In Coding
Oct 1st, 2019
To help you ease into new coding, consume the changes in the sections that will impact your daily claims processing. Even with a decrease in the amount of ICD-10-PCS codes for fiscal year 2020, it can seem a bit daunting to take in 734 new codes, two revised codes, and 2,056 deleted codes. Now is ...
In CMS
Jul 7th, 2019
The Seattle Children’s Hospital has reopened  its 14 operating rooms after removing mold that it said killed one child and sickened five in 2018. Originally discovered last year, a May discovery was one of many that prompted the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to threaten the hospital’s Medicare provider agreement. According to Fox ...
In Billing
Apr 17th, 2019
Healthcare administration, including medical coding and billing, makes up a huge part of America’s healthcare bill, according to a paper by the Center for American Progress (CAP). Administration Complexity The complexity of all administrative activities include everything from duplicative forms, transferring records, managing claims, and other activities, but CAP estimates payers and provider...
In Coding
Mar 29th, 2019
Here’s a new twist in automation for medical coders when charging 99000 and 99001. How about sending medical samples by drone to the lab? Drones Carry Lab Samples Lab-bound samples at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina are riding autonomous drones in a pilot project that’s part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft ...
In Billing
Feb 25th, 2019
Pilots do it. Bird watchers do it. Even surgeons are starting to do it. Are you taking advantage of checklists to help your medical coding and billing? Rocket Scientists Use Checklists Coding can be – as the saying goes – more complicated than rocket science.  Not only are you translating a provider’s impressions, judgments, actions ...