In Coding
Feb 12th, 2020
Since 1963, February has been “American Heart Month,” and the American Heart Association has been leading its awareness. The goal during this month is to acknowledge heart disease and to raise money for research and education. Most heart disease can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle changes and avoiding the factors that put stress on ...
In Coding
Feb 11th, 2020
Lobar pneumonia references a form of pneumonia that affects a specific lobe or lobes of the lung. This is a bacterial pneumonia and is most commonly community acquired. Antibiotics are almost always necessary to clear this type of pneumonia. The antibiotic is chosen based on the causative organism identified or suspected. This type of pneumonia ...
In Audit
Feb 11th, 2020
MACs may be applying the multiple endoscopy rule incorrectly. In the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the proposal to apply the special rule for multiple endoscopic procedures to the family of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) codes. Real-world Scenario Practices are now getting ...
In Billing
Feb 3rd, 2020
Part 3: Look out for insurance roadblocks and instill policies to ensure coverage for needed healthcare. Over the last couple of months, we have discussed how you can help transgender patients overcome challenges by knowing the limitations of electronic medical records (EMRs) and the importance of good data collection and registration; how the Diagnostic and ...
In Coding
Jan 31st, 2020
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that results in rapid back and forth movement of the head and brain. Improve your diagnosis coding by recognizing the signs and symptoms. Prevent Sports-Related Concussions The Centers for ...