May 1st, 2012
With a trend moving toward hospital care, consider chargemaster basics. By Dorothy Steed, CPA, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CPMA, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, ACS-OP, RCC, RMC As more physicians head under the hospital umbrella to furnish cost-effective care, opportunities are opening for coders in the facility environment. Your doctor may be considering a move ...
By Michael D. Miscoe, CPC, CHCC At the recent AAPC National Conference in Anaheim, I was asked an excellent question during ad-hoc networking. The question was, “Is subsequent inpatient E/M services or discharge evaluations following surgery within the global period reportable? If so, what modifier is appropriate?” As is the case with most coding questions, ...