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Author "Bridget Toomey"

By Bridget Toomey
In Coding
Sep 1st, 2021
Start by asking the right questions. Coding for gynecologic oncology procedures can be complicated. Procedure codes differ depending on whether the procedure is laparoscopic versus open and whether there is lymph node sampling or modifier usage. It’s ...
By Bridget Toomey
Jun 1st, 2021
Examine the ergonomics of your office equipment to improve your health. Ergonomics is the science of equipment design to maximize productivity and lessen the fatigue and discomfort associated with sitting, typing, and staring at a computer screen all ...
By Bridget Toomey
Dec 1st, 2019
Comments Off on Know the Truth About a Technology Takeover in Healthcare
Although artificial intelligence may seem like a scary concept, it doesn’t change the need for medical coders. Technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning are constant topics in healthcare boardrooms across the country. Just 20 year...
By Bridget Toomey
In Billing
Feb 5th, 2019
Comments Off on Finding Revenue Cycle Inefficiencies Is a Team Effort
Coding clean-up crew lays the groundwork to improve healthcare reimbursement through denial management. In large healthcare business offices, medical billers and coders are often in separate departments, with separate leadership. Although the medical ...
By Bridget Toomey
Sep 11th, 2018
Comments Off on Improve Ovarian Cancer Coding Through Awareness
Understanding this devastating disease is key to accurate ICD-10-CM code selection. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women in the United States, but is the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers, with a five-year survival rate of 46.5 ...