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Codes used for Percutaneous vertebroplasty include the two procedures frequently performed during the same session—imaging guidance and bone biopsy therefore you might not code individually for them at the same level.  If the medical provider performs bone biopsy at a level not addressed by the vertebroplasty, you may report biopsy alone with the 59 modifier appended to indicate the separate locations of the two procedures. (more…)

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Bristol Healthcare Service transitioned to ICD-10 well before 10/01/2016

October 1, 2016 marked the end of one year that was allowed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) to help ease the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 for physician practices.

At Bristol Healthcare Services, our team of certified coders efficiently managed to transit from ICD-9 to ICD-10 well before the stipulated date.  Initially we struggled with cardiology coding in E and G codes but very soon managed to submit correct claims. (more…)

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TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL CONTRACT NEGOTIATION WITH PAYORS

Our Credentialing specialist team lead by Mr. Albert Marvin successfully implemented and negotiated contract for a Neurology physician this April, 2016.

Very recently we introduced ancillary healthcare services (including contract negotiation services) to encourage our clients utilizing Credentialing and Contracting services at no extra cost.  We know “Nothing fits the same for all”. Also, we recommend our physicians to demand their annual report card that lets physicians know how they stand with their peers. (more…)

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