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ICD-10-PCS and NTAP: Where do we go from here?

June 16, 2021 / By Rhonda Butler

The first draft of this blog was an exhaustive (and exhausting) summary of the actual changes to the FY 2022 ICD-10-PCS posted recently on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

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Back to basics: HCCs 101

April 30, 2021 / By Chris Berg, RHIA

Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) have been used in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) risk adjustment payment model since 2004. That’s 17 years! More and more HIM professionals […]

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CMS change to reporting and reimbursement for high throughput COVID-19 testing

March 24, 2021 / By Bobbie Starkey

Some of you may be aware that CMS implemented some add-on payments for COVID-19 high throughput testing effective January 1, 2021. The add-on payments are being implemented to support laboratories […]

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ICD-10 updates twice a year? More COVID-19 code proposals? Highlights from the March C&M meeting

March 19, 2021 / By Rhonda Butler

The latest ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) meeting gave us one more unprecedented thing in this time of unprecedented things—the combined agenda was the largest ever. The two-day virtual […]

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The COVID-19 vaccine: Gratitude while coding

March 5, 2021 / By Jean Jones, CPC

I have a confession to make: I wasn’t always pro vaccines! My view of vaccination has changed since my son was a baby when I actually considered skipping his vaccinations […]

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CMS: How to properly report the E/M add-on G codes

February 15, 2021 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Hopefully, everyone is using the new E/M codes without issue. CMS added two HCPCS codes to represent “additional” time for E/M services. These are important qualifiers, as medical necessity audits […]

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CMS call to action on social determinants of health

January 18, 2021 / By Katie Christensen

CMS has indicated that social determinants of health (SDOH) are not just an adjunct element to our health care ecosystem, but are increasingly driving the definition of health care itself […]

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Focus on E/M services: Independent historian

December 21, 2020 / By Colleen Deighan, RHIA

As we continue our Evaluation and Management (E/M) blog series on the revisions to E/M services for Office and Other Outpatient Services for New and Established patients, I want to […]

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Article: Fight until the very end: Sepsis denials

How well is your organization navigating the two different sets of sepsis criteria? Krysten Brooks, 3M senior health care performance advisor, discusses documentation and coding best practices to prevent sepsis […]

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More COVID-19 diagnosis and procedure codes: ICD-10-CM/PCS and MS-DRGs updated for January 1, 2021

December 1, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

In response to the national emergency declared for the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC has implemented six new ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and CMS has implemented 21 new ICD-10-PCS procedure codes for […]

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Is your practice ready for 2021 E/M changes? Preparation tips

October 26, 2020 / By Danielle Pavloski

We are only a few months away from the new Evaluation and Management (E/M) changes being implemented. The American Medical Association (AMA) officially released the new E/M guidelines and changes […]

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Focus on Evaluation and Management Services: New blog series

October 16, 2020 / By Colleen Deighan, RHIA

For much of 2020, HIM and CDI professionals have been focused on COVID-19 and understanding how the temporary waivers for medical care delivery and payment impact documentation and coding. We […]