May 1st, 2012
With a trend moving toward hospital care, consider chargemaster basics. By Dorothy Steed, CPA, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CPMA, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, ACS-OP, RCC, RMC As more physicians head under the hospital umbrella to furnish cost-effective care, opportunities are opening for coders in the facility environment. Your doctor may be considering a move ...
May 1st, 2008
By Julie Orton Van, CPC, CPC-E/M, CPC-P-GENSG, OBGYN You are either participating in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) or are thinking about it. If you are among the latter, information may help with your decision. If you are already participating, I’ll clarify some confusing aspects of the initiative. Last December, President Bush signed the ...