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Would Your Documentation Stand Up to a Medicare Audit?

Documentation under the Magnifying Glass Facts & findings from recent Medicare audits reveal 3 main areas where payment errors were identified.  The  results?  Charges denied as “Insufficient Documentation” ….leading to recoupment. The 3 most common deficiencies were: Illegible or missing signatures on documentation or orders Signature requirements are nothing new–but CMS and its audit contractors […]

Virginia College Healthcare Reimbursement Services Opens Shop in Austin

A new business affiliated with Virginia College in Austin, Texas, recently opened its doors in the Capitol City, with the aim of assisting medical practices in their billing and medical coding needs.  Virginia College Healthcare Reimbursement Services (HRS) is a billing service owned and operated by the school, and is managed and staffed by certified […]

PECOS: Are You Enrolled? Are Your Referring Dr’s?

Are your providers currently enrolled in the Medicare PECOS system?  Are the providers who regularly refer patients to your clinic enrolled? PECOS:  Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System Many providers are still unaware of the PECOS system, the need for enrollment, and the negative impact that failure to enroll could have on their practice. Although […]

Chiropractors Under the Magnifying Glass of Medicare

Is your practice prepared? Multiple audits performed by TrailBlazer, the Office of the Inspector General and most recently the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) contractor have revealed unacceptably high numbers of inappropriately paid claims for chiropractic manipulation. Findings echoed previous results of government auditors. As a result, Chiropractors can continue to expect their claims to […]