In Audit
Jul 10th, 2018
Credentials open many doors to career opportunities. Which one will you enter? AAPC provides training and examination for every certification you could ever need to work in the business of healthcare. If you are new to the business of healthcare, you may not know which certification will help you to achieve your dream job. You ...
In Audit
Jun 1st, 2018
If you just got one in the mail, don’t panic. Here’s why you probably received it, and how you should respond to it. The Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program, which calculates the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) program improper payment rate based on stratified random samples of Medicare FFS claims, continuously finds the same five leading causes ...
In Billing
May 25th, 2018
Spondylolisthesis is a perfect example of why ICD-10 requires improved clinical documentation. In ICD-9, Acquired spondylolisthesis was reported with one code, 738.4. In ICD-10, there are 14 codes: M43.00 Spondylolysis, site unspecified M43.04 Spondylolysis, thoracic region M43.05 Spondylolysis, thoracolumbar region M43.06 Spondylolysis, lumbar region M43.07 Spondylolysis, lumbosacral region ...
Providers educated on new measures ensure accurate and updated patient health status. Written by: Meera Mohanakrishnan, MS, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CRC, CPC-I, CCS More than 90 percent of health plans use Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) to measure healthcare and service performance from overuse and appropriateness to chronic condition management. For 2018, the ...
Apr 16th, 2018
Mayo Clinic has given an estimated 400 medical transcriptionists at its Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., campuses until May 19 to accept a voluntary separation package, or risk unemployment due to job attrition. Alternatively, they can apply for a different position within the company. The offer coincides with the medical practice and research group’s ...