Telemedicine and telehealth continue to grow in popularity and are the subjects of recent legislation in New York and Texas, both of which acted to make remote medical services easier to provide. Better suited to some practices and specialties than others, though, telemedicine is best More..
While appealing denied Medicare claims is a resource-draining task, the risk of doing nothing is far greater. In fact, if your medical practice can’t show that you attempted to appeal a problematic claim, you’ll appear to be unaware of potential compliance issues. That may be More..
Recent changes to OASIS C2 – the Outcome and Assessment Information Set – are not making things easier for home health providers, and despite repeated assurances that the market is ripe, more guidance is needed if the home health industry is going to master this More..
The new 2018 ICD-10-CM coding updates have been released and will go into effect in just a few weeks! Included in this annual release are new guidelines affecting those for pathology. Will these changes affect you and your coding? There’s not much time left to More..
When CMS shows up at a hospital’s door, the hospital staff needs to be able to show that it’s in compliance with a Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program, which is one of the three sections within the critical CMS worksheet used by surveyors. More..
Twenty years ago, telehealth was more concept than reality, popular among visionaries but absent from most doctors’ offices. Today, telehealth is a rapidly growing industry changing the way practitioners and patients interact. The technology and the capabilities change almost daily. In order to implement telemedicine More..
Thousands of new, deleted and revised medical codes are slated to go live on October 1 this year as part of an annual update arriving two years after the initial rollout of ICD-10. In addition, this year’s American Medical Association updates to the CPT Standard More..
If you deal with medical coding, you know that changes to the diagnostic codes happen regularly. On October 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will implement the latest ICD-10-CM changes for your urology practice. CMS has released information on the upcoming More..
2018 is right around the corner, and with it comes a whole slew of ICD-10 coding updates and changes. To stay on top of your coding game, you’ll need to learn changes in the CPT© code set, review NCCI guideline adjustments, get updates on ICD-10, More..
This year’s annual updates to the ICD-10-CM and PCS codes will have special implications for ob-gyn practices and coders in 2018. From tubal pregnancy without intrauterine pregnancy to maternal care for abnormalities of the fetal heart rate or rhythm, important additions and revisions go into effect More..