Dec 3rd, 2018
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Most chapters had their 2016 taxes deducted from the 3rd quarter payment on November 15th. We have heard from officers who believe they were charged incorrectly for the taxes. Keep in mind that taxes were calculated on the information AAPC received from the officers at the end of 2016, and in some cases, it is ...
Five AAPCCA board members say goodbye, share sentiments. AAPC established the non-profit AAPC Chapter Association (AAPCCA) to create, maintain, and sustain the infrastructure of local chapters through approachable and accountable support. The AAPCCA board of directors provides policy, rules, regulations, direction, and advice to AAPC local chapters and ensures local chapters function in accordance ...
Healthcare business professionals have a duty to respect the claims process and our profession. The False Claims Act (FCA) imposes liability on anyone who knowingly presents, or causes to be presented, a false or fraudulent claim for payment, or who conspires to submit a false claim for payment. Because auditors, coders, and billers work on ...
Missing records are devastating, and surprisingly common audit findings. By Lisa Jensen, MHBL, FACMPE, CPC You’ve heard it a million times: Misusing modifiers will lead to trouble. Article after article enumerate the pitfalls of “outlier” status (i.e., reporting too many high-level evaluation and management (E/M) services). Coders are warned repeatedly against charging separately for services ...
May 1st, 2012
Place of service errors are on the OIG hit list, so be sure your coding is up to par. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has included place-of-service (POS) errors as an area for review in its ...