Documentation Guidelines for Cardiology

Specifying anatomical location and laterality required by ICD-10 is easier than you think. This detail reflects how physicians and clinicians communicate and to what they pay attention to – it is a matter of ensuring the information is captured in your documentation. In ICD-10-CM, there are three main categories of changes Definition Change; Terminology Differences; […]

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Cardiology Billing and Coding Updates: 2021

Cardiology billing services are designed to help you maximize collections by meeting government regulations and private payer requirements. Since 2016 when ICD-10 became the official code set for the United States we saw several changes to cardiovascular diagnosis codes. No more hypertension table, we now have a new way to code hypertension (I10 – I15). […]

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Cardiology Coding Got You Down? Use These 5 Tips For Success!

Your cardiology practice isn’t alone if you’re concerned about overcoming reimbursement hurdles in the coming year. Apart from nailing down CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS code changes, you’ll also need a firm grasp on documentation requirements, quarterly CCI edits, regulatory updates, and revisions to modifiers, payer policies, the fee schedule, OIG watch list, and more. Understand […]

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Essential Tips for Handling Cardiology Coding and Billing

Cardiology billing and coding comes with multiple procedure rules, complex contractual adjustments, and codes that change regularly. CPT code assignment has the potential to be challenging, particularly when modifiers are used, and staying up to date with new codes, code revisions, and deleted codes takes a significant time investment. Cardiology billing also offers a unique […]

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What Are The Differences – an Interventional Cardiologist and Invasive, Non-Interventional Cardiologists?

A healthy heart is essential to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with your heart, and sometimes the symptoms that something is wrong are not always obvious. A cardiologist is a health practitioner who specializes in diagnosing problems with the heart and surrounding arteries. What […]

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Prepare Your Cardiology Practice With Key Cardiology Coding Guidelines

With the rollout of ICD-10; billing, coding, documentation, compliance, and auditing have become the buzzword in the healthcare industry. All these are going to have a massive impact on your practice’s revenue cycle. Hence; to meet the compliance standards and to combat the challenges of the documentation, billing, and coding hiring an outsourcing billing service […]

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The Impact of QPP on Cardio-Oncology Care

Many professionals or experts working in the healthcare IT industry, policy specialists, and new industry stakeholders continue to investigate into the 1,473-page proposed “rule” released by the CMS or Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in July 2018 that provides updates on the OPP or Quality Payment Program and Physician Fee Schedule. This new update […]

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How To Deal With Auditing Issues In Cardiology Documentation?

Auditing season is heating up; cardiology practices with documentation concerns are contacting medical auditors to review their clinical documentation improvement (CDI) policies so they are secure in their practices to avoid documentation issues that can lead to negative payer audits. In medical practices, it is so important to have coders, billers, and knowledgeable clinical staff […]

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Cardiology Billing: Improve Coding and Quality Score

If your in-house Cardiology billing and coding department are facing constant inefficiencies, and dealing with coding backlogs and if you are operating on a shoe-string budget and small staff, chances of a negative impact on your Cardiology facilities bottom line are very high. Keep in mind that seamless medical coding has an ever-increasing impact on […]

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5 Tips For Improving Your Cardiology Billing

Cardiology billing is going through a pool of changes keeping in mind the future of American healthcare. The new cardiovascular codes for 2018, bundled payment, billing compliance, and federal compliance to regulating medical billing. The recent reorganization of billing laws with bundled payment and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would mean that we would need […]

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