Nothing is more humiliating or human than the mistakes we make at work. A few years ago, Spanish-speaking Pope Francis flubbed a vowel during a Vatican blessing, turning a common Italian word into something … well, pretty bad. Before shocked pilgrims could gasp, he corrected himself. A reporter later confronted him about his error, and ...
May 31st, 2017
Have you ever wondered how to approach a physician who you’ve only see once or twice in the office because they are busy with inpatients, nursing home patients, etc.? It may seem intimidating; but if you are tactful, you can communicate effectively and with confidence. Billing and coding errors by providers are common: from selecting incorrect evaluation and ...
In Audit
Mar 2nd, 2012
If your practice is accredited to perform advanced diagnostic imaging (ADI) and is receiving denials from Medicare, don’t panic. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has instructed all contractors to review each ADI claim denial and reprocess those claims deemed to be incorrectly denied in a timely manner. CMS says providers need not ...
In Audit
Sep 20th, 2011
If you’re doing outpatient surgery in a facility, make sure you’re reporting the right place-of-service (POS) code. After finding 83 percent of a sample of POS 11 claims miscoded and overpaid in 2009, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recommended several actions to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in a Sept. 7 ...
In Coding
Nov 16th, 2009
By now the official CPT® 2010 manual is either in your hands or on its way. To ensure coding accuracy, however, you will need to update your book with some new information now posted on the AAPC Web site. AMA Posts Corrections to CPT® 2010 was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...