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House tax bill would scrap deduction for medical expenses

House tax bill would scrap deduction for medical expenses | PT Billing | Scoop.it
The tax bill unveiled in the House on Thursday would eliminate a decades-old deduction for people with very high medical costs.
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Physical Therapy Career Tip - Planning Out Your Career

Here's a Physical Therapy Career Tip - Planning Out Your Career it’s so important to make sure that you have clear goals. Clear goals. And if you are like
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Some good tips if you are looking to start your career as a Physical Therapist ....
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Medical Billing-New Era of Errors - The Healthcare Guys

Medical Billing-New Era of Errors - The Healthcare Guys | PT Billing | Scoop.it
Medical billing has always been a crucial element in the health care industry.
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Some ideas on how to reduce medical billing errors.

 
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Therapy Cap Values for Calendar Year 2016

Therapy Cap Values for Calendar Year 2016 | PT Billing | Scoop.it

The Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMMS) has released the amounts and the policy for outpatient therapy caps for Calendar Year 2016 in MLN Matters Number MM9448.

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New Year, New Caps ....

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Medicare 2016 Proposed Fee Schedule Published

Medicare 2016 Proposed Fee Schedule Published | PT Billing | Scoop.it
The Medicare 2016 Proposed Fee Schedule has been published for Public Comment. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule on July 8th, 2015.
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It's that time of year again .....

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6 ICD-10 products debut at AHIMA 2015 - Healthcare IT News

6 ICD-10 products debut at AHIMA 2015 - Healthcare IT News | PT Billing | Scoop.it
We highlight six of the most talked about new products on display and available for demo at the 2015 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit.
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Some ICD-10 products you may find helpful. We also like icd10data.com for checking diagnosis codes.

 

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For Special-Needs Students, Custom Furniture Out of Schoolhouse Scraps - New York Times

For Special-Needs Students, Custom Furniture Out of Schoolhouse Scraps - New York Times | PT Billing | Scoop.it
Michael Konstalid, a physical therapist for the New York City Education Department, builds custom physical therapy equipment out of things that would otherwise end up in the trash.
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Recycling with extra benefits ....

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125 things to know about the 'big 5' insurers - Becker's Hospital Review

125 things to know about the 'big 5' insurers - Becker's Hospital Review | PT Billing | Scoop.it
Here are 125 things to know about Blue Cross Blue Shield, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, Cigna and Humana — five leading health insurers in the U.S.
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Some very interesting facts about the big 5 insurers .... definitely opened my eyes, check out Aetna's salary floor of $33/hour for employees ....

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Workers' Compensation Billing Tips for Physical Therapists

Workers' Compensation Billing Tips for Physical Therapists | PT Billing | Scoop.it
Eliminate the workers' compensation headache with these five pro tips for private practice PT.
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Good tips on how to get your Workers Comp claims paid ...

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Department of Health and Human Services OIG Releases 2015 Work Plan - The National Law Review

Department of Health and Human Services OIG Releases 2015 Work Plan - The National Law Review | PT Billing | Scoop.it
The United States Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") Office of Inspector General ("OIG") released its Fiscal Year 2015 Work Plan ("2015 Plan") on O
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Wondering who will be under the microscope in 2015? Check out the OIG hit list for 2015 to see if you need to review your services and billings to make sure you are compliant.

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The Small Patient Practice: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Pediatric PT, OT or SLP Solo Practice, Including Medical Documentation, Billing and Coding

The Small Patient Practice: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Pediatric PT, OT or SLP Solo Practice, Including Medical Documentation, Billing and Coding | PT Billing | Scoop.it
The Small Patient Practice: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Pediatric PT, OT or SLP Solo Practice, Including Medical Documentation, Billing and Coding Offer Price $32.49 ISBN:0983503303 Authors PCS, Jeanine Gregoire Colburn PT List Price : $37.95...
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We are always getting asked about how to start up your own PT practice ..... this may answer some of your questions.

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New Telehealth Bill Includes PTs, Could Mean Big Changes for Medicare

New Telehealth Bill Includes PTs, Could Mean Big Changes for Medicare | PT Billing | Scoop.it
August 1, 2014: A newly-introduced bill aimed at expanding the use of telemedicine in the Medicare system would allow reimbursable telehealth services for physical therapy and permit use of the technology in more populated areas.
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Something to keep an eye on .... a new market may be opening up for Physical Therapists.

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HIPAA Final Rule on Accounting of Disclosures is Delayed - The National Law Review

HIPAA Final Rule on Accounting of Disclosures is Delayed - The National Law Review | PT Billing | Scoop.it
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that the proposed rule on accounting for disclosures, required by the HITECH Act, will not be finalized soon but will be delayed until 2015.
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Another burden gets delayed ....

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5 Key Metrics That Will Transform Your Physical Therapy Practice

5 Key Metrics That Will Transform Your Physical Therapy Practice | PT Billing | Scoop.it
Marketing is the lifeblood of a physical therapy practice. But how would you know if you are marketing to the right people, and spending the right amount of money? Are you using the correct
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Aetna to Provide Apple Watch to 50,000 Employees, Subsidize Cost for Customers

Aetna to Provide Apple Watch to 50,000 Employees, Subsidize Cost for Customers | PT Billing | Scoop.it
Insurance company Aetna today announced a major health initiative centered on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, which will see Aetna subsidizin
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Here is a unique use of the Apple Watch if you have AETNA insurance.

 
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Get money back for medical billing errors

Get money back for medical billing errors | PT Billing | Scoop.it
A startup called Remedy wants to get money back for patients who've been incorrectly billed by doctors and dentists.
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Too busy to read your EOBs to make sure you were billed properly? This is one solution available to help cut down on billing issues.
 
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10 Charged in Relation to $15 Million Scheme to Defraud Medicare by Billing for Physical Therapy Services Never Provided | USAO-CDCA | Department of Justice

10 Charged in Relation to $15 Million Scheme to Defraud Medicare by Billing for Physical Therapy Services Never Provided | USAO-CDCA | Department of Justice | PT Billing | Scoop.it

Ten Charged in Relation to $15 Million Scheme to Defraud Medicare by Billing for Physical Therapy Services Never ... https://t.co/I5yeeuAOO8

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Enforcement will be increasing in 2016 ....

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» Don’t Get Tripped by ICD-10 Aftershocks – Try These 3 Tips to Protect Your Practice

» Don’t Get Tripped by ICD-10 Aftershocks – Try These 3 Tips to Protect Your Practice | PT Billing | Scoop.it
3 Tips for Physical Therapy ICD-10 Billing... http://t.co/jAZzFzIfz9
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Some good ideas on minimizing ICD-10 problems.

 

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OIG: Nursing homes overbilling for therapy - Becker's Hospital Review

OIG: Nursing homes overbilling for therapy - Becker's Hospital Review | PT Billing | Scoop.it
Nursing homes are increasingly billing for the highest level of therapy despite little change in patient need for therapy, according to a report released Wednesday by HHS' Office of Inspector General.
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Next group on deck ....

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Seniors struggle with therapy cap - Bend Bulletin

Seniors struggle with therapy cap - Bend Bulletin | PT Billing | Scoop.it
George Livesay gritted his teeth when Chuck Brockman, the director of Therapeutic Associates’ Bend office, pushed down on his left knee to help extend the joint during a Wednesday afternoon physical therapy session.
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Definitely time to look at the therapy cap again .... is it realistic?

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Billing Software Showcase - Physical Therapy Products

Billing Software Showcase - Physical Therapy Products | PT Billing | Scoop.it
Billing software for practice management.
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A good list that includes our favorite ... WebPT

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Be Prepared: Patient Eligibility Must Support Home Health Claims - RACmonitor (press release) (blog)

Be Prepared: Patient Eligibility Must Support Home Health Claims - RACmonitor (press release) (blog) | PT Billing | Scoop.it
RACmonitor.com is an online news and information source to help healthcare providers make informed decisions for their organizations on the activities of Recovery Audit Contractors — the congressionally mandated program under the auspices of the...
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Now Home Health is in the spotlight ...

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Health Insurers Tighten Belt, Leaving Patients at Mercy of Creative Billing ... - AllGov

Health Insurers Tighten Belt, Leaving Patients at Mercy of Creative Billing ... - AllGov | PT Billing | Scoop.it
In some instances, patients find themselves being billed for the room they sat in while seeing a therapist. “How could it be that the doctor was in network and the hospital was in network, but I had to pay separately for the room?
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Why patients MUST read their copy of the EOB from their insurance company!

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Boston Globe Looks at Effects of Pulling the Plug on EHRs

Boston Globe Looks at Effects of Pulling the Plug on EHRs | PT Billing | Scoop.it
September 23, 2014: Electronic health records (EHRs) may be an important part of needed improvements to health care, but according to a recent article in the Boston Globe, EHRs have one potentially problematic quality—they can be turned off.
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What impact would there be if you lost access to your medical records?

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Insurance Appeal Depends on Meaning of “Medically Necessary” - NerdWallet (blog)

By Martine G. Brousse Learn more about Martine on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor In the realm of insurance denials, few are more frustrating than those issued for “lack of medical necessity.”…
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How does your practice define "Medically Necessary" and can you defend your position?

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