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Therapist Guide to Diagnostic Codes and Procedures


Kenneth L. Salzman, PhD

Owner & Licensed

Clinical Psychologist

3815 W Saint Joseph St

STE B400A

Lansing, Michigan 48917

phone/fax 517-321-3777

WhiteCrane@usa.net


White Crane has been a Blue Cross & Medicare approved Billing Service Bureau serving therapists since 1991 and has been recognized by Blue Cross for Outstanding Support.

Archives

#34: March 17, 2020

Telehealth, Teletherapy and Covid19

#33: July 15, 2017

Billing secondary insurance

#32: June 13, 2017

Medicare Advantage ● Michigan Medicaid ● Fax issues

#31: April 17, 2017

New Office ● Therapist Guide and forms ● Magellan x2

#30: August 11, 2015

ICD9 to ICD10 Transition

#29: July 4, 2014

Medicare PQRS 2014

#28: Nov 12, 2013

Medicare PQRS

#27: Nov 29, 2012

CPT code changes in 2013 ● SGR cuts in fees ● Behind the scenes at WC

#26: May 27, 2009

EFT and BC IMPORTANT!

#25: April 27, 2009

Rate Change in place ● NPI and your Tax ID – repeat ● BC Claims Foul Up ● EFT and BC

#24: January 27, 2009

NPI and your Tax ID ● HIPAA and Emails ● Emails about Response Files

#23: May 2, 2008

NPI: Now, REALLY ● EIN or SSN?...and NPI ● CMS Form Misprints ● Missing EOBs

#22: August 9, 2006

Replaces #21! ● WC File Overview Redux ● Receiving the File Information ● Making Sense of What You See ● Help Us Help You ● Medicare Plus Blue

#21: July 17, 2006

WC File Overview ● Receiving the File Information ● Making Sense of What You See ● Help Us Help You

#20: July 10, 2006

EOBs Going, Gone! ● NPI: Now ● EIN or SSN? ● WPS/EDI Comm Failure

#19: January 23, 2006

Contract numbers change ● NPI: what, when? ● Dx Code Change ● BC Fee Schedule

#18: July 7, 2005

Meet Melissa! ● Bumps in the HIPAA road: Contract numbers change / “Claim not received” ● Triage ● Fee Increase

#17: December 3, 2004

Newest bump in the HIPAA road, MEDICARE Response File Auth ● Response File Note ● COB recoding done and passed ● Season’s Greetings

#16: April 22, 2004

Newest bump in the HIPAA road ● The MEDICARE MESS UP

#15: January 17, 2004

Bumps in the HIPAA road ● BC TPA’s & Authorizations ● You Can Help ● New Therapist Guide

#14: October 22, 2003

HIPAA Ready ● Blue Cross TPA/Auths ● New Client Form ● Interesting item

#13: September 17, 2003

HIPAA Readiness ● Blue Cross TPA ● New Client Form

#12: July 26, 2003

Blue Cross TPA ● LLP Supervision ● Health & Behavior Codes ● COB and Auto Injury Cases ● Auto Injury Assigned Care ● Billing Secondary Claims ● Claim Office Addresses

#11: March 27, 2003

HIPAA? ● Magellan's Bankruptcy ● Watch your Ledgers ● Business Associate Contract

#10: July 21, 2001

Long Time No See ● State of Michigan Contract Changes ● How do YOU Calculate Secondary Claims? ● Whose data is it, anyway? ● What's a Carve-Out? ● EOMBs needed ● New Supervision Rules - not yet ● New SW codes

#9: July 4, 1999

SPECIAL EDITION! ● Fee Schedules!

#8: June 12, 1999

Y2K OK ● Whose error IS it? ● NOS & Extended Session Codes ● "Missing" Claims

#7: January 30, 1999

Value/Options Alert ● Introducing Mark Bitman ● Y2K OK ● Know your Carrier ● Deductibles?

#6: May 31, 1998

Price Change ● Use the new forms, please ● Reporting different Procedure Codes ● Claims Tracking

#5: November 23, 1997

Forms? Again? ● Mea Culpa

#4: August 10, 1997

Medicare List of Approved Codes ● Reporting 90801 Procedure Codes ● Who is the Carrier? ● Claims Tracking

#3: February 15, 1997

New Procedure Codes ● Claims Flubs Fixed ● How do I know if my claims were sent?

#2: July 20, 1994

Medicare Moves ● Commercial Claims ● Secondary Insurance ● Credit Card Payments

#1: March 10, 1994

New Forms ● Credit Card Payments ● Medicare is Moving?