Integrating Billing and Patient Management Systems in Your Podiatry Practice

Privately owned podiatry practices—along with much of the medical provider community—are experiencing an unprecedented amount of change when it comes to technology. In an effort to increase operational efficiency, many are embracing things like electronic health records (EHR) and practice management systems that can make everything from patient check-in and scheduling to coding and billing […]

What Is a GY Modifier?

Medical billing is rife with nuances, and proper modifiers can help distinguish one patients’ case from another. Modifiers determined by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) act as a system that distinguishes different types of cases, and whether or not they are covered by Medicare. One such modifier is the GY modifier used […]

How Much is a Podiatrist Visit?

It’s not every day that you have to think about visiting a podiatrist for a special problem with your feet. But every now and then, you might end up with a serious foot issue that can significantly impact your daily life. Whether it’s an ingrown toenail, a bunion, athlete’s foot, or something else, issues with […]

How Do I Bill 11721 to Medicare?

Routine foot care is perhaps the most common reason patients visit podiatry clinics. And one treatment that is sometimes done during routine foot care is debridement of nails. Depending on the number of nails involved, this is labeled with the CPT code 11721. So how do you successfully bill 11721 to Medicare? The most important […]

Can G0127 and 11720 Be Billed Together?

G0127 and 11720 are two related procedures typically done during routine foot care, involving the trimming and debridement of nails. Patients who need one treatment done typically need the other as well, which leads to podiatrists billing both at the same time. So can CPT G0127 and 11720 be billed together? Yes, there is nothing […]

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