A missed appointment is a missed opportunity for both the patient and the medical practice. Many times, patients fail to understand the importance of why they need to return for an appointment, and therefore do not make it a priority. In fact, many of them end up canceling or not showing up for their appointment.
When dispensing surgical dressings, it is important that the dressing size is selected appropriately based on the size of the ulcer being treated. The dressing should be large enough to cover the entire ulcer. However, you cannot expect reimbursement for a dressing when a smaller size is available that could have covered the same ulcer.
I am a data nut. I analyze data. I can tell a physician where they are losing money within 10 minutes of looking at their procedure reports. I can tell them where they are failing to provide comprehensive care. The number one reason for lost revenue across all specialties: Patients not returning. The main reasons […]
AMERX Health Care provides you with extensive resources that include everything you need for perfect documentation to ensure compliance when dispensing surgical dressings. The majority of this guidance comes from the DMEMAC Surgical Dressings LCD and the DMEMAC Surgical Dressing Policy Article. On December 3, 2019, the DMEMACs released some additional guidance in the form […]
Have you ever used these phrases? I would recommend… We can either treat it this way or treat it that way. It is your decision. It is my recommendation to… I would encourage you to consider…. Would you like me to prescribe…? Here are all your options… What would you like to do? If you […]
In last month’s post, we provided the information needed to access the current durable medical equipment (DME) and / or prosthetics (DMEPOS) fee schedule. When opening the file for the current fee schedule, the HCPCS codes are listed from top to bottom in column A. The reimbursement dollar value is listed for each state from […]
In my previous blog, I discussed knowing your numbers to maintain a robust bottom line. Here are other practice management tips that can dramatically increase your bottom line. You must see patients. I am all for vacations and time off to recharge, but I find that some doctors take too many days off or reduce […]
This should not be a guessing game, nor should it be a mystery. Knowing what your reimbursement should be for a service is an important tool in planning treatments and in checking your Explanation of Benefits (EOBs). This is the case with evaluation and management services, procedures, and durable medical equipment, including both surgical dressings […]
In July 2019, more than 45,000 Scouts from 169 countries gathered for the 24th World Scout Jamboree held in West Virginia. Over the course of 12 days, attendees camped and adventured across the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve experiencing troop teambuilding, educational workshops, campfire gatherings and more. AMERX Health Care had the privilege of […]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have removed social security-based claim numbers from Medicare cards and are instead using Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) for Medicare transactions. All Medicare beneficiaries have received their MBIs, and it is important to collect that information. Physicians must start using the MBI instead of the social security number […]