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Coding

Open Letter from CEO: ICD-10 Delay

Thank you for your commitment to your profession and all you do to help AAPC advance the business of healthcare. I write to you as a follow up to the email we sent Monday night regarding Senate passage of HR 4302 and the delay in ICD-10. President Obama s... Read More >>

April 3rd, 2014

You Break It, You Buy It: Fact or Fiction? Under Coding Is No Better than Overcoding

Auditing

Take a Medicaid Moment: Use Proper Consent Forms

Know federal and state Medicaid policies for entitlement and their use. You shouldn’t expect your state Medicaid fund to pay or behave the same as other third-party payers, or even Medicare. Medicaid is a federal entitlement program incepted through... Read More >>

January 1st, 2014

Distinguishing Osteoarthrosis Diagnoses Prepare for Increased Audit Scrutiny

Practice Management

Plan to Scrap SGR Moves Ahead

Bipartisan leadership of three Senate and House committees want to revamp how Medicare pays physicians, and they’ve introduced legislation to do just that. The proposed legislation would repeal the 1997 budget cap calculation called the Sustainable G... Read More >>

February 6th, 2014

Have a Realistic Approach to Developing ICD-10-CM Superbills Answer Common HIPAA Questions

Compliance

DoJ, HHS Recovered $4.3 Billion in Fraud in ’13

By Michael D. Miscoe, Esq., CPC, CASCC, CUC, CCPC, CPCO The Federal Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program, “a joint project” of the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), “recovered a record $4.3 billion... Read More >>

February 27th, 2014

Ohio State and Feds Collaborate to Combat Prescription Fraud Face Compliance Program Challenges Head On

Billing

Refresh Your Chargemaster in the New Year

A facility’s charge description master (CDM), or “chargemaster,” lists the prices of all services, procedures, and goods for which a separate charge exists. Facilities must establish charges that comply with regulatory guidelines to ensure proper pa... Read More >>

January 2nd, 2014

New Technology Advances Bariatric Surgery SGR Bill Passes House: Goes to Senate for Consideration

News

FEATURED RESOURCE

OB/GYN Reference Guide ICD-10-CM will require new skills. AAPC has created an OB/GYN coding resource to help you make the transition to the new system. The complimentary sheets can be downloaded and make great desk references for your specialty practice.... Read More >>

April 11th, 2014

ICD-10 IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES CODING SNAPSHOT