To do spinal coding right in 2019, you’ve got to get straight on several new techniques, guidelines and procedures that promise to complicate your billing. And you’ve got to do it quick given that payers and regulators are scrutinizing spinal procedures more closely than ever More..
Want to know one of the easiest ways to prevent payment denials? Here’s a trick: Understand “medical necessity” inside and out, especially with respect to ICD-10 coding, and you’ll be on your way to spotless claims. Not only that, but you’ll be able to confidently More..
If your New Year’s resolution includes giving yourself a professional skills upgrade, there’s no better way than to download new coding know-how from the experts. And that’s more convenient than ever to do: The AudioEducator 2019 Coding Updates Virtual Boot Camp—the most information-packed coding event More..
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated the durable medical equipment (DME) documentation guidelines. And the revisions are significant, as you’ll discover in the latest CMS documentation guidelines webinar presented by coding director Lynn Anderanin. Arguably one of the biggest changes involves More..
From vaginal prolapse procedures to corrective urinary incontinence surgeries, your urology and gynecology coding may frequently overlap. And if you want to avoid denials and reap the reimbursement you deserve, you must have a solid understanding of the proper uro-gynecological coding mechanisms and clinical scenarios, More..
How closely related in your mind are the words “discharge planning” and “admission”? According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), they should be closely related, if not intertwined, as you’ll find out in the latest hospital discharge planning webinar by health care More..
In case your head wasn’t spinning enough from all the recent 2019 ICD-10-CM and about-to-take-effect CPT® coding udpates, there are more changes in store! In fact, as you’ll find out in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality Payment Program (QPP) More..
The New Year is heading our way fast, and with it are coming a bundle of oncology CPT® coding updates. For example, you’re in store for new codes for interprofessional consultations, BRCA gene analysis, and breast MRIs—as well as a new coding structure for fine More..
Physical and occupational therapy are in for big changes in the next few years, as even a cursory glance at the latest news from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shows. Significant changes to payment, reporting, and billing will have serious consequences for More..
HIPAA compliance: It’s an obligation healthcare facilities like yours are very familiar with, and yet its rules still cause confusion. With changes brought about by the rise in technology, it’s even tougher to get HIPAA right—and yet the cost of mistakes is only rising. Could More..