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Radiology eNews - July 2013

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Monthly Radiology eNews, brought to you by Healthcare Information Services.

Monthly Radiology eNews, brought to you by Healthcare Information Services.

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  • 1. July 2013 In This Issue Effective Steps to Avoiding Denials in Radiology Billing The truth is, without the right foundation, your claims submissions may be fraught with errors or omissions that increase returns and denials. Often, the cornerstone necessary for a strong claims submission foundation is overlooked. The most critical step in submission is the gathering of information; if you don’t have the right information, you cannot submit a proper claim. In this free eBook, we outline the following steps, to help you avoid denials in radiology billing: • Information Gathering Begins with the First Contact • Preauthorization or Precertification • Maintaining Core Structure during Appointment • Building the Claim • Filing the Claim: Mandatory Submission Procedures • Advance Beneficiary Notices Click here to access this eBook. ICD-10 Impact on Radiology Billing 1.1 Effective Steps to Avoiding Denials in Radiology Billing 1.2 ICD-10 Impact on Radiology Billing 2.3 Healthcare Insurance Marketplaces: What You Need to Know 2.4 Recent Legislation About Radiologist Assistants Could Affect Your Radiology Billing www.healthinfoservice.com (855) RING-HIS 350 S. Northwest Highway Suite 200 Park Ridge, IL 60068 It’s suggested that radiology practices start planning immediately for the October 2014 implementation of ICD-10, if they have not done so already. New strategies will need to be invoked so that the conversion is swift and successful. Setting up, performing, testing and training on the new system will take some time. But what kind of impact is ICD-10 going to have on radiology billing? Click here to read the full article.
  • 2. Have Questions? We’re happy to help. Healthcare Information Services (HIS) (855) RING-HIS 350 S. Northwest Highway, Suite 200 Park Ridge, IL 60068 www.healthinfoservice.com HEALTHCARE INFORMATION SERVICES, L.L.C www.healthinfoservice.com Healthcare Insurance Marketplaces: What You Need to Know Whether or not you agree with healthcare reform, it’s important to know how it’s going to affect you. Unfortunately, it seems like there’s a lot of conflicting information out there. That’s why here at Healthcare Information Services, we think it’s important to lay out the facts. Click here to read the full article. Recent Legislation About Radiologist Assistants Could Affect Your Radiology Billing The usefulness of RAs in the radiology office is so great and their need so evident, that representatives at the federal level have introduced legislation regarding their status. HR 1148 would allow Medicare to treat an RA as a non- physician provider (NPP) of health care, and they would be eligible to receive reimbursement for services provided to Medicare patients at 85% of the professional fee component. Click here to read more.

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