Jennifer McNamara

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Reporting Medical Necessity with Z codes

In this article we take a look at the importance of healthcare reimbursement for asymptomatic encounters. We will look at identifying primary diagnosis requirements that drive reimbursement, how to get paid for postoperative treatment visits and underutilized reporting when it comes to Social Determinants of Health. Medical Practices care for patients for a variety of …

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Getting Paid

Contributors: Chasity Speaks and Megan Johnson In October we raise awareness for Breast Cancer since it is the second most common cancer that women in the United States face according to the CDC. Every year in the United States, we see cases of about 264,000 in women and 2,400 in men. The mortality rate for …

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Calculating your Lesion and Wound Coding

How are you doing with your Lesion and Wound Repair Coding? Many Physicians across specialties perform skin procedures so it’s important that we understand the proper coding and documentation required. Knowing the guidelines for Lesion Excision and Wound Repair is crucial because at times they are bundled and the calculation methods are very different. Let’s …

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Episode 15: The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of LCD Policies

In todays episode we dive into LCD policies, Coverage and Evaluation and Management tips for Diagnosis Documentation. It is so important to understand the impact that Medical Necessity and Coverage guidelines play in reimbursement. Outside of direct care providers many patients rely on their insurance coverage to get the services they need. By accepting assignment …

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Episode 13: The Truth about Anxiety Stress and Success

In this final episode of our 4 part series with Behavioral Health I wanted to close out with awareness of Stress and Anxiety awareness. April is #stressawarenessmonth and we discuss the damage prolonged stress can have on our mental and physical health.  🔸️Stress and Anxiety Awareness 🔸️Final Rule and Behavioral Health 🔸️Exam Anxiety Exam Anxiety …

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Episode 12: The Clinical side of Behavioral Health

Let’s discuss the Clinical side of Personality Disorders. I have a special guest Paul Sheesley MA, LPC,LCPC,LCADC a clinical Psychotherapist and Consultant specializing in Personality disorders and Substance Abuse. We will discuss: Personality Disorders Presentation of these disorders Effect on Family and Society Risks Early Detection Effect on Anxiety, Depression and Overall Health Check out …

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Episode 11: The Behavioral Health Crisis: Social Determinants of Health and Risk

In this episode I am joined by my colleague and friend Barbara Shaw, CPC, CPCO, CDEO, CRC, CEDC . We will discuss Risk adjustment and Social Determinants of health as it relates to Mental Health Services What is Risk Adjustment? Important reminders about SDOH Risk Adjustment Documentation Mental Health and SDOH Join the Risk Adjustment …

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