CPT Code Spotlight -Modifier 58

Modifier 58
Modifiers can be extremely confusing, especially when it comes to deciding which one to use. Selecting the wrong one can lead to payment denials from insurance companies and puts practices at risk for payers requesting refunds. Today’s post will focus on modifier 58.   What is Modifier 58? Modifier 58 can easily be mixed up...Read Article

Examples of Social Media HIPAA Violations

Social Media
Social media provides healthcare professionals many benefits. It’s an easy, efficient and effective way to provide information to mass amounts of viewers. You can promote your practice and the services you provide to encourage new business and future opportunities. But you must be careful of the information you share. Sharing the wrong or inappropriate information...Read Article

The 4 Major Types of Medical Waste

Major Types of Medical Waste
There are 4 major types of medical waste: hazardous, infectious, radioactive, and sharps. Each type has different disposal needs, but many require a medical waste disposal company for handling. All are considered dangerous and there can be long-term consequences if handled improperly. Below are the 4 major types of medical waste.   Hazardous Medical Waste...Read Article

CPT Code Spotlight – Modifier 24

Modifier 24
Modifiers can be extremely confusing, especially when it comes to deciding which one to use. Collecting the wrong once can lead to payment denials from insurance companies and puts practices at risk for payers requesting refunds. This post will go over Modifier 24.   What is Modifier 24? Modifier 24 is one of the easier...Read Article

Different Ways Medical Waste Is Treated

Medical Waste Treatment
Medical waste is required, by law, to be treated safely and carefully while avoiding injuries and spreading infections. Hospitals and healthcare practices send their waste to off-site disposal facilities. Some healthcare facilities have on-site medical waste treatment. Here are the most common options for disposing of medical waste.   Incineration This medical waste treatment is...Read Article

5 Best Practices for Healthcare Professionals

Best Practices
There are many ways healthcare professionals can focus on improving the quality, care, and experience of their patients. Working cohesively with your patients is key to providing them the most effective and positive care. Here are 5 best practices you can focus on to create a strong relationship and provide the highest quality experience possible....Read Article

OSHA’s Violation System

OSHA Violation
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a US government agency that sets standards for workplace and employee safety. A violation occurs when a company or employee willingly or unknowingly ignores potential and real safety hazards. Below are the different violations your practice could incur.   Serious This violation occurs when you fail to...Read Article

What Are CPT Modifiers?

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) are five-digit numbers (also known as modifiers) and are primarily used in office and outpatient settings. They are a more in-depth look at medical coding. These codes are primary way you bill your patients. The more precise the medical record, the more accurate your billing. CPT is created with two-digit codes,...Read Article

Three Things to Know when Choosing a Medical Waste Disposal Company

Medical Waste Disposal Company
Disposing of medical waste is highly regulated. It’s important to invest some research on various companies. Choosing the wrong medical waste disposal company can result in poor disposal quality, a burdened partnership, and even higher prices. If your waste ends up as pollution, you will be fined. Below are three critical points to investigate when...Read Article

What to Look for When Choosing an Answering Service for Your Practice

Answering Service
Answering service systems are incredibly useful for businesses while providing a professional impression for customers. This helps route callers to the appropriate department, accept input or even answer basic questions when connected to a computer.   How It Works Automated answering services rely on human input from the caller, which can direct them to the...Read Article