How the CMS Physician Fee Schedule Determines Your Work’s Worth

Discover the Key to Earning More Under CMS’ Reimbursement Rates Some equations are so famous, almost everyone recognizes them, even if they can’t explain them, such as Einstein’s equation for mass-energy equivalence: ‎E=MC2 or the Pythagorean Theorem: a2+b2=c2. But here’s an equation not widely recognized, and even many among those it affects the most—hard-working healthcare … Read more

Should Your Organization Use a Medical Billing and Coding Company?

Consider All of These Important Pros and Cons Before You Decide Trying to decide whether your organization should use a medical billing and coding company can feel like an unfunny version of the party game “Fortunately/Unfortunately.” For every “pro” you can think of about outsourcing these important but specialized and time-consuming tasks, you can also … Read more

Raise Your Medical Practice’s Profitability With Renewed Coding Focus

Paying Attention to the Basics Will Help Your Bottom Line It’s not easy making your medical practice profitable in the U.S. today. In addition to the cash flow challenges confronting any business—office space, staff salaries, IT infrastructure, marketing, and more—physicians face several complex obstacles unique to the medical field. Consider just a few features of … Read more

Why This Medical Coding Cheat Sheet Is Best for Your Organization

If You’re Not Using This Coding Pocket Guide, Here’s Why You Should Start Whatever you call them—pocket guides, quick references, notes on “coding for dummies”— medical coding cheat sheets come in handy when you’re trying to choose the best CPT® code for a patient visit. The long, complicated CMS guidelines for using CPT® codes spawned … Read more

Are These 7 Medical Billing Issues Costing You Money?

Find and Fix These Common Mistakes Now to Stop Losing Revenue To err is human. To forgive… is not insurance payers’ jobs! At MDCodePro, we’ve noticed several medical billing issues that can hurt healthcare providers’ revenue. We wouldn’t go so far as to call them the seven deadly sins of medical billing. But they’re definitely … Read more

How CMS Diagnosis Codes Can Improve Your Documentation and Revenue

Understanding ICD-10-CM Is Critical for Strengthening Your Bottom Line Ambrose Bierce satirically defined “diagnosis” as “a physician’s forecast of the disease by the patient’s pulse and purse.” It’s easy to joke about doctor’s earnings . . . unless you’re a doctor! You’re not in medicine just for the money. (It’s no fast track to riches … Read more