In Coding
Aug 9th, 2018
A lot rides on you knowing the difference between a preventive service and a diagnostic screening. Title I, Part A, Subpart II, Section 2713.a.1 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, requires commercial insurance plans to cover preventive screening services rated A or B by the U.S. Preventive Services ...
In Billing
Jul 25th, 2018
Medical coders are at the front line of the fight to stop human trafficking with new ICD-10-CM codes effective October 1. And the American Hospital Association (AHA) is encouraging medical coders to identify signs in the documentation and use the new codes. Trafficking Terms in Documentation The AHA believes providers see victims of human trafficking ...
In Audit
Jul 5th, 2018
Eligible clinicians can now see the results of their 2017 performance in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Feedback includes performance category scores, final scores, and 2019 MIPS payment adjustments. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is mandated under MACRA to adjust payments for professional services furnished to Medicare patients provided by MIPS ...
In Coding
Jun 28th, 2018
For osteoporosis ICD-10 diagnosis coding, you have to know what type of osteoporosis the patient has been diagnosed with. Osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease, and is characterized by diffuse reduction in bone density due to a decrease in the bone mass. Causes may include senility (old age), inadequate intake of calcium and vitamin ...
Jun 27th, 2018
When it comes to a coder’s arsenal of resources to verify a physician’s medical coding accuracy, the staples of the trade are CPT®, ICD-9, ICD-10, and HCPCS Level II code books. But today, there are more options: electronic options. For example, encoder software such as AAPC Coder, which searches the four medical code sets using ...