In Billing
Apr 17th, 2019
Healthcare administration, including medical coding and billing, makes up a huge part of America’s healthcare bill, according to a paper by the Center for American Progress (CAP). Administration Complexity The complexity of all administrative activities include everything from duplicative forms, transferring records, managing claims, and other activities, but CAP estimates payers and provider...
Jan 18th, 2017
Dr. Vindell Washington, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), discuss how the agencies they oversee have tackled the challenges of meeting clinicians’ data needs in a value-based healthcare system (The CMS Blog, Jan. 17). The goal, they say, is to use the ...
In Billing
Sep 14th, 2016
The kids are back to school and the nights are cool. It must be flu season! Time to make sure your practice is current on the 2016-2017 codes and payment allowances for flu vaccine and administration. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the following pricing information on its website. Code Payment ...
Be diligent with documentation review to overcome coding challenges. There are several things you need to determine to capture the appropriate administration code(s) for vaccinations, such as: Was counseling provided by the provider? How many vaccinations were administered? What was the route of administration? How many components/toxoids were there in each vaccination? In 2011, two ...
Jul 1st, 2011
By Lisa Jensen, MHBL, FACMPE, CPC According to the April 2011 Parents Magazine, 40 percent of school age children are behind on their vaccines. Measles, mumps, whooping cough, and other diseases once nearly eradicated in the United States are again on the rise. The culprit is thought to be a loss of faith in the ...