Author "John Verhovshek"

By John Verhovshek
In Coding
Mar 6th, 2019
Undercoding, or reporting a lesser service than was performed and documented, is sometimes employed as a defensive strategy to stave off claims denials or audits. But, undercoding can make a provider an outlier, and may create consequential patient ca...
By John Verhovshek
In Billing
Mar 5th, 2019
Meet Medicare requirements when a provider expects a patient to be admitted for an inpatient stay of at least two midnights. If you report hospital inpatient services for Medicare patients, you need to know about the two-midnight rule. If you haven’t ...
By John Verhovshek
In CMS
Feb 21st, 2019
Advance care planning (ACP) is “learning about and considering the types of decisions that will need to be made at the time of an eventual life-ending situation and what the patient’s preferences would be regarding those decisions,” per CPT Assistant ...
By John Verhovshek
In CMS
Feb 21st, 2019
A split or shared visit occurs when both a physician and a qualified non-physician practitioner (NPP) meet face-to-face with a Medicare patient on the same date of service, and the work of the physician and the NPP are “combined” into a single E/M ser...
By John Verhovshek
In Coding
Feb 15th, 2019
When reporting osteoporosis ICD-10-CM codes, you’ll need to choose from two separate code subcategories. Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a systemic condition affecting all bones of the musculoskeletal system. Osteoporosis occurs when too litt...