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Harold Gibson

Harold Gibson

Harold R Gibson is the Chief Financial Officer at M-Scribe - a healthcare revenue cycle management company. Harold is an accomplished healthcare professional with extensive experience in the medical billing and coding industry. You can follow him on Twitter @mscribetech. He is interested to get your feedback/suggestions. Please email him at h.gibson@m-scribe.com.

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Significant Radiology Coding Changes in 2020

Harold Gibson

Over the past couple of years, changes to the CPT manual affecting radiology haven’t been that drastic, but there are quite a few things that have changed for the radiology specialty for 2020. From code deletions to language revisions to essential modifiers for imaging claims to getting ready for Medicare’s Clinical Decisions Support (CDS) mandate going into effective for 2021, there’s a lot going on for this specialty. 

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Topics: radiology coding change in 2020

Pain Management Billing Coding Changes in the Year 2020

Harold Gibson

Each year, CMS releases changes that practices across the country must familiarize themselves with or risk facing denials and revenue loss in the coming year. Becoming informed on the new policies and codes early can help set your practice up for success in 2020.  Although some specialties saw very few changes for 2020, there have been some significant changes that will affect the pain management specialty this year. From big changes to somatic nerve injection codes to the E/M coding changes coming in the future, here’s what you need to know. 

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Topics: pain management billing, pain management coding 2020

Acute Kidney Injury Care and Incentive Changes for Year 2020

Harold Gibson

There have been a few changes in Nephrology Coding for year 2020 - the way acute kidney injury care gets covered, methods of documenting E&M services, and the merit-based incentive payment system this year. These changes come from the release of the 2020 fee schedule final rule, which was released in November, although any comments on that rule should be submitted by December 31, 2019 (although it is doubtful anything in the final rule will change). 

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Topics: nephrology coding, Medical Coding Changes in 2020

What Practice Needs to Know About Medical Coding Changes in 2020

Harold Gibson

Once the new year arrives and the holidays pass, you’ll need to settle into a new routine and get back on track after a chaotic but fun holiday season. A new year means a fresh start in many ways, and coding is no exception. American Medical Association (AMA) recently released medical coding changes in 2020, your practice should be aware of these changes and be ready to respond and comply as needed.

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Topics: Medical Coding Changes in 2020

Setting Goals Will Make Your Small Practice More Competitive in 2020

Harold Gibson

As too many patients and their healthcare providers can tell you, with regard to quality healthcare, bigger doesn’t always mean better. With an increasing number of smaller practices being gobbled up by larger facilities, to the tune of  5,000 independent practices within just a year, how does a practice remain independent while increasing profitability? With the focus now from CMS and others on value-based care, a golden opportunity awaits independent providers to offer a more personalized, healthcare experience than what might be expected from a larger facility.

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Topics: medical practice goals 2020

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Established in 2002 by a group of physicians, we are a national provider of medical billing services to group practices, clinics, and individual physicians. We also specialize in provider credentialing, payer contract reviews, and medical coding for a wide range of clients - from solo practitioners to multi-site, multi-specialty practices.

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