Author "John Verhovshek"

By John Verhovshek
Feb 14th, 2019
Many of the articles you see in Healthcare Business Monthly and our Knowledge Center are written by AAPC members. Who better to understand the needs of healthcare business professionals than those working “in the trenches,” every day? Who better to of...
By John Verhovshek
In Coding
Feb 6th, 2019
Both the 1995 and 1997 Evaluation and Management Documentation Guidelines define a review of systems (ROS) as an account of body systems obtained through a series of questions seeking to spot signs and symptoms that the patient may be experiencing, or...
By John Verhovshek
In Coding
Feb 5th, 2019
Call on AAPC Coder and NCCI code pair edits for support. Many procedures in the CPT® code book are designated “separate procedures,” but that doesn’t mean you can report those procedures separately in every case. First, you must consider other procedu...
By John Verhovshek
In Coding
Feb 1st, 2019
As a required component of any E/M service, the history of present illness (HPI) is a chronological description of the development of the patient’s present illness, from the first sign or symptom, or previous encounter, to the present. Both the 1995 a...
By John Verhovshek
In Billing
Jan 31st, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised its Skilled Nursing Facility Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (SNF ABN), last spring, and at the same time discontinued five Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Denial Letters. Here a...