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Tag: compliance

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COVID-19 compliance concerns – Part 2 on PPE

August 26th, 2020 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

I know y’all don’t want to hear from me twice in one month, but I saw a report recently that I had to share following the  concerns I discussed in […]

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Could COVID-19 cause a compliance nightmare?

August 10th, 2020 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Sometimes I think I read way too much about the novel coronavirus. The more we learn about the virus, the more twists and turns are uncovered. Apparently, antibodies don’t necessarily […]

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New Year’s resolution: An ounce of prevention

January 3rd, 2020 / By Sheldon Barlow

Out with 2019 and in with the new year! The new year has the anticipation of a fresh start, a new beginning. The process of reflection and goal setting, such […]

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Surgical coding errors: The cost of incorrect CPT coding

November 1st, 2019 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

I find surgical coding to be challenging, but in a good way. I love a good challenge when it’s related to technology, coding or figuring out exactly what procedures a […]

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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.

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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.

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eGuide: What makes an effective coding quality program?

Could your coding quality program use some work? Review best practices for creating an optimal program.

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Radiology documentation: Maximizing revenue and reducing risk

May 29th, 2019 / By Katie Kitchen, CPC

From my previous blogs, you know that I am a huge proponent of computer-assisted coding (CAC). Some of the key goals of CAC utilization are increased productivity, maximizing reimbursement and […]

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eGuide: Paving the way for single-path coding

Specialization and single-path coding are gaining traction, and both are important strategies for coding teams that need to streamline processes, maximize coder output and reduce costs. This eGuide provides strategies […]

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The importance of medical necessity compliance: Recent actions by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the OIG

July 16th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

I’ve been talking about this for years. I still see folks who don’t think compliance with medical necessity polices is critical. Believe me, I understand human nature; noncompliance can be […]

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Mammograms and Modifier 52

February 12th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

In late December 2017, I was asked by a colleague for my opinion on a customer’s inquiry about modifier 52 and its use in mammograms. CPT® modifier 52 represents a […]

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Article: Embrace risk adjustment

With Donna Smith, RHIA

This article details how coders can enhance their careers by becoming proficient in the finer points of the latest payment methodologies.