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Author "Pam Brooks"

By Pam Brooks
In Billing
Aug 2nd, 2021
There are pros and cons to this final decision, and nobody is spared. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Inpatient Only (IPO) list is an inventory of procedures and services Medicare will pay for only when a beneficiary is admitt...
By Pam Brooks
Dec 1st, 2020
A perspective of men in medical coding...
By Pam Brooks
Jun 30th, 2020
Comments Off on Surviving Mergers, Acquisitions, and Organizational Restructurings
Surviving mergers, acquisitions, and organizational restructurings...
By Pam Brooks
Apr 1st, 2018
Comments Off on Scribes Let Physicians Focus on the Patient
Know their role, benefits, and requirements for documenting encounters in the medical record. With the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), providers often find themselves paying more attention to the computer screen in the exam room—filling ...
By Pam Brooks
In Coding
Feb 2nd, 2018
Comments Off on Satisfy Incident-to and Physician Extender Requirements
Understand federal and state scope-of-practice rules to ensure proper billing. Incident-to billing is a cost-efficient way for physician extenders, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants (PAs), to deliver patient care because they can pr...