In Billing
Aug 27th, 2013
Straighten any kinks in initial subluxation claims with good documentation. By Marty Kotlar, DC, CHCC, CBCS Question: I have been treating Medicare patients for the last three years and my office manager recently told me there are specific chiropractic guidelines for a Medicare patient on the initial visit. I did not know that. I just ...
Feb 1st, 2010
Offering a wider scope of services can offset any losses. By Shelley C. Safian, MAOM/HSM, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, CHA On Nov. 20, 2009, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Final Rule in Federal Register regulation CMS-1414-FC,: Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and CY 2010 Payment Rates; Changes to ...
In Coding
Feb 1st, 2010
EMR documentation can create risky record keeping. By Cheryl L. Toth Documentation like the following is becoming more common as coding consultants audit practices that have moved to an electronic medical record (EMR): ¡  A 90-year-old woman who “denied pregnancy as a sign.” ¡  An infant with “good dentation.” ¡  The note for every female ...
In Billing
Feb 1st, 2010
Knowing the challenges can help with implementation and orientation to a new system. By Janice G. Jacobs, CPA, CPC, CCS Electronic health records (EHRs) are electronic versions of a patient’s medical history as maintained by a physician or other health care provider. EHRs contain elements such as patient information, past medical, family and social history, ...
In CMS
Feb 1st, 2010
By Jillian Harrington, MHA, CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P Each October, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) reveals to us in their annual Work Plan what they will be working on with respect to Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) programs and operations in the upcoming year. This plan can give you an idea of what ...