Physicians — with their expertise, compassion, and skillful surgical hands — take great care to make sure they treat and help heal patients. But just like any occupation in the services industry, there will be times when they can’t satisfy the consumer (the patient) and a dismissal is warranted. In Physicians Practice’s “Discharging Problem Patients the Right Way,” ...
May 1st, 2012
The future depends on the specificity that ICD-10 offers. By Annie Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPhT As Coding Edge went to press, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had just announced a proposed one-year delay of the implementation of ICD-10 to Oct. 1, 2014 from Oct. ...
Nov 1st, 2007
Know the Rules For No-Shows By Peter Keohane, JD, MPH, CPC A practice manager recently asked me about patients who miss appointments and how she should address this growing problem. As AAPC members know, when scheduled patients fail to show up for their visits, they cause an interruption in the scheduling process, which creates inefficiency ...