Jul 9th, 2019
Have a plan to save your livelihood when natural disaster strikes. With today’s technology, medical coders, billers, and other healthcare business professionals can complete all the technical and administrative aspects of their job from the comforts of home. If you are a remote employee, or work from home on occasion, have you considered what would ...
AAPC’s Regional Conference in New York City (Aug. 19-21) is a must for anyone who works in the business of healthcare such as medical coders, billers, and auditors. With so many opportunities for education, networking, and vendor resources all in one amazing place, this conference will certainly take your career to new heights! This year’s ...
In CMS
Jul 7th, 2019
The Seattle Children’s Hospital has reopened  its 14 operating rooms after removing mold that it said killed one child and sickened five in 2018. Originally discovered last year, a May discovery was one of many that prompted the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to threaten the hospital’s Medicare provider agreement. According to Fox ...
In CMS
Jul 1st, 2019
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) national coverage policy rules have been streamlined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as the minimally invasive intravenous procedure becomes more commonplace. However, it is still consider a clinical trial because of its relatively recent development. CMS said it will continue to cover TAVR under coverage with evidence ...
In Coding
Jun 4th, 2019
Here’s a first: Medical coders will have fewer procedural codes in 2020 from which to choose. The facility procedural code set will go from 78,881 codes to 77,559 codes effective Oct. 1, 2019. There are 734 code additions, 2,056 deletions, and two revisions, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Additions to ...