Jun 21st, 2018
If you want to be a medical coder in a facility, there are a lot of ways to get your foot in the door.  Once your toe crosses the threshold, experts say, you may have to take several steps to get to the job you want. Facility and Health System Jobs are Plentiful Just short of ...
Jun 13th, 2018
A medical coder transforms healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. Those codes are taken from medical record documentation, such as physician’s notes, laboratory and radiologic results, etc., to be paid by insurance carriers and government payers. Medical coders check the medical chart to ensure the codes are correct and ...
Jun 7th, 2018
One of the new HCPCS Level II codes effective July 1 is creating a buzz as the Medicare Learning Network announced jurisdiction will be the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Medicare Administrative Contractor’s (MAC). Q9994 goes into effect at the beginning of July, allowing providers to report a new technology that will help patients being fed via enteral. ...
In Coding
Jun 6th, 2018
Don’t let procedural coding intimidate you; it may turn out to be your preferred code set. I admit it: I was very intimidated at the thought of using a procedural coding system (PCS), at first. Prior to Oct. 1, 2015, I coded inpatient procedures using ICD-9-CM Volume 3 codes, which were three to four numeric ...
In Billing
Jun 4th, 2018
Medicare stipulates precise requirements for billing audiology technicians’ services. As outlined in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Transmittal 84 in February 2008, these requirements are distinct from those governing audiologists’ billing. Filter on R84BP. Audiology Services Must Meet Basic Requirements Audiology services—whether provided by an audiologist or audiology tec...