Author "John Verhovshek"

By John Verhovshek
In Coding
Sep 10th, 2018
For non-Medicare payers, temporary codes provide the most accurate reporting and reimbursement of these clinically complex procedures. Unlike other flaps used for breast reconstruction, deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps preserve muscle ...
By John Verhovshek
In CMS
Sep 4th, 2018
Comments Off on Medicare Proposes Big E/M Changes
Be aware of three proposals that would make coding these services easier, but also may negatively affect physician reimbursement. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed radical changes that, if finalized, would ease the do...
By John Verhovshek
Aug 24th, 2018
Healthcare providers in North Carolina who receive state funds for the provision of healthcare services are facing important deadlines to begin using their state’s dedicated health information exchange (HIE), called NC HealthConnex. For most providers...
By John Verhovshek
In Audit
Aug 17th, 2018
Learning to perform coding audits is an important piece of an effective compliance program; but, what’s the difference between internal and external coding audits? An internal audit is one that is performed by members of the organization or practice. ...
By John Verhovshek
In CMS
Aug 17th, 2018
If you’re interested to learn more about the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, you’ll get your chance on Monday, August 27. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar that day, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eas...