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Funding Deal Blocks Trump ObamaCare Moves, Repeals Health Taxes

nnnnThe government funding deal that is set to pass this week will block President Trump from taking major actions against ObamaCare. There will also be some notable changes on the bill which include raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21. There also some...

CMS Confirms the Direction E/M Changes

As we approach 2020, we are gearing up for the changes that are making headway the coming year. Below are some of the updates that have been released regarding E/M changes, the final rule, and the physician fee schedule. For more information read below. For more on...

Rheumatic vs Non-Rheumatic Heart Disease

This week we wanted to take a different approach to our surgery procedure coding and talk about a diagnosis in a TTE. Read below for an example of coding TTE's.nnnExample: Coding TTE’s that has aortic valve stenosis with mitral valve insufficiency.nn[Since the...

Get Audit Ready

It is a word that brings dread to most people, AUDIT. The stress of an audit is real and can be felt just by walking into the room. So what can be done to help prevent all the drama? The short answer, like most things, is to be prepared. Get a plan in place and be...

New Medicare Card: Get Paid January 1, 2020 – Use MBIs Now

Be sure to get your new Medicare card before the new year! Also, update your patients' records before the office is hit with many new patients and appointments when the new year comes. Read below for more information from MLN Connects.nnDo not wait. Update your...

Overeating

nnHappy Thanksgiving from all of us at Welter Healthcare Partners. We want to thank our partners and clients for their continuous support and business throughout the year. We are so grateful to you. We wish you a safe holiday with your loved ones.nnOvereating (R63.2)...

New HCPCS codes for OTP’s

Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP’s) have been a hot topic for several years. Among several new codes set to be implemented January 1st are new HCPCS codes specifically for OTP’s. nnHere are two sequences to be aware of:nGYYY1-GYYY3 (office-based treatment)nGXXX1-GXX19...

Amazon Makes Healthcare Buy As Its Plans Start to Take Shape

Since acquiring PillPack in 2018, Amazon has now bought Health Navigator in which they intend to offer to employees of Amazon. Many are certain Amazon will soon enter the healthcare market. Read the article below to find out more about this new acquisition that was...

UHC DENIAL

Although the exact reason for denial was not given for this encounter we know this is considered investigational. Most insurances will not pay, it would have to be unlisted-23929. Click below for more information!nnnAs a general rule, benefits are payable under Blue...