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Coding

Official Date for ICD-10 Implementation Announced

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule Aug. 4 finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the Interna... Read More >>

July 31st, 2014

Debunking ICD-10 Myths CMS Wants You to Test ICD-10

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

PTs Take Heed: The OIG Might Want to Look at Your Records, Too OIG Continues to Focus on POS Errors, and So Should You

Practice Management

CMS Wants You to Test ICD-10

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks volunteer providers to participate in ICD-10 end-to-end tesing wtih Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC)  and the Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor January 26030, 2015. ... Read More >>

September 22nd, 2014

Weigh in on Proposed MPFS CMS Proposes Coverage of Colorectal Cancer DNA Test

Compliance

Warning: Import Text Properly

[On the Cover] Ensure clinical documentation integrity in your electronic health records. By Michael Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC There are advantages and disadvantages associated with the use of imported text in electronic healthcare records (EHRs). Let... Read More >>

June 1st, 2014

Pharmaceutical Coupons May Be an AKS Risk The Missing Chief Complaint

Billing

Best Practice for Speeding Up Claims Payment

You can improve the turnaround time it takes to get claims paid by avoiding this common billing taboo: Don't report the same procedure code on multiple lines to account for units of service. There's a more efficient billing method that will help your... Read More >>

August 6th, 2014

Regular Reports Keep Collections on Track CMS Clarifies Hospice Coding and Billing Instructions

News

ICD-10 Monitor: Talk Ten Tuesday

In the most recent episode of the Talk Ten Tuesdays podcast, Betty Hovey, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPCD reported on the 2nd Code-a-Thon held sept 15th.  The event was hosted by CMS and AAPC in an effort to ensure health care providers and other ... Read More >>

September 26th, 2014

2014 CMS-AAPC Code-a-Thon Recap Document “Unlisted” Procedures Thoroughly to Ease Payment