Sep 1st, 2018
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September is the month for nominations; make sure you hold them so you’re ready for elections in October. Call for nominations The vice president asks for nominations at a chapter meeting, through an email to all members, or by posting the information on the chapter forum. Nominations must be made prior to the meeting where ...
Jul 1st, 2010
By Michael D. Miscoe JD, CPC, CASCC, CUC, CCPC, CHCC, CRA Note: This article takes a purely CPT® approach to code selection and ignores the potential for varying code results based on contrary controlling guidance from the carrier or controlling reimbursement statute  or the inclusion of the S codes in HCPCS Level II by the ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Trina Cuppett, CPC, CPC-H and G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Coding skin neoplasm diagnoses and excisions requires careful attention to detail. The key to accurate reporting is knowing the sort of detail to look for and where to find it. The following basic guidelines will set you on the right path. Diagnosis Reporting: Let ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Lisa Jensen, MHBL, FACMPE, CPC Each year, a team of top disease experts and practice physicians work together to decide what changes will be made to the childhood immunization schedule, which helps protect U.S. children and adults from diseases. The schedule (www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.htm#printable) is evaluated based on the most recent scientific data available. Changes...
Apr 1st, 2008
By Vicki Fry, MS, MBA To simplify chargemaster maintenance let’s focus on three key issues in each hospital department: correct, complete, and compliant coding (aka the three Cs). Periodic chargemaster reviews systematically verify that the correct HCPCS Level II and CPT® codes are assigned to each line-item, they make sure the departments have a complete ...