In Audit
Jun 15th, 2018
Consider a career as a healthcare business professional. The hoopla of graduating high school is over, and now everyone is asking you, “What are you going to do next?” You might give the obligatory response, “Go to college,” because that’s what everyone expects. But is that the right answer? Learn a Trade that Pays Unless ...
Jun 13th, 2018
A medical coder transforms healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. Those codes are taken from medical record documentation, such as physician’s notes, laboratory and radiologic results, etc., to be paid by insurance carriers and government payers. Medical coders check the medical chart to ensure the codes are correct and ...
May 31st, 2018
There are more codes in the ICD-10-Procedure Coding System used by hospitals in 2019’s code set, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ recent release. Procedure Code Set Expands The PCS system now has 78,881 codes, growing larger as more codes are added to accomodate procedures being performed on inpatients. Overall, the changes look like ...
In Coding
Jun 16th, 2016
Interactions between providers and patients, staff and patients, and providers and hospital employees play a major role in how patients perceive their hospital or physician visits. There are several ways to ensure that the patient is having a positive experience. Here are four areas to focus on to improve patient experience.       Implement ...
In Audit
Jun 8th, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made a number of changes to the Recovery Audit Program for 2016. One of those changes is the length of time a provider has to submit a Discussion Request to a recovery audit contractor (RAC) following an automated review. CMS is also establishing Additional Documentation Request ...