In Audit
Sep 28th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) is releasing the Quality Payment Program (QPP) computer code responsible for calculating quality measures from Medicare claims data submitted by eligible clinicians via Quality Data Codes (QDCs). This code is intended for developers interested in the calculation mechanism supporting QPP Claims to Quality. If QPP is part of your ...
Get some pointers from an instructor who has experience on her side. As an online medical coding and billing instructor for many years, I am frequently asked, “What should a good training program offer?” Costs and Features You can expect training to cost anywhere between $1,500 and $3,000. Don’t let pricing be your main factor ...
Aug 21st, 2013
This week’s Talk Ten Tuesday podcast focuses on helping those who have fallen behind in preparations for ICD-10 implementation. AAPC’s Evan Gwilliam, DC, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CCPC, notes that “… small-time operators, these small clinics like chiropractic physicians, don’t really have the resources, or knowledge, or even the concern about what’s coming with ICD-10, a...
In Audit
Dec 14th, 2012
By Pam Brooks, CPC, CPC-H The same features that make an electronic health record (EHR) easy to use, such as pre-filled templates, automatic code drop, and pre-determined diagnosis codes,  are the very things causing compliance problems. Think of the EHR as a tool that has to be sharpened and honed. It’s very effective if used ...
May 1st, 2012
With a trend moving toward hospital care, consider chargemaster basics. By Dorothy Steed, CPA, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CPMA, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, ACS-OP, RCC, RMC As more physicians head under the hospital umbrella to furnish cost-effective care, opportunities are opening for coders in the facility environment. Your doctor may be considering a move ...