Posts by MBC Staff



Getting Clear on CPT Codes 99080 and WC007

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If you’re doing your practice’s medical billing, you know that your bottom line depends on all your coding and paperwork being just right. Your job is complicated by the fact that many Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are eliminated or revised each year. At MBC Systems, our dedicated legal team has years of expertise and…

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Evaluation and Management Services 101

The codes for evaluation and management services are a subset of the Current Procedural Terminology, or CPT, the code set published and maintained by the American Medical Association (AMA), and refer to services provided by physicians in evaluating patients and managing their medical care. The coding and medical billing for E/M (Evaluation and Management) services…

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Acupuncture Services 97810 – 97814 Remain Compensable

On 07/18/2018 the DWC issued information reminding workers’ comp payers that acupuncture continues to remain within the definition of “medical treatment” under Labor Code 4600 and employers and or their insurers MUST PAY for it if it is deemed medically necessary. At MBC Systems, we specialize in California Labor Codes and workers’ compensation billing. We…

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Senate Bill 1160, Workers’ Comp, Automatic Authorization and You

Senate Bill 1160 was passed by the California legislature in 2016 in a wide-ranging effort to reform the state’s Workers’ Comp billing system. It included changes to automatic authorization, utilization review, lien filing, billing deadlines and much more. While most of the changes took effect in 2017, some did not start until January 1st, 2018.…

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Medically Unlikely Edits and CPT Code 97750

Medically Unlikely Edits and CPT Code 97750

Medical billing for physical performance testing is an area where many doctors get frustrated due to claim denials. This is usually because of coding errors and misunderstandings around the “eight-minute rule” and MUEs. Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Code 97750 is the procedure code to bill for functional capacity exams, including physical performance tests and measurements,…

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Hand it Over! Four Reasons to Outsource to a Medical Billing Service

By outsourcing your revenue cycle management to an experienced medical billing service, you gain access to expert resources, methodology, and state of the art technology.

By outsourcing your revenue cycle management to a reputable and experienced medical billing service, you gain access to expert resources, methodology, and state of the art technology that come only with specialization and scale. Here are four ways we can save you time and money: Staying up to date on CPT codes The sheer volume…

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ABNs- Creating Doctor-Patient Trust AND Ensuring Doctors Get Reimbursed

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Medical billing may not seem like an obvious area for improving doctor-patient relations, but being upfront with your patients about what services Medicare will and won’t cover can build trust between the patient and the doctor. “Patients may not like what they hear,” according to Orthopedic Coding Alert Magazine, but informing patients that a service…

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DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule

This is what we live for! At the end of March, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) posted an order adjusting the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system. And your workers’ comp billing and CPT codes need to adjust accordingly. The easiest solution? Outsource your medical billing…

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