Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Form 2220 Billing

Instructions and Help about Form 2220 Billing

Tonight we have gone now if you've been on some of our past webinars you may have met dawn there she is hey how are you doing great how are you hanging in there still alive and well great thanks for joining us here tonight cool Donna is our billing course instructor it's an intense but fun course dawn likes to make it kind of light but there's a lot of information going on in the textbook that we have we had a question come in to the forum that it was perfect for Don so we asked her to come in tonight regarding the 1,500 forums versus the ubo forum this ACS stands for ambulatory surgery centers if you didn't know now the question is Don do the ambulatory surgery centers use the CMS 1500 form or the ub-04 forms and here's a picture of both of those okay actually the ump Alicia that's a really good question um and it's actually a question that I once had if you don't do ambulatory surgery coding it's not something that you would just naturally know um what all medical billing students are taught is that inpatient billing is done on the UVO for and outpatient billing is done on the CMS 1500 form so an ambulatory surgery centers kind of in between both of them so gee what do you use the answer is both forms are used depending on what type of ASC you're billing for if the surgery center is part of the hospital you're probably going to use the UV go for form because the hospital uses that form they keep everything standardized as part of the hospital they'll bill on the ubo for if it's a free-standing ambulatory surgery center not associated with the hospital it will probably bill out using the CMS 1500 form as in the outpatient facility would the main difference between the upo 4 in the CMS 1500 form is the CMS 1500 is basically has less stuff on it a less space is forced off because when you go to the doctor and you have an encounter there's only so many things that's happened that kind of a setting whereas when you're in the hospital there's skin and everything they bring you a q-tip they're gonna scan that thing in for 10 bucks no on your turn so you need a lot more spaces for everything so that's why the ub-04 inpatient is much more complex in CMS 1500 form so basically the my long-winded answer is if it's a free-standing ambulatory surgery center it will go on the CMS 1500 if it's part of a hospital it'll be built on the UVO for also am I going to mention about the medical billing course that I'm a coach or structure for I really like this course and the reason is we have the textbook component which is the best textbook in the industry it's the same one that AAPC uses so I am expecting that our students will have absolutely no problem passing the board exam we didn't put a bunch of fluff at the course where students are doing tons and tons and tons of busy work you know adult students want to get into a course and they want to get out of the course and they want to get a job so we have the textbook we have online webinars because there are different types of learners some people learn by reading some by hearing and then I'm available people can ask questions too so you know you can leave the you know proper email address that can forward on to me any students or people out there that have questions about the billing course you know you can give the email address that you want them to have and then I know it's our helpdesk address but I don't know through vacation do I work ok yeah 8 email that if you have any questions about our billing quotes and I'll be happy to help you answer any questions you might have briefly the course takes you know about 12 weeks you know so in 3 months you can start a cool new career in my opinion this very few things you can do in this world that you trained for for 12 weeks and get out and make good money and one yes yes it is and with the new Obamacare legislation and more people accessing health care their needs if there's a need now for medical billers so enough we don't I would mention to you and dawn can correct me if I'm wrong but you know there is it's a lot easier to get a job as a biller than it is a color yeah there's a little bit more of a turnover rate there's just more jobs available there's more builders out there needed so that is something that if you're wanting to get your foot in the door quickly you might go ahead and make sure that you have that knowledge and billing a lot of people start out and billing and then transfer into the coding when they get their coding certification they're kind of sisters in the in the in the field when you say that dawn I agree Alicia and every single one of my billing students ask me the same question so there's our medical coding my answer is always yes coding the billing go hand in hand if you learn one you should just go ahead and train into the other plus the fact either one is going to require continuing at hours that's right okay so if you take the billing course and you pass the board exam you're gonna need continuing that go take a coding course learn not to and you're even more qualified and vice versa right yeah those those CEUs you get for each course will will correspond for the