Communication is essential to a smooth appeals process. Your practice was the subject of a special investigation unit (SIU) audit, and now the payer is asking for a refund. You have two choices: pay or appeal. If you disagree with the findings, the sm...
A clear understanding of these eating disorders ensures accurate ICD-10-CM reporting. Studies show that 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder, of which anorexia and bulimia are common types. Both conditions are the resu...
Encounter codes require knowing sequencing guidelines and Medicare exceptions. When applied correctly, Z codes improve claims accuracy and specificity, and help to establish medical necessity for treatment. That’s reason enough to get to know them bet...
From front-end to back-end, see where your team can save the most time and money. An efficient revenue management team is vital to your practice’s financial health and sustainability, but it’s critical to have well-documented procedures in place. Rea...
2018 ICD-10-CM coding updates expand your options for specificity. For 2018, ICD-10-CM Chapter 9: Diseases of the Circulatory System (I00-I99) includes expanded code choices for pulmonary hypertension. Let’s review what you need to know to report thes...
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