TMA Practice E-Tips is a popular e-newsletter published twice a month that offers four brief, practical tips for managing a medical practice in Texas. Each issue gives you hands-on, use-it-now advice on coding, billing, reimbursement, HIPAA compliance, office policies and procedures, practice marketing, and much more, along with useful links for more information.
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March 13, 2015, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips
New Codes for Medicare Will Enable Electronic Reopening Requests
If you need to correct a minor error or omission on a Medicare claim after the claim’s timely filing limit, you can request a reopening to remedy the error. New codes allow for an electronic process, effective fall 2015.
Don’t Hold Patient Credit Balances Too Long
Have lingering patient credit balances on your books? Here’s how the law says to handle them.
ICD-10 Redux. Will You Be Ready This Time?
As of now, ICD-10 will become the new coding system on Oct. 1, 2015, after years of delay. Waiting until the last minute to learn the system would be a costly mistake. Here are some tips to
kick-start your ICD-10 prep.
Use Telephone Scripts for Best First Impression and Efficiency
One way to ensure a consistent experience for callers to your practice is the use of standard telephone scripts, or outlines for more complex calls.
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