In Audit
Sep 14th, 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has provided its latest, monthly Work Plan update. The Work Plan “sets forth various projects including OIG audits and evaluations that are underway or planned to be addressed during the fiscal year and beyond by OIG’s Office of Audit Services and ...
Apr 11th, 2018
Flint, Michigan’s water crisis forces screening and in-depth health assessments of 30,000 children who were exposed to lead-tainted drinking water. The water crisis occurred between April 2014-October 2015, when the Flint water supply was switched from Detroit’s treated Lake Huron water to polluted Flint River water. The 18-month exposure to lead-contaminated water may have long-term ...
Nov 19th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it has $32 million in available funds to support families with children eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). According to a November 16 press release, CMS says, “Medicaid and CHIP provide comprehensive coverage to the nation’s most vulnerable children,” and the funds ...
May 1st, 2012
Signs and symptoms will determine the type and your code choice. By Susan Ward, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC I am sitting at my desk coding operative reports when the telephone rings. I answer the phone and help a patient with a billing question. When I hang up, my physician asks me a question ...
May 1st, 2012
Weed through the guidance to properly append this commonly confused modifier. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC, and Rita Von Holtum, CPC-H Nearly 18 months since its introduction at the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) 2010 CPT® Symposium, modifier 33 Preventive service continues to cause confusion. Here, we review eight quick tips that teach you when and ...