CMS Discharge Planning Standards

Dig Deeper into the IMPACT Act: Is Your PAC Facility Prepared?

Reduce Readmission Rates through Improved Discharge Standards and New Data Elements

Hospitals may aim for a smooth and coordinate patient discharge process, but they’re not reaching that goal often enough according to Medicare. This year, under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), Medicare is penalizing around more than 2,500 hospitals for readmissions considered unnecessary, according to More..

FDA generics drugs

FDA Pushes Generics to Market, Removes Approval Barriers

Trump Promises Lower Prices–Next Steps Remain to Be Seen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is putting weight behind its effort to protect public health by encouraging the prescription of generic drugs. That effort, while good for consumers, is creating tension among the agency, physicians, and creators of medical products which are sometimes More..

CMS antibiotic resistance

CMS Tasks Hospitals with Stopping Superbugs

Antibiotic Stewardship Program is one of many Fed initiatives to control antibiotic over-use

Resistance to antibiotics is one of the greatest modern health threats, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), with doctors fighting to treat an increasing number of diseases previously easily cured with a dose of antibiotics. Thanks to overuse and overprescribing of antibiotics, “bad” bacteria More..

Spinal Stenosis Pain Management

Pain Management Coders: Are You Ready for 2018?

New and Deleted Codes Cover Spinal Stenosis and Central Pain Syndrome

Pain management coders: There are scores of new and modified codes to be aware of in 2018, warns Amy Turner, a coding pro. So let’s dig in! Turner recently covered coding changes for the field in her conference for AudioEducator, “2018 CPT and ICD-10 Updates More..

Pulmonary Cognitive Assessment

Pulmonary Medicine Coders: Do You Know What’s New for 2018?

Big News Is a New Section: Reporting Cognitive Assessment and Care Plan Services

2018 brings plenty of coding updates for pulmonary medicine, says Jill Young, an expert coder and CEO of Young Medical Consulting. Young covers what is new and modified for the field in her conference for AudioEducator, “2018 Updates for Pulmonary Medicine.” New Codes for Trachea More..

Pediatric Codes Changes

Pediatric Coding Changes for 2018 Touch on Cardiology and Vaccines

Knowing Codes and How to Use Them Can Mean Revenue Differences of Thousands of Dollars

There are tons of new codes for 2018—but just a relative few impact those in pediatrics, said Donelle Holle, a coding expert who recently held a conference for AudioEducator, “2018 Coding Updates: Virtual Bootcamp.” Still, it’s important to brush up on the changes. Knowing the More..

CPT Urological Procedures

Untangling the Rules for 2018: Coding Multiple CPT Procedures in Urology

Key Questions to Consider When Submitting Claims

Each day, urologists perform increasingly complicated operations involving multiple surgical procedures and different CPT® codes. Such complex procedures can trip up even the most seasoned coder, especially when several of the procedures performed are surgically unrelated and can’t be bundled. As part of the Virtual More..

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