A nurse’s background and expertise makes for a great liaison between doctors and insurance companies. Experienced nurses who have held traditional nursing roles make excellent candidates for coding, corporate, and managed care positions. They have a clinical understanding of medical procedures, and appreciate how coding and provider documentation complement each other. Let’s explore how a ...
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Jun 7th, 2018
Self-education from reliable sources enhances your value to employers and gives you a sense of self-worth. We can never say we’re done learning because:We work hard to earn professional certifications, but certifications are not an end goal; rather, they are a milepost along the road of continuing education. Every year, diagnosis codes, procedure codes, and ...
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Jun 7th, 2018
Is the anemia due to a malignancy or an adverse effect to treatment of the malignancy? Proper ICD-10-CM coding of anemia requires the coder to know what is causing the condition. Let’s look at types of anemia, and medical coding and sequencing of the disease when it is caused by a malignancy or adverse effect. ...
Better equip yourself to answer patient questions and secure patient cost-sharing. Nothing stays the same for long in this industry, so even if you are a seasoned healthcare business professional, you may not know all types of insurances and plans available, and how they work. A quick review will assist you in correctly coding, billing, ...
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Jun 7th, 2018
  Q What is proper coding if an anesthesiologist performs perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), 93355? Per the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI), TEE is bundled to the primary anesthesia service (00560), which results in non-payment of the TEE when reporting both services. A The short answer is, in the scenario described, compliant coding is 00560 ...