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2021 ICD-10-CM updates: Looking ahead to October

June 5th, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Just when you started to get comfortable with the 2020 ICD-10-CM changes, CMS has published their list of proposed diagnosis code updates for October. Is it really that time of […]

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HCPCS codes provide safe patient/provider communication in days of COVID-19

May 27th, 2020 / By Pamela Ewing, CPC

In early 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic was etched into the fabric of our daily lives, CMS developed two new HCPCS codes: G2010 and G2012. These codes were developed for […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Telemedicine: Enhancing access to improve outcomes

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Hello and welcome to 3M’s Inside Angle podcast. This is your host Dr. Gordon Moore. Today, we are going to revisit a previous podcast with Barbara Johnston, who […]

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COVID-19, care homes and infection management: It’s time for outcomes measures

May 15th, 2020 / By Richard Fuller, MS

In a prior blog, we highlighted the results of our research into patient outcomes, potentially preventable admissions (PPAs) and emergency room visits (PPVs)1among nursing home residents. In that research, we […]

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Article: Coding Corner: E/M Changes Afoot

With Barbara Aubry, RN

This article from Barbara Aubry details the key elements of the E/M changes for 2021.

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Remote patient monitoring in the time of COVID-19

April 24th, 2020 / By Victoria Sharp, MD, MBA

I find myself worrying about the health of my family, friends and work colleagues in this time of COVID-19. We are social distancing and some states are in lockdown mode. […]

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Telemedicine: Virtual health care during COVID-19

April 6th, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Back in February, I wrote a blog about telemedicine, precisely about the benefits and some coding specifics. At that time, I had no idea COVID-19 would become so prevalent and […]

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CDC announces April 1 implementation of ICD-10-CM COVID-19 code

March 18th, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

March 23 update: CMS has posted a one-page summary document outlining the ICD-10 MS-DRG code assignment and definitions for the new COVID-19 code, effective for discharges on or after April 1, […]

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Coding for COVID-19: Latest guidelines, part 2

March 11th, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA

This blog was posted March 11, 2020. Read the latest coding guidance here. I have received many questions regarding the coding of COVID-19 and other coronavirus types since the publication […]

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Clinical validation: A step too far?

March 4th, 2020 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Music continues to be a theme in my life. I especially enjoy musical theater and one of my top 20 shows is Aida.  A favorite song is “A Step Too […]

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Red Flag: OIG chart reviews of Medicare Advantage records raise concerns. Billions misspent?

February 14th, 2020 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Audits of Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) have been performed for years as a way for Part C vendors (Medicare Advantage Organizations) to identify and support patients with complex needs. Higher […]

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2019 novel coronavirus

February 3rd, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA

This blog has been updated with new information. Read Audrey’s updated blog here. I know we have all been following the news reports about the outbreak of a novel coronavirus […]