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Medical Coding and Billing Hot Topics

Medical coding hot topics help medical coders and billers, physicians, compliance officers, and other healthcare professionals elevate their skills and sustain professional excellence.

Hot Topic

Medical Coding

Learn everything you need to know about transforming medical diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal codes.

Hot Topic Billing

Medical Billing

Medical billing and coding are not the same. Read about the important role medical billing plays in the healthcare revenue cycle.

Medical Auditing

Medical Auditing

Medical auditing ensure medical records include accurate and complete clinical documentation. See how it improves delivery of care and promotes the financial health.

Compliance

Compliance

Government laws, regulations, rules, and guidelines require the upmost accuracy from providers. Stay up-to-date on the latest compliance requirements.

Macra

MACRA

MACRA may transform the structure of healthcare in the United States. A new philosophy on which to base all Medicare payment updates begins in 2019.

ICD 10

ICD-10

Transitioning to ICD-10 affected every aspect of healthcare offices and facilities. Guide your practice or career through the evolving ICD-10 code set.

Risk adjustment

Risk Adjustment

Risk Adjustment helps control healthcare costs by forecasting future care based on patients’ current complaints and diagnoses using HCC and other models.

CPC hot topic

CPC Exam

For medical coders, the Certified Procedural Coder ( CPT®) certification is the mark of professionalism. It entails knowledge of the code sets, their rules, guidelines and policies.

Evaluation Management

Evaluation Management

Evaluation and management (E/M) coding is the use of CPT® codes from the range 99201-99499 to represent services provided by a physician or other qualified healthcare professional.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Medical coding related to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is an evolving area, including new CPT®, HCPCS Level II, and ICD-10-CM codes with varying effective dates.

Medical coding modifiers

Modifiers

A medical coding modifier is two characters (letters or numbers) appended to a CPT® or HCPCS Level II code.

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