In CMS
May 1st, 2010
Go to the source and find out how the new rules pertain to you. By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC On Jan. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted revised standards regarding Medicare anesthesia teaching programs. These changes result from the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 ...
In Coding
Dec 26th, 2009
Correct coding relies on ICD-9-CM diagnosis assignment and sequencing. By Melissa Fincham, CPC, CPC-H Diagnosis code sequencing can become a nightmare when wading through all the available coding and regulatory guidance. You can simplify the process by differentiating reimbursement policies set forth by your fiscal intermediary (FI) or Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) from the guidance ...
In Coding
Dec 26th, 2009
Common documentation and coding errors undermine anesthesiology reimbursement. By Pam Linton, CPC Anesthesia groups must take the appropriate steps to reduce or eliminate common documentation and coding mistakes if they are to collect every dollar to which they are entitled. Reducing errors requires a detailed, up-to-date understanding of anesthesia coding, a working knowledge of anatomy, ...