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Employment Forum

Employment General Discussion

Discuss job searching and employment
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Resume Postings

Post resumes, qualifications and availability for work in the coding and billing related positions.
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Practice Management

General Discussion

HR, finance, contracting, operations
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Auditing

Auditing General Discussion

Discussion on coding and documentation audits, CIA audits, RAC audits and appeals.
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Compliance

Compliance General Discussion

Laws, risk, compliance programs, policies and procedures
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Medical Coding

Medical Coding General Discussion

All things coding.
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ICD-10

Discussion on this major change in health care reporting.
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Billing/Reimbursement

Everything related to medical billing, insurance, and reimbursement of claims.
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MACRA

Discuss MACRA, Quality Based Payments, Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS), and Advanced Alternate Payment Models (APMs)
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Risk Adjustment

Discuss Risk adjustment, risk score, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS), and Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC)
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Pulmonology

Discuss Pulmonology
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Diagnosis Coding

Clinical coding, intervention coding, CPT coding, HCPCS coding, translation of descriptions into codes, and illness/disease codes.
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Medicare Regulations

Laws and regulations pertaining to Medicare, Medicare coverage policies, policy manual, and Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008.
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Modifiers

Medical coding modifiers altering the description of services; CPT modifiers, CMS modifiers.
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EMR/EHR Systems

Discussion on EMR/EHR software and systems, their selection, implementation, optimization, ARRA incentives, and meaningful use.
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Outpatient Facilities

Services that do not require a prolonged hospital stay, such as diagnosis (lab tests, CT scans etc.); some treatment and surgeries like chemotherapy, counselling, weight loss programs etc.
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Inpatient Facilities

Services requiring hospital admission for continuous monitoring of the medical condition.
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Anesthesia

Generalized or regional/localized anesthesia to induce temporary loss of sensation for painless medical procedures.
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Payer/Health Plan

Medicare, mediclaim, health insurance, health policy, medical coverage, medical policy, medical benefits, premium, deductible, critical illness cover, preventive healthcare, accident cover
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Critical Access Hospitals (CAH)

Emergency care, rural areas, federal funding, access to healthcare, essential services, Medicare, Medicaid
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Behavioral Health

Mental health, psychological well-being, anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, addiction
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Cardiology

Abnormalities of the heart; diagnose and treatment of heart diseases.
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Cardiovascular Thoracic

Diagnose and treatment of diseases related the thorax (chest) including the abnormalities of heart and lungs. Discuss the diseases, their treatment, and the medical coding in this spectrum.
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Dermatology

Conditions of skin, hair, and nails.
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Chiropractic

Diagnosis and treatment of diseases pertaining to neuromuscular disorders through manual therapy and adjustment of the spine.
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E/M

Evaluation and Management pertains to coding the doctor patient interactions into CPT codes. These codes are then transferred to the concerned insuring agency.
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Emergency Department

Medical coding required in the billing and auditing of the procedure taking place in emergency room or causality ward.
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ENT/Otolaryngology

Conditions of ear, nose, and throat, along with as sociated structure of neck and the head.
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Family Practice

The practitioners catering to the healthcare of all diseases across all age groups and genders.
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Gastroenterology

The field of medicine related to the malfunctions of stomach, intestines, and liver.
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General Surgery

The field of medicine entailing knowhow of diseases needing basic surgery as a form of treatment. Discuss these diseases, diagnose, treatment, and the medical coding associated with the same.
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Internal Medicine

The specialized field dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and illnesses affecting adults. This forum entails everything from caring compassionately for adults to complex ailments.
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Hematology/Oncology

Blood diseases and cancer; diagnosis and treatment of all malignancies and blood diseases.
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Interventional Radiology

A subset of radiology providing image guided diagnosis and treatment of all organs with minimum invasion.
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OB/GYN

Childbirth, pregnancy, preconception, and postpartum care along with diseases related to the female reproductive system such as hormonal imbalance, infertility, reproductive endocrinology, gynecological oncology- cancers of cervix, uterus, ovary and vulva.
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Neurology/Neurosurgery

Diseases related to the central and peripheral nervous system such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, seizures, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, stroke, etc.
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Orthopaedics

Injuries and diseases of the muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and the entire musculoskeletal system.
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Pathology & Clinical Laboratory

Blood tests, urine analysis, drug tests, fluid tests, and other assessments done to diagnose a medical condition.
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Ophthalmology/Optometry

Eye diseases, diagnosis, exams, prescriptions, and surgery.
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Pediatrics

The health and wellbeing of infants, children adolescents, and young adults.
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Plastic Surgery

Reconstruction and restoration of facial and physical abnormalities.
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Urology

Diseases of urinary tracts, kidneys, and adrenal glands.
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Podiatry

All aspects of podiatry including foot and ankle surgery.
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Rheumatology

Diseases related to auto-immune disorders and musculoskeletal system affecting muscles, joints, and bones.
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