Jun 12th, 2018
The typical path to becoming a medical coder starts with a recently graduated high school student who is detail-oriented, enjoys healthcare and anatomy, and learning about medical records and the physician revenue cycle. But not all medical coders start out that way. Some people pursue a career in medical coding because there is the potential to work ...
In Coding
Oct 15th, 2015
What is the difference between a skilled nursing facility (SNF), place of (POS) code 31, and a nursing facility (NF), POS code 32. Per CPT®, POS code is 31 describes a facility that primarily provides inpatient skilled nursing care and related services to patients who require medical, nursing, or rehabilitation services, but does not provide ...
Oct 15th, 2010
An Institute of Medicine (IOM) report released Oct. 5 calls for nurses to take on a larger, more independent role in the health care arena. Whereas nursing advocates are all for equal work and equal pay, physician organizations have a different opinion. IOM Report Proposes “Future of Nursing” was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by ...
May 1st, 2010
By Kerin Draak, MS, WHNP-BC, CPC, CEMC, COBGC Providers of long-term care services must comply with several different regulating criteria, and it is the coder’s responsibility to understand applicable rules when coding these unique services. In recent years, there have been extensive changes in the Nursing Facility Services section of the CPT® manual. Although this ...
In CMS
Jan 29th, 2010
National Government Services — the Part B Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for jurisdiction 13 (Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky and New York) — is implementing a prepay edit for a particular Nursing Facility Visits CPT® code due to recent service specific prepay audit results conducted by its medical review department. NGS Implements Prepay Edit for 99310 was last modified: July ...