Jan 1st, 2015
Navigate complex state rules and comply with payers’ coverage guidelines and bylaws. By Joette Derricks, MPA, CMPE, CPC, CHC, CSSGB In 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) established a definition for a qualified healthcare professional (QHP), in terms of which providers may report medical services: “A ‘physician or other qualified health care professional’ is an ...
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Dec 10th, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is collaborating with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) for a webinar on ICD-10 and CDI, today, (Wednesday, December 10) from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will cover: Why detailed clinical documentation is important for the ICD-10 transition Steps for training your staff ...
Aug 1st, 2007
By Catherine Gray, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CPC-CS In just a few weeks you’ll start using more than 100 new ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes. Keep in mind that the grace period disappeared a few years ago, so these codes are required after Oct. 1, 2007. Prepare yourself for 2008 with this overview of the new codes. New ...