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 ...
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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 ...
Know the type of work and requirements, and debunk the myths surrounding coding/billing from home. By Robin Moore, CPC, CCMA You see jobs for remote coding and billing advertised everywhere: schools promote it, recruiters tempt you with it, and your coworkers says it’s their dream to work from home. It sounds great, but is working ...
Clear and precise patient statements will get you paid faster. By Tameka J. Duncan, CPC, CPB, CPPM Accounts receivable collections on patient balances are vital to the sustainability of any physician’s office. Although it’s best practice to collect co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles, and self-pay payments up front — either during the check-in or check-out process — ...
Save time and make money by updating your payment processes. For many healthcare practitioners, collecting patient payments is a challenge. Using the proper tools, however, healthcare practitioners can implement streamlined payment acceptance practices to better sustain their business. Don’t Leave Money on the Table when Billing According to a study from global management firm McKinsey ...