.
If you didn't know the reason for the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10, it is simply this - it is out of room. Apparently, the ICD-9 code set is unable to expand for additional disease classification or newly identified diseases. ICD-10 will include a larger mix of numbers an letters to increase the number of diagnosis codes available.
As the health care industry implements this new system, it is clear that lots of changes will take place. The first being the implementation of HIPAA 5010 beginning January 1, 2012 that will replace version 4010 in order to accommodate the increase in size and complexity of the ICD-10 codes.
Read more on ICD-10
The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.
This year's theme, Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity emphasizes the critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities.
It is a call to action, a charge for all of us to unite towards a common goal of improving the health of our communities.
Lesson 4: Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Payers provides a brief overview of the basic information regarding government and commercial insurance payers.
Lesson 5: Medical Billing Mistakes to Avoid provides a brief overview of "what not to do" as a medical biller. No matter what specialty of billing you are in, all medical billers can benefit from this information.
Objective 1: Billing Electronic Claims
Objective 2: Billing Paper Claims
"Currently I am looking for an educated technical person for my chiropractic office. I prefer experienced but the experienced person may shortcut in things that shouldn't be or be stuck in routines (not willing to learn). This is why I am looking for a student who wants internship position at the office to LEARN. So Passion is important too. They must have the drive and interpersonal skills to do this. I consider if this person would mix with my team, goals, and temperance. Their attitude about themselves and other people is a BIG indicator for me. I don't want someone who just wants a job but someone who is looking to be compensated for their contributions to the team in my office (even though it's just me and my retired assistant), but even organizations that I choose to work with must be available, offer solutions, takes initiative, wants to grow as a person, and wants to be a part of the peaceful and rewarding atmosphere in the office. My mission is to provide this community with the healthcare resources and chiropractic care needed to impact purpose and well-being."
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Lesson 2: Medical Office Terminology covers all of the medical office terms and concepts you need to understand in your medical billing career. This lesson has five objectives:
Objective 1: Heath Insurance Terminology
Objective 2: Medical Billing Terminology
Objective 3: Medical Coding Terminology
Objective 4: Payment Terminology
Objective 5: Health Information Technology Terminology
These objectives are split into two parts:
Lesson 2: Medical Office Terminology Part 1
Lesson 2: Medical Office Terminology Part 2
If you are interested in becoming a medical biller, here is Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Billing.
eHealth University is a resource that allows providers to find vital information through the use of an educational portal on ehealth and ehealth programs.
There are five ehealth programs