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 […]
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 […]
3M experts describe strategies for developing a comprehensive hospital claim validation strategy.
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.
Could your coding quality program use some work? Review best practices for creating an optimal program.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This article details how coders can enhance their careers by becoming proficient in the finer points of the latest payment methodologies.
Donna Smith of 3M Consulting Services explores crucial oversight processes, audit techniques, escalation policies & 2017 ICD-10-CM guidelines.
What are the risks of copy-paste? Keep compliant while taking advantage of copy-paste efficiency.