Coding Updates 2018

Coding Updates Virtual Boot Camp Hits High Notes for 2018

Learn Everything You Need to Know About ICD-10 and CPT Code Changes

Coding and billing accuracy has never been more critical to your practice’s financial survival. From the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which requires medical practices to submit specific data to meet value-based payment requirements, to the rise of high deductible health plans (HDHPs), More..

Disorder Patient Records

New Privacy Rules for Substance Abuse Complicate HIPAA Compliance

Stricter Confidentiality Affects Nurses, Physicians, Compliance Officers and Even Risk Managers

Patients seeking treatment for substance abuse are afforded special privacy protections under a rule that went into effect in 2017: Is your hospital prepared to comply with this complicated new regulation? The rule for Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records—42 CFR Part 2—requires that More..

Pediatric Codes

Pediatric Code Changes for 2018 Focus on Leveling of Care

Avoid Coding Errors by Getting Updated Quickly

Documenting services and understanding the appropriate levels of care in the coding guidelines is especially important in pediatrics, where under-coding for routine visits is a common mistake. CPT® is confusing and trying to understand new codes is not easy, said Donelle Holle, an RN with More..

Radiology Codes

Radiology Gets a Number of New 2018 CPT® Codes

X-ray Codes Added, Endovascular Repair Codes Deleted

2018 brings a number of CPT® code changes to diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology. From new chest and abdominal X-ray codes, to deleted codes for endovascular repair, the new year has many changes in store. Get up to speed quickly with the changes to ensure More..

HITECH and HIPAA

HITECH Act’s Success Continues to Be Debated

Hospitals’ Adoption of EHRs Still Complicated by Costs, Exposure

When the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) became law in 2009, legislators envisioned it as both a much-needed technological and economic poke for the healthcare industry. Economic incentives built into the law were supposed to help move hospitals from paper to More..

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