Medical Billing Blog

BCBSMI - Continuing Critical Operations

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Wed, Mar, 25, 2020 @ 11:03 AM

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network of Michigan will continue critical operations during the three-week time period Gov. Whitmer's executive order for Michigan residents to shelter-in-place that starts 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

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Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Tue, Mar, 24, 2020 @ 07:03 AM


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When Documenting in the EMR - Medical Necessity Remains Central

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Fri, Mar, 31, 2017 @ 09:03 AM

Since electronic medical records (EMR) have become prevalent, there has been concern whether documentation in the patient record accurately reflects medical necessity and the services provided. When I started working in the healthcare setting, we always told providers, “Not documented, not done.” Now, when I review a chart note, the question I have to ask myself is, “There is documentation, but was it done, today?” With the ability to import previously gathered information into the current note with just a few clicks, it’s possible that the information wasn’t reviewed at that specific encounter.

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