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Article: Billing and coding: Compliant coding and documentation for physician assistants

With Kelly Long, CPC

Physician assistants are reimbursed under strict guidelines established by Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and commercial payers, making it critical that coding and billing of PA services is accurate, complete, and compliant. […]

Article: Developing a hospital claim validation strategy to prevent denials

With Sue Belley, RHIA

3M experts describe strategies for developing a comprehensive hospital claim validation strategy.

Article: News bringing coding compliance into the digital age prevents denials

Hospitals have relied on a relatively manual process and retrospective audits for coding compliance, but new technology is streamlining the process, allowing providers to get ahead of denials.

Article: Chart Conundrums: Be Mindful of PA Documentation

With Kelly Long, CPC

In her article, Kelly Long, CPC, discusses the importance of accurate and compliant physician assistant reimbursement.

Article: 2020 IPPS proposed rule brings potential MS-DRG changes

With Rhonda Butler

This article from Rhonda Butler details the 2020 IPPS proposed rule and highlights noteworthy proposed changes.

Article: Time to step up our ICD-10 Excludes education for providers

With Rebecca Caux-Harry

Rebecca Caux-Harry highlights the importance of provider education regarding Excludes notes in ICD-10.

Article: The role of coders and CDI teams in HACRP success

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

HIM, CDI, and inpatient coding professionals can play a significant role in helping their organizations be successful under HACRP. Read Cheryl Manchenton’s article to find out how.

Article: “Stupid” Program Gets Results

With Beth Wolf, MD

Beth Wolf, MD, a physician adviser to 3M Health Information Systems, gives her take on what progressive, forward-thinking health care organizations should be doing in order to implement new documentation […]

Article: Coding Corner: Getting Specific With Unlisted CPT Codes

With Karla VonEschen, CPC

Correct use of unlisted CPT codes is one of the more confusing aspects of CPT coding for both coders and physicians. In her article, Karla VonEschen provides guidance.

Article: Lessons learned from New York State’s transition to value

With Michael Keyes

Michael Keyes describes the approach used by the State of New York in promoting the transition to value-based payment (VBP) and provides insights for how providers nationwide should approach VBP […]

Article: Understand why PSI 90 CDI reviews matter now

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Cheryl Manchenton, RN, provides guidance to help keep your organization on the right track when it comes to accurate and complete PSI metrics.

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Article: A Singular Effort

If both facility and pro fee coders are looking at the same documentation and need to identify the same procedures, why can’t it be done by the same coder? Brooks […]