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 ...
May 1st, 2010
By William P. Galvin, CPC In a perfect world, a patient’s admission date and the initial hospital service date would be identical. In the real world, however, the physician doesn’t always provide the initial service on the admission date. The question often arises: How do you code such a case? Call on 99221-99223 Codes 99221-99223 ...