Author "Chelle Johnson"

By Chelle Johnson
May 2nd, 2018
Break out of bad coding habits related to this chronic skin condition. Written by: Chelle Johnson, CPC, CPMA, CPCO, CPPM, CEMC, AAPC Fellow Hidradenitis suppurativa, also known as Verneuil’s disease or acne inversa, is a lesser-known chronic skin cond...
By Chelle Johnson
Mar 1st, 2018
Ask “WWAD?” and then apply these tips to patient and colleague interactions. By Chelle Johnson, CPC, CPMA, CPCO, CPPM, CEMC, AAPC Fellow The medical world is still an arena where, regardless of how much technology is available, face-to-face communicat...
By Chelle Johnson
In Billing
Nov 2nd, 2017
If you are as enthusiastic about medical billing and reimbursement, it can be vexing when we receive a denial. Here are some tried and true points that every biller should know to address a true appeal correctly. Know Your Coding In today’s multitask...
By Chelle Johnson
In CMS
Sep 25th, 2017
With so many forms being required these days, it is easy to get lost in the terminology, rules, and coding requirements. This is a frequent issue with the Medicare-Fee-For-Service program and the Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) form. Most of us are f...
By Chelle Johnson
In Coding
Sep 25th, 2017
When coding a previous or current cesarean-section (C-section) scar, Z98.891 History of uterine scar from previous surgery is appropriate when the mother is receiving antepartum care and has had a previous C-section delivery with no abnormalities. You...