Jul 10th, 2019
AAPC’s New York City Regional Conference (Aug. 19-21) is the place to be for everyone on the revenue management side of healthcare; it provides the latest education, networking, vendors, and opportunities to keep you ahead of other healthcare business professionals. If you are a medical coder, biller, or auditor, you’ll find it’s a treasure trove of career resources ― all ...
Update your business associate agreements. By Reed Williams, JD If your organization has a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) filed away that hasn’t been touched in the past five years, put down this article and call your attorney. He or she will likely explain that your dusty, old BAA does not comply with the omnibus HIPAA ...
Jan 1st, 2015
The trend continues with big increases in packaging methodology and greater payments. By Denise Williams, RN, COC The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) bases payments in the 2015 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule on claims data submitted by hospital providers during 2013. CMS considered 101 million claims for calculating this ...
Continuity of care, provider communication, and optimal reimbursement begin in a patient’s chart. by Diana Williams, BS, CPC, CPMA, CCS-P, CCS It’s always best to examine your daily routines periodically. When any task — such as documenting in the medical record — becomes routine, details are sometimes overlooked. Carefully consider what good documentation should contain ...
Feb 1st, 2014
CMS estimates overall greater payments, with big increases in packaging methodology. By Denise Williams, RN, CPC-H In the 2014 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) bases payments on claims data submitted by hospital providers during 2012. In considering 124 million claims for calculating the payment rates, ...