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Arm yourself with a solid understanding of key terms and guidelines to overcome sepsis coding hurdles. Sepsis, systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), and septicemia have historically been difficult to code. Changing terminology, evolving def...
There are many rules and regulations medical coders must follow for diagnosis coding. Avoiding these 10 most common errors will improve your audit rate. 10. Coding straight from the index. Read the notes in the Tabular List to be sure your selection ...
When documentation falls short, gather the facts and ask the question. Clear up conflicting messages among providers using inpatient queries. Medical documentation is often confusing and inconsistent. Inpatient stays can last several days to several w...
Proactive provider education has enabled Franciscan Alliance to implement the new guidelines successfully. Implementation of the 2021 evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines has been incredibly successful at Franciscan Alliance with the use of tra...
AAPC’s senior VP of products answers your questions about coding for office and other outpatient services. Ever since the release of the new 2021 evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines for office and other outpatient services, AAPC has been conduc...
Implement periodic external audits to ensure your claims are accurate and will hold up to payer scrutiny. Auditing your coders is an important part of ensuring quality and regulatory compliance for both hospitals and medical practices. External audits...
Account for social determinants of health in your patients to ensure quality care. The specificity of the ICD-10-CM code set enables us to paint a clearer clinical picture of our patient’s health status. Our healthcare systems have always kept a clos...
Emeritus members continue to enjoy the perks of AAPC association. For many, AAPC has been an integral part of your career — providing validating certification, horizon-expanding education, and critical networking opportunities. When the time comes to ...
If you received government loans during the public health emergency, they may already be due. On March 28, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded the COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payments (CAAP) Program to a wider gr...