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New Requirements for Billing Nerve Conduction Studies

Effective April 1, 2012, payment for nerve conduction studies will require additional information to be included on or with the claim.  This information includes: The name of the manufacturer. And The model name of the equipment used for testing. This information can be on an attachment for paper claims or in the comment field for […]

EMG Coding Changes

The American Academy of Neurology AAN published a guide to follow for the EMG coding changes that go into affect January 1, 2012.  Beginning January 1, 2012, new coding changes will affect physicians who perform electromyography (EMG) on the same patient on the same date of service as nerve conduction study (NCS). The AAN has developed […]

Medical Billing Errors

More than ever it is critical that you have a staff or billing service who is competent, knowledgeable and has the means to stay on top of the medical billing industry each and every day.  With the Healthcare Reform sure to take shape in the next ten years you have to be able to adapt, implement quickly, […]

Modifier 53 (Discontinue Procedure)

If you are considering to report modifier 53, keeping a few things in mind will certainly help. Here are some tips on ways to handle these scenarios correctly every time. When a physician stops a procedure due to extenuating circumstances or those that threaten the well-being of the patient, you should go for modifier 53, […]

Should You Outsource?

Whether or not you should outsource your medical billing is dependent on several factors.  Ask yourself Do you have time or interest in the medical billing aspect of your practice? Do you have a reliable staff who is knowledgeable in billing? Do you have a high turnover and are your expenses high on hiring and training? Do you […]