Improperly reporting telehealth codes could land your practice in serious hot water—and the OIG has already said they’ll be watching these codes like a hawk in 2023. Your best bet is to tighten up your telehealth billing and coding before you make a critical mistake.
Government auditors recently announced that 100% of providers they audited had error-filled telehealth claims. The OIG subsequently added 19% more inspectors to its ranks, noting that they’ll be stepping up reviews for telehealth billing claims. Telehealth billing and coding errors could cost you not only denied claims, but also massive penalties of up to $23,000 per violation that could cripple your practice.
With telehealth services continuing to take center stage this year thanks to their inclusion in the government’s $1.7 trillion spending package, you can’t afford to make mistakes or to miss out on the much-needed reimbursement these services provide you.
Fortunately, national coding expert and educator Kim Huey MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, is here to help. During her upcoming online training on Tuesday, February 21st at 1 pm ET, Kim will explain exactly how you can ethically maximize reimbursement for your telehealth billing and coding utilizing the latest guidelines – and how to STOP providing your virtual services for free.
Here are just a few of the 2023 telehealth billing and coding tactics you’ll discover by attending this upcoming 60-minute online training:
- Discover which services were added to the telehealth options in 2023
- Earn as much as $125 per claim for telephone calls (99441-99443) when these criteria are met
- Pin down the 2023 telehealth billing guidelines with plain-English descriptions of the new rules
- Evaluate how the government’s $1.7T spending bill affects telehealth now and in the future
- Uncover CMS and private payer 2023 modifier rules to get initial claims paid
- Identify when you can report E/M codes (99202-99205) for new patients
- Prevent breaking legal billing requirements by following telehealth coding duration rules
- Maximize telemedicine by determining when originating site is waived
- Match the right CPT and Telehealth Place of Service to capture more of what you’re due
- Determine whether audio-only communication systems are covered by insurers
- Identify when to refile denied telehealth claims
- Capture more telehealth pay when prolonged service codes (99417-99418) apply
- How to bill for failed video connections – and still get paid
- Prevent claim rejections when a provider performs virtual services from home
- Get paid for telephone consults using office visit code (99211-99215)
- And so much more!
IMPORTANT: Medicare and other payers are offering more reimbursement than ever for the telehealth services you are providing every day via phone, text, email, patient portal, video, and more. Don’t miss out on these significant and allowable telehealth billing revenue opportunities.
After you attend this expert-led online training, you’ll have the know-how to get paid for MORE of the telehealth services you provide. Your practice’s time is valuable, and you deserve to get paid for these services, but unless you master the 2023 telehealth billing and coding rules, you’ll just continue to provide them for free. Don’t let this happen to you.
Sign up for this upcoming live online training today to learn how to get paid everything you are entitled to for your remote services. Stop leaving telehealth reimbursement on the table. Don’t wait. Register today.
Kim is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians. Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine.
She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and went on to obtain certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association.
Recognizing the important position of compliance in today’s world, she has also obtained certification as a Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant and a Certified Healthcare Audit Professional. Kim is also an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer and has recently earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law.
For over twenty-five years, Kim has worked with providers in virtually all specialties, from General Surgery to Obstetrics/Gynecology to Oncology to Internal Medicine and beyond. She has spoken at the national conference for numerous organizations.