Nov 1st, 2014
Billing relies on documentation to reflect time, resources, and complexity of services accurately. by Janice G. Jacobs, CPA, CPC, CPCO, CCS, ROCC Oncology practices are continually challenged to gain appropriate reimbursement for services performed, resources used, and drugs dispensed. Let’s address potential billing, coding, and documentation problems where lack of understanding can adversely aff...
Apr 1st, 2013
By Janice G. Jacobs, CPA, CPC, CPCO, CCS, ROCC In 1997, the American Medical Association (AMA) added codes to the echocardiology section of the CPT® codebook to further define echocardiograms when performed with a confirmed congenital anomaly. Although the intent was to identify a special situation that does not fall into the normal echocardiology realm, ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Janice G. Jacobs, CPA, CPC, CCS, ROCC The term “meaningful use” in reference to the stimulus payment for electronic health records (EHRs) has been a source of confusion for providers who want criteria compliance with the incentive. To clarify further, Congress established the following three requirements for meaningful use: 1. Using EHRs in a ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Janice G. Jacobs, CPA, CPC, CCS, ROCC Stereotactic radiosurgery is a noninvasive method of delivering external radiation to eradicate or immobilize tumors or other abnormalities using highly-focused gamma rays or X-ray beams that converge on the area of interest with minimal damage to the surrounding tissues. Stereotactic radiosurgery is performed on various types of ...
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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, ...