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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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3 ways for health care providers to get patients’ MBIs

Medicare has come up with new revelation this time. It is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. The initiative from Medicare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will help prevent the fraud, fight identity theft … 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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Cardiology Coding Guidelines Made Easier With Coding Alert

This year with the new cardiology coding and guidelines, cardiologists are in the tight spot. Furthermore; CMS lowers the reimbursement as part of its multiple procedure payment reductions for imaging services. This will lead to a reduction of 22% on … Continue reading

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Are you Constantly Receiving Denial Code CO-197?

What is Pre Authorization? Most of the carriers request to obtain prior authorization from them before the service/surgery.  Prior authorization for health care services is required for certain services. If authorization is not obtained prior to performing the service, the … Continue reading

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Prepare Your Cardiology Practice With These Key Cardiology Coding Guidelines

With the rollout of ICD 10; the 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 … Continue reading

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Benefits of Outsourcing HCC Coding Service Activities

HCC coding also we known as Hierarchical Condition Category coding is the important key element which decides the reimbursement benefits for a Medicare Advantage Plan that uses ICD diagnostic codes as the primary indicators of the member’s health status. Correct … Continue reading

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