Nov 1st, 2012
By Jaci Johnson CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CPC-H, CPC-I Whether performing an audit or providing education, when it comes to evaluation and management (E/M) coding, your first consideration should be accurate, compliant information and results. Choose Reliable Resources Our reliable resources are the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 1995 and 1997 Documentation Guidelines for ...
Nov 1st, 2012
By Angela Jordan, CPC  The key to successful electronic health record (EHR) implementation is not only selecting the right system, but ensuring you have the right people involved in the process from day one. The team should be comprised of one member from each area of the practice to represent all who ultimately must use ...
Sep 1st, 2012
By Thomas A. Maher, CPA, CPC Are you intrigued at the prospect of reducing your medical claims coding costs? Have you heard the promise of an electronic health record (EHR) that will eliminate your paper records and choose billable codes for you? My advice: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. ...
Aug 1st, 2012
By Erin Andersen, CPC, CHC The age of electronic health records (EHRs) has begun. The days of deciphering illegible chicken scratches, cajoling busy physicians to write more than 10 words, and extensive searches for missing charts will one day be extinct. The EHR allows coders to work from home, promises a more complete record, timesaving ...