July was a weird month for me. I ended up taking vacation in July which I haven’t done since I was a student, oh so many years ago. I’m not […]
Summer is a great time to relax and unwind with family and friends, but coding departments can feel overwhelmed with multiple time-off requests. We all want and need some downtime, […]
Could your coding quality program use some work? Review best practices for creating an optimal program.
How three organizations are managing staffing challenges and coding overload with outsourced coding services.
Can you remember when you began your journey in the HIM coding world? Well, it’s truly been a while for me. Over the years, I have been a leader, instructor […]
Spring means different things depending on what part of the country you live in. For me, spring means melting snow, flowers and spring cleaning. This also seems like a good […]
For several years now we’ve had four -X modifiers, generally presented as -X (E, P, S, U) which can be used instead of the -59 modifier to unbundle procedure codes […]
Welcome 2019! For me, this time of year means mostly freezing temperatures and snow, but I have Scandinavian blood and remind myself it’s the life I choose. I live in […]
The medical record is unique because it is written for various reasons and looked at from various perspectives. It is not only a written representation of a face-to-face medical interaction […]
Through my work as an auditor and clinical documentation improvement consultant, I have seen firsthand how healthcare organizations are structured and operate. While every organization is unique, they all have […]
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.
In today’s electronic world, is it possible to go completely paperless? Have you adapted to this new Jetsons-type world? Although it seems like yesterday, over a decade ago I managed […]