Mar 1st, 2013
By Dorothy Steed, CPA, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CPMA, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, RCC, RMC Be ready if a hospital employment opportunity arises in a facility near you. In our changing health care environment, there may come a time when you need to look beyond your physician practice and branch out in another direction. For ...
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 ...
Jun 1st, 2010
By Dorothy Steed, CPC-H, CHCC, CPC-I, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, CEMC, CFPC, ACS-OP, RCC, RMC, PCS, FCS, CPAR, CPMA Hospital systems buy physician practices, and offer physicians lucrative deals to include regularly-scheduled hours, salary plus incentives, and payment of malpractice premiums. For those physicians who have become weary of business administration responsibilities, or who desire ...
In Coding
Jan 1st, 2010
Physician office and hospital coding are sometimes two different worlds. By Dorothy Steed, CPC-H, CHCC, CPC-I, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, CEMC, CFPC, ACS-OP, RCC, RMC, PCS, FCS, CPAR When physician coders/billers transition to a hospital environment, they frequently encounter difficulty without a clear understanding as to why. Hospital managers have positions to fill, but the ...
Jan 1st, 2008
Who is Your Medicare Quality Improvement Organization? By Dorothy Steed, CPC-H, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, ACS-OP, RCC, CCS-P, E/M, RMC, CPAR Peer Review Organizations (PRO), also known as The Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), are contracted entities by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide quality improvement. Their focus is on physician offices, ...