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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Bristol Healthcare Services added 4 more clients in the state of California this March, 2016.

Bristol Healthcare Services acknowledged the Invitation from a California based Surgery coding company and few other Medical Billing companies.  Company deputed Mr. Raymond Kelly for a short trip to USA this March, 2016.  His +16 years vast experience and techy process knowledge in Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management by finalizing and have the contract signed with all of the companies invited.

With pool of expertise and experts in end to end medical billing and multi-specialty coding services we were able to transition all the process from the day one the contract was signed.   Also, Our Human resource team played a vital role by sourcing few more industry experts to keep our clients at a 100% production and TAT.

Also, Bristol Healthcare Services implements – Billing Audit Services

Our billing audit team will assist your organization in identifying the primary issues that may be keeping it from realizing its true financial potential.  To that end, Bristol Healthcare Services will review your operation and measure performance from first point of contact to fully paid claims and everything in between.

Patient intake/eligibility verification                 Patient and insurance payment posting

Patient referral authorizations                          Patient account adjustments

Patient copay                                                        Unpaid and underpaid patient claims

Advanced beneficiary notice (ABN)                   Denied claims

Coding analysis and trends                                Patient accounts receivable reporting and analysis

Charge capture assessments                             Collections prioritization

Patient charge ticket tracking                             Practice management software analysis

Pre-billing review                                                  EHR/EMR integration issues

Clearing house communication                         Medical fee schedule analysis

Electronic claim submission                               … and much more.

Our value added services include:

  • Credentialing
  • Re-Credentialing
  • Fee Schedule Negotiation

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New Guidance – Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Some changes you’ll find in the April 2016 update actually went into effect the first of the year.

They are:

HCPCS Level II code G0464 Colorectal cancer screening; stool-based DNA and fecal occult hemoglobin (e.g., kras, ndrg4 and bmp3) is now assigned a procedure status of I Not valid for Medicare purposes. Medicare uses another code for reporting of, and payment for, these services. (Code not subject to a 90 day grace period)

CPT 10030 is now assigned global period days of 000 Endoscopic or minor procedure with related preoperative and postoperative relative values on the day of the procedure only included in the fee schedule payment amount; evaluation and management services on the day of the procedure generally not payable.

CPT 77014 is now assigned a PC/TC indicator of 1 Diagnostic tests/radiology services. These codes generally have both a professional and technical component. Modifiers 26 and TC can be used with these codes.

CPT 80055 is now assigned a procedure status of X Statutory exclusion. These codes represent an item or service that is not in the statutory definition of “physician services” for fee schedule payment purposes. No RVUs or payment amounts are shown for these codes and no payment may be made under the physician fee schedule. (Examples are ambulances services and clinical diagnostic laboratory services.)

Medicare administrative contractors will not search their files to either retract payment for claims already paid or retroactively pay claims. It is the responsibility of the healthcare provider to correct claims for these codes.

Effective for services performed on or after April 1, 2016:

G9678 is assigned a procedure status of X

G9481 (Remote E/M new patient 10 mins) has a PE RVU = 0, all other MPFS indicators/values = 99201

G9482 (Remote E/M new patient 20 mins) has a PE RVU = 0, all other MPFS indicators/values = 99202

G9483 (Remote E/M new patient 30 mins) has a PE RVU = 0, all other MPFS indicators/values = 99203

G9484 (Remote E/M new patient 45 mins) has a PE RVU = 0, all other MPFS indicators/values = 99204

G9485 (Remote E/M new patient 60 mins) has a PE RVU = 0, all other MPFS indicators/values = 99205

G9486 (Remote E/M est. patient 10 mins) has a PE RVU = 0, all other MPFS indicators/values = 99212

G9487 (Remote E/M est. patient 15 mins) has a PE RVU = 0, all other MPFS indicators/values = 99213

G9488 (Remote E/M est. patient 25 mins) has a PE RVU = 0, all other MPFS indicators/values = 99214

G9489 (Remote E/M est. patient 40 mins) has a PE RVU = 0, all other MPFS indicators/values = 99215

G9490 (Joint replace mod home visit) with all MPFS indicators & RVUs = those of G9187.

Codes G9481-G9490 are new and are assigned Type of Service 1 Medical care.

Source: MLN Matters MM9531

Bristol Healthcare services Recognizing employees on their achievement.

Absenteeism and turnover affects cost and production.  Productivity drops when companies are understaffed, as can the quality of services.  Employees must fill in for absent or departed co-workers on top of performing their own duties; overworked employees are prone to fatigue and illness, which can compound absenteeism.  Also, customers become dissatisfied when businesses lack the number of workers needed to meet their demands. The CCH survey sets the annual cost of absenteeism for small businesses at $602 to $789 per employee.  Overtime pay for temporary coverage is a major portion of the cost.  Replacing an $8-per-hour employee costs a small business $5,500 on average, excluding benefits.  Advertising, recruiting, training and overtime pay factor into rehiring costs.

At Bristol Healthcare Services we know “Dead wood doesn’t”. Philosophically, employee retention is important; in almost all cases, it is senseless to allow good people to leave organization. When they leave, they take with the intellectual property, relationships, investments (in both time and money), and occasional employee or two, and a chunk of your future. Employee Retention Strategies helps organizations provide effective employee communication to improve commitment and enhance workforce support for key corporate initiatives.  Effective employee retention is a systematic effort by employers to create and foster an environment that encourages current employees to remain employed by having policies and practices in place that address their diverse needs. A strong retention strategy becomes a powerful recruitment tool.  This entered Bristol Healthcare Services vein form the day one, so that we are top rated as the Best Employer among most of the Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management companies.

Our Strengths 

40% achieved 100% attendance in the fiscal year 2015-2016 – Awarded $100 Gift voucher each

87% achieved 100% Production in the fiscal year 2015-2016 – Awarded $100 Gift voucher each

32% achieved 100% attendance and Production – Awarded $100 Gift voucher each + Two days paid vacation

This is how we were able to deliver high production at the best TAT.

Our Moto is to “doing the right things for our employees