Jul 11th, 2008
WASHINGTON – Though it’s still on the horizon, the anticipated change from the current ICD-9 Medicare physician and hospital billing code systems to ICD-10 could cost healthcare providers a hefty amount of money, effort and time and could result in lost reimbursements if not done right, experts warn. Full Article Healthcare IT News: Plan now ...
Jul 11th, 2008
—More than 1,800 coders packed up their sunscreen and sunglasses and headed here on June 8-11, to enjoy the 90 degree weather and the chance to “See the World of Coding” at the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) 16th National Conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Full Article Advance for Health ...
Jun 13th, 2008
You may have heard that hiring staff is one of the later tasks to be completed in the run up to opening your doors. But ideally, that process should begin much further in advance — think months rather than weeks — and be inextricably linked to the raison d’être of your business. Full Article Physicians ...
Jun 13th, 2008
An advance beneficiary notice (ABN) may seem like just another piece of paperwork to you and your patients, but having a valid ABN on file is critical to keeping your practice afloat if you see a lot of Medicare patients. Full Article Enterprise Imaging: Knowing the ABCs of ABNs was last modified: July 5th, 2011 ...
May 19th, 2008
What are a radiologist’s rights and responsibilities to a patient when a referring physician’s order is counter to the radiologist’s best judgment? The Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services’ (CMS) policy on this issue may shed some light. Full Article Enterprise Imaging: “Facing the Changes” was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...