In Coding
Feb 12th, 2018
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, aggressive skin cancer that develops from hormone making cells in the skin. Unlike basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma, MCC will often metastasize to the lymph nodes and internal organs. The cure rate is reported at 80 percent for those cases that have not yet metastasized, and drops ...
Dec 13th, 2016
Account for DRG and comorbidity adjustments and ensure all active medical treatments and diagnoses are documented. Part of our responsibility as healthcare business professionals is to understand the financial realities of healthcare delivery and reimbursement. For those of us working in mental health, this means learning the “ins and outs” of the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility ...
Jul 1st, 2011
Replace bad coding habits with good ones to get the best possible reimbursement. By Jacqueline Nash-Bloink, MBA, CPC-I, CPC, CMRS Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) coding is a method of determining reimbursement based on the patient’s diagnosis. Generally, the more severe the diagnosis, the higher the reimbursement. HCC coding differs from CPT®-based evaluation and management (E/M) ...