In Billing
May 23rd, 2019
By Rebecca Caux-Harry, BFA, CPC One of the many benefits of working for a nation-wide company, such as 3M Health Information Systems, is visibility into payer actions from coast to coast. Many customers send us comments about payer actions and ask if we can help with some of the issues. This is an extremely valuable ...
Aug 1st, 2008
By Sheri Poe Bernard, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P Not only are there a record number of ICD-9-CM diagnostic code changes for 2009, but the changes affect virtually every specialty. We have dozens of new codes for diabetes, scores for headaches, codes to report family and personal problems that result from military deployment, codes for leukemias in ...
Jul 1st, 2008
by Kim Harper, MBA, RHIA, CPC Since the 1995 and 1997 Documentation Standards implementation, physicians have been made aware of history of present illness elements, review of system bullets, physical exam components, and medical decision making issues which constitute an evaluation and management (E/M) level of service. The big question most physicians have is, “How ...