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 ...
Jul 8th, 2019
Compliance means providers not only have a compliance plan, but they use it. Navigating the healthcare fraud and abuse laws can be an overwhelming process. Healthcare is one of the most heavily scrutinized industries in our nation. The good news is that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has provided many resources to increase our ...
Use your job-related pet peeves to initiate better communication in your healthcare organization. Pet peeves are things other people do that annoy you. I’m sure you can think of lots of things your physicians do that get on your nerves. Here’s my top 10 list of a medical coder’s pet peeves, with tips for resolution. ...
In Billing
Jul 8th, 2019
Free resources that will help you report provider services accurately. Due to productivity demands, medical coders may be tempted to rely on word of mouth for answers to coding questions, rather than to read guidelines, policies, rules, and instructions to substantiate coding decisions. Although seeking the advice of knowledgeable and experienced coders may be necessary ...
In Coding
Jul 8th, 2019
Although coding in this area may seem complex, you can simplify it with a quick review of requirements and carrier policies. Coding for spinal cord stimulation lead implantation is thought to be too complex and difficult for some. There are several reasons for this perception: There are coding differences based on the site of service ...