Tag Archives: Electronic Health Records

Identify Coding Pitfalls to Avoid Common Claim Errors

Coding errors accounted for 8.7 percent of improper payments made by Medicare in 2018, which cost over $2.75 billion. To avoid costly denials and potential payback demands, it’s essential to review code guidelines before submitting your claims. If your practice … Continue reading

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AMA Releases 335 CPT Changes For 2019

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced the release of the 2019 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set on 5th Sept 2018. There are 335 code changes in the new CPT edition reflecting the CPT Editorial Panel and the health care … Continue reading

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Gastroenterology CPT and HCPCS Code Upgrades 2019

On September 5, 2018, the American Medical Association (AMA) released the 2019 CPT Code Set in an official press release. The main theme surrounding new codes, revised codes, and deleted codes is to increase specificity. This is a good time … Continue reading

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Improved Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Guidelines

ICD-10-CM implementation brought several significant changes to the OCG (Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting) with regard to Chapter 9 (Diseases of the Circulatory System) I.C.9.e Acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Preparing yourself for coding updates based on MI type is … Continue reading

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2019 NCCI update impact on medical billing and coding

NCCI – National Correct Coding Initiative promotes the correct coding methodologies. Furthermore, it controls inappropriate coding leading to wrong payments in Part B claims. The CMS annually updates the National Correct Coding Initiative Coding Policy Manual for Medicare Services. The … Continue reading

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Top 7 Challenges with Wound Care Medical Coding

Medical necessity denials traditionally focus on high-dollar MS-DRGs, such as those for hip and knee replacements; other MS-DRGs may also soon become targets. We have identified some of the challenges in Wound Care Medical Coding. Healthcare providers are likely to perform … Continue reading

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Top 5 Outpatient reimbursement questions for Wound Care

Do outpatient reimbursement challenges frustrate you a lot? Medicare reimbursement regulations that are currently impacting wound care practices. Wound care professionals still have to follow the coding, payment, and coverage regulations for submitting claims to traditional Medicare. Below are top … Continue reading

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