Intermountain Healthcare recently combined 35 telehealth programs into what it calls a “virtual hospital,” touting the new service’s ability to reach underserved areas. Connect Care Pro will not only service patients directly, but cut healthcare costs for inpatients, the system says. Telehealth is Broad Solution The Utah-based system has 22 hospitals, including regional facilities...
Nov 1st, 2014
When choosing codes, factor in age, time, CMS, CPT®, and bundling rules. by Holly Cassano, CPC Proper documentation and coding of critical care services depend not only on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and CPT® guidelines, but also the payer (individual payers may have unique critical care requirements). To help ensure you ...
Feb 1st, 2009
New neonatal care codes add beats to little hearts By Kimberley Floyd Waldman, CPC, CPC-H, CCC, MCMC, CHA Four million babies are born in the United States each year. Of these 4 million babies, 500,000 are born premature or less than 37 weeks old. Because premature births are so common, neonatal medicine is essential. The ...