Build an optimal remote team that contributes to your organization’s success. In the 2016 Membership Survey, 26 percent of coders and billers said they work from home some of the time, and 8 percent said they worked from home all of the time. As information and communication technology continues to advance, more remote coding and ...
Payers vary on documentation and coding requirements for telehealth services. The rules for documenting and coding telehealth services are a patchwork. Guidelines for Medicare payers, although evolving, are well established. Private payer rules vary depending on the insurer, the patient’s individual plan, and the state where the services are rendered. Regardless of payer, you’ll need ...
Job-related anxiety and inactivity can take its toll on your mind, body, and spirit; having good habits at home can help. You may know steps to take on the job to be healthier and less stressed (if you don’t, be sure to read the articles listed in the sidebar, “Combat Office Stress and Unhealthy Habits ...
The OIG has their eyes open for medical necessity of these diagnostic studies. By Karla Grimwood, MS, CPC, CPMA, CEMC A provider must keep in mind several things to support compliant coding for diagnostic sleep studies. And the pressure is on: The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has included sleep studies on its annual Work ...
When provider and payer work together, everyone wins. By Marcia A. Maar, COC, CPC, CRC Clean, accurate provider documentation improves reimbursement. To demonstrate, consider the ideal reimbursement process: A patient comes in for an office visit or service. A provider documents the reason for the visit, which proves medical necessity for services provided on the ...