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Modifiers- What Stories Do They Tell?
CPT code modifiers
by Carrie Dunham-Leach on
Most think the full patient story is in the medical records. This is partially true, but a large part of the patient treatment story is told by the CPT codes billed and the modifiers added to those CPT codes. There are hundreds of modifiers to choose from and choose wisely because the modifiers added to a code could result in a denied or unpaid claim. Modifiers May Be Used To: Identify a rel …
Claim Denials and Appeal Procedures
medical billing
by Carrie Dunham-Leach on
Recently, it was brought to my attention that some in the medical billing field refer to denials as either a hard or soft denial. I stubbornly insisted that denials are denials and need to be worked. Upon researching, soft denials are those that can still be fought or appealed while a hard denial is the end of the line, there is nowhere to go, and the claim will not be paid. How to Avoid Claim De …
The Online Review

online reviews
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Create a Strategy and Team-Up with Technology Negative reviews may be one of the most frustrating experiences for a doctor. From a patient unhappy with the front desk staff, the parking situation, the price of their Rx, to the amount of one-on-one time with the doctor, unrealistic treatment expectations, or just because the patient is having a bad day. In today’s world your online reputation …
Employment Contract Negotiations & Private Partnerships in Dermatology – What You Should Know
contract negotiations
by Bobbak (Bobby) Mansouri, MD, FAAD on
If you are navigating the confusing landscape of contract negotiations or considering partnership in a private practice after years of employment, then take note! Ron Lebow, Senior Counsel in the Health Law practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP, led a fantastic workshop at the 2019 ODAC conference. He covered common concerns when negotiating employment agreements with dermatology practices, as w …
Six Tips to Becoming a Trusted Media Source
media source
by Allison Sit on
You’ve survived your first media interview. You may have even enjoyed it. But how do you become your area’s go-to expert on all things dermatology? Follow these six tips to becoming a trusted media source. Be Reliable Always, always, always respond to reporter inquiries as soon as possible. While most print reporters have longer deadlines for their feature stories, TV reporters are typically …