Physicians: Added Revenue for Assessments like Depression, ADD, BiPolar


Several months ago I met a representative from AssessMD.  I have observed and asked many questions.  AssessMD is a computer software that collects answers to questionnaires for assessments many physicians are doing manually now and not being reimbursed because the assessment is not scored.  AssessMD has assessments to score depression, bipolar, ADD, Anxiety, OCD, ODD,  and others with more test coming.  The patient completes the assessment in a few minutes on the physician’s computer or tablet, and produces scored results for the physician in real time.  The physician can then bill for this assessment in addition to the Evaluation and Management Code (E&M) with the documentation provided by this computerized assessment.

Medicare is now requiring annually assessment for depression among the elderly patients.

This is reimbursed by most insurance companies except certain Medicaid.  The reimburse on average is about $60, which would go direct to the physician’s bottom-line because right now if it is handwritten assessment it is not reimbursed.

The physician has a 45 day trial period to test it in his practice.   If you are not reimbursed by the insurance company, there is no charge of the test to the provider.  As a note, AssessMd is not in a position to be a referral stream only a vendor.

This was initially marketed to limited physician practice types, but they have discovered that it is beneficial to many practice areas pain management, obstetrics/gynecology, elder care, and adolescents to name a few.

At the very least it is worth the time to investigate and discuss with your legal counsel to add revenue to the practice.  If you do not have healthcare counsel, click for a list of affordable healthcare attorneys to ensure this is the right model for your practice.

Contact LouAnn McNaughton  at  “214*538*1123”  or   “LouAnn@assessMD.com”

Angela Miller of Medical Auditing Solutions LLC has been in health care compliance, auditing, billing, collections and HIPAA for over 18 years.  Ms. Miller has made it the  focus of the business to help providers run their businesses efficiently, collect money, and maintain compliance with federal and state regulations and coverage criteria through compliance program development, management and training.  Ms. Miller is very experienced with Medicare & Payer audits.  Ms. Miller ran a very successful compliance program for over 5 years for the largest private held HME/Pharmacy provider in the US at the time.  Ms. Miller  also works as a contract compliance officer to provide an avenue to compliance training to staff, implementation of policies, as well as handling anything that affects cash flow from the initial intake to back-end collections. You can visit our website at Medical Auditing Solutions LLC.

Humane Healing: 1 Fantastic Wound Care Product


We deal with human healthcare issues everyday, but I wanted to share information on a product I have found because I know many of my followers and friends have pets.  We all know our animals play and get cuts and scrapes which can manifest into hard to heal wounds.

Humane Healing Wound Care is an incredible product for all your fury friends/family that injure themselves, fight with other further animals, or these manifest easily into larger harder to heal wounds.  I started using the salve, it does require you to apply and rub in but the healing can be detected as early as the second application.  I used this on one dog’s spay incision and the vet could have taken the stitches out around day 5 or 6.  This same dog gets cuts and scrapes including those that tear the skin back (yuck)…just a few days of ointment application and the wound is gone. The latest product is a spray that you don’t have to rub in which is fantastic for the animal with wounds sensitive to touch or the animal that is a big baby and whines before you ever touch them.  I have even used it on myself since I am so Graceful….and it works just as well on human skin with visible improvement sometimes with one application, although it is not sold nor marketed for human use.

This product works so well because it reduces the inflammation which is what cause the dogs (pets) to lick the wound, as I have been told.  If the inflammation is reduced, the wound won’t itch as much so the pet won’t pay as much attention to it.

If you have been to a vet lately, you know they hold you hostage on products that cost a fortune and many times it is because they have marked the product up 50-100%.  This helps you SAVE MONEY and avoid the vet.  This product is very affordable and the results are fantastic. A small amount goes a long way in this product which is why they sell this is smaller quantities and then hopefully it doesn’t expire before you use it all.

Check out the product if you have an animal that is prone to injuries and/or injuries turn into hard to heal wounds.

Humane Healing

http://www.humanehealing.com/

Phone: 888.246.3155

Fax: 888.787.8872

Angela Miller of Medical Auditing Solutions LLC has been in health care compliance, auditing, billing, collections and HIPAA for over 18 years.  Ms. Miller has made it the  focus of the business to help providers run their businesses efficiently, collect money, and maintain compliance with federal and state regulations and coverage criteria.  Ms. Miller is very experienced with Medicare & Payer audits.  Ms. Miller ran a very successful compliance program for over 5 years for the largest HME/Pharmacy provider in the US at the time.  Ms. Miller  also works as a contract compliance officer to provide an avenue to compliance training to staff, implementation of policies, as well as handling anything that affects cash flow from the initial intake to back-end collections. You can visit our website at Medical Auditing Solutions LLC.