Key performance indicators will help you generate a true picture of practice revenue. by Jim Strafford, CEDC, MCS-P Since I began my career in revenue cycle management, formerly called accounts receivable (A/R) management, reporting capacity and functionality have increased exponentially. Back then, a billing cycle manager could access a very basic package of reports to ...
Sep 1st, 2013
Be sure pediatric ED documentation and coding reflect the demands of your specialty. By Jim Strafford, CEDC, MCS-P Emergency department (ED) coding is place-of-service driven. Coding the five ED levels (99281-99285) and critical care is governed by the American Medical Association’s (AMA) CPT® guidelines, as well as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) ...
May 1st, 2011
Part 2: Once you’ve evaluated performance, refer to the four most frequently used leveling methods. by Jim Strafford, CEDC, MCS-P In “Evaluate Your Performance When ED Leveling” (January 2011 Coding Edge, pages 46-48), we discussed methods to determine whether your emergency department (ED) levels are appropriate based on Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) guidelines. We ...