In Audit
May 1st, 2014
Use the latest OIG work plan to amp up your compliance plan and audit efforts. By Michael D. Miscoe, JD, CPC, CASCC, CUC, CCPC, CPCO The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released its annual work plan, outlining the new and ongoing hot spots for healthcare fraud and abuse ...
Dec 1st, 2012
By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC The practice of medicine constantly evolves. Established roads change direction. Familiar landmarks disappear, and new paths emerge. Even those who know the lay of the land can feel lost in an ever-shifting terrain of technologies, methods, and standards of care. To keep ...
Oct 1st, 2011
Keep safe by using coverage analysis as a good risk management strategy. By Duwayne Barrett, MBA, RPSGT, CPC-P Clinical trials are an end stage in the lengthy research process of finding better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Like all health care services, however, clinical trials (ICD-9-CM code V70.7 Examination of participant in clinical ...
In Coding
Mar 8th, 2011
By I. A. Barot, MD For 2011, there are six CPT® code changes in the field of neurology/sleep medicine. The additions are primarily the result of the home sleep testing (HST) or portable monitoring (PM), which recently have emerged as a potential lower-cost pathway to screening at-risk patients for sleep-disordered breathing (SBD), including mainly obstructive ...
Mar 1st, 2011
By I. A. Barot, MD For 2011, there are six CPT® code changes in the field of neurology/sleep medicine. The additions are primarily the result of the home sleep testing (HST) or portable monitoring (PM), which recently have emerged as a potential lower-cost pathway to screening at-risk patients for sleep-disordered breathing (SBD), including mainly obstructive ...