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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July 23, 2014, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips
Sunshine Act Review and Dispute Period Now Open
Act now if you want to review Sunshine Act data reported about you before it is available to the public. The review and dispute period for payments reported is July 14 through Aug. 27, 2014.
Use Modifier 50 to Code Medicare Bilateral Surgery Claims
Are you billing Medicare correctly for bilateral surgical procedures? Remember this rule to avoid denied claims.
Medicare Will Be Looking for These Documentation Deficiencies
Paying attention to CERT audit findings is one way to avoid denied Medicare claims down the road. Here are some documentation elements that warrant your attention.
When You Drop Your Patients’ Insurance …
If I terminate my contract with an insurer, must I also notify patients covered by that insurer that I am terminating the patient-physician relationship?
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