May 13th, 2015
May 19 is national “Hepatitis Testing Day” in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it will use this day as an opportunity to remind healthcare providers and the public who should be tested for chronic viral hepatitis. Understand the Disease Hepatitis is a liver disease that results from a viral ...
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May 31st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says it has identified a Medicare claims processing system issue that is causing certain preventive services rendered in the outpatient hospital setting to be processed incorrectly. The following information provides the action that will be taken by Medicare claims administration contractors: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (...
Nov 1st, 2007
By Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CCS-P When should you report an immunization code? And how exactly do you decide which codes to use? These are questions every seasoned coder has faced at one point or another. During the immunization process, a patient is exposed to a small amount of a virus or toxin. In response, ...