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By Guest Contributor
In Coding
Sep 19th, 2018
I started my career in clinical medicine as a physician assistant; however, I found my passion for healthcare business when two local physicians started a diagnostic radiology center and asked me to help. At the time, I did not realize that healthcar...
By Guest Contributor
Sep 11th, 2018
Medical group shows you how to offset fee-for-service revenue loss by effectively using a pay-for-performance model. The journey toward value in healthcare — increasing your organization’s ability to take on risk by elevating quality of care and reduc...
By Guest Contributor
Sep 11th, 2018
Diagnosis code choice relies on a thorough understanding of the four classifications of abnormal cell growth severity. The good news about cancer coding is that it is generally straightforward. If you can familiarize yourself with a few key pathology ...
By Guest Contributor
Sep 11th, 2018
Comments Off on OIG Work Plan: July 2018 Need-to-know Updates
Make time to compare your compliance efforts with OIG’s monthly work plan updates. It has been a year since the Office of Inspector General (OIG) changed its Work Plan format and began issuing monthly updates. The monthly breakdown provides updates an...
By Guest Contributor
Sep 11th, 2018
Scrubbing is the best way to ensure your claims are clean of unbundling overpayments. A hospital finance department should not treat National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits as irrelevant to inpatient billing simply because payers don’t use t...