In Billing
Apr 5th, 2018
A representative from the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a listening session regarding proposed updates to the documentation guidelines for evaluation and management (E/M) services on March 21st. The listening session was to get feedback from stakeholders on policy proposals for upcoming notice and comment ...
Accurate coding and better documentation can help raise red flags when patient abuse is present. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States; and each year, drug abuse causes millions of serious illnesses or injuries across America. Commonly ...
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released a new recommendation for obesity screening in children and adolescents. The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older, and offer or refer overweight individuals to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight status. This recommendation is bas...
When you can speak the language, correct reimbursement comes naturally. As healthcare business professionals, we’re expected to know the meaning of an infinite number of terms. It’s inevitable for some terms to be misinterpreted. For example, the terms “global service,” “global surgical package,” and “global period” often are used interchangeably, but they are distinct. To ...
It can mean the difference between getting paid for services and a hospital eating the cost. If you work in a teaching facility with residents, chances are you’ve had difficulty sorting through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines for proper billing of these services. Things start to make sense, however, if you ...