Auditing/Compliance Tips & Resources

 

Reporting Debridement Requires Documented Area and Depth

Correct coding of surgical debridement (11042-11047) requires documentation of both the measurement of the wound surface area after debridement and the depth of tissue that is removed. To avoid claims submission errors, denials for insufficient documentation, and potential ...

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Find Important EHR Incentive Dates and Questions

CMS has posted important dates for Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program participants to mark on their calendars in 2014. And to provide further clarity for participants, it’s updated and includes new frequently asked questions (FAQs)...

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Control of Bleeding: When Is It Separate?

Control of bleeding codes (e.g., 44378, Small intestinal endoscopy, enteroscopy beyond second portion of duodenum, including ileum; with control of bleeding (eg, injection, bipolar cautery, unipolar cautery, laser, heater probe, stapler, plasma coagulator) are ...

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