Apr 16th, 2018
Mayo Clinic has given an estimated 400 medical transcriptionists at its Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., campuses until May 19 to accept a voluntary separation package, or risk unemployment due to job attrition. Alternatively, they can apply for a different position within the company. The offer coincides with the medical practice and research group’s ...
In Billing
Apr 13th, 2018
As Americans scramble to finish filing their 2017 taxes ― due April 17 ― let’s look at where a big chunk of tax refunds are spent: deferred healthcare. Because of out-of-pocket expenses and high deductibles, people are waiting until after they receive tax payment back to have medical conditions, treatment, and procedures done. A JP Morgan Chase ...
Billing for new patients requires three key elements and a thorough knowledge of the rules. A persistent concern when reporting evaluation and management (E/M) services is determining whether a patient is new or established to the practice. New patient codes carry higher relative value units (RVUs), and for that reason are consistently under the watchful ...
In CMS
Feb 8th, 2018
A diverse group of leaders, including former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Andy Slavitt, have come together to form a new movement that will champion the cause of affordable healthcare without mucking up the works with politics. They call it United States of Care. Serving as Board Chair of United ...
A clear understanding of these eating disorders ensures accurate ICD-10-CM reporting. Studies show that 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder, of which anorexia and bulimia are common types. Both conditions are the result of inappropriate caloric intake, but there are important distinctions you must know to code these services ...