Thank you to all the readers of the Inside Angle blog! As we look ahead to 2019, here are some of our most popular blogs of the year: “CPT […]
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Throughout my career in coding, whether it was as a production coder, a coding supervisor, or my current role as an analyst, there has always been great discussion and debate […]
As I look forward to pulling the turkey out of the oven tomorrow and placing it on the table between the gravy and the green bean casserole, I’m reminded of […]
With the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), many healthcare organizations are seeing a dramatic increase in the use of the copy and paste feature. There are numerous tools and […]
On November 8, 2018 CMS released its Dear Clinician letter providing final decisions on the proposed Evaluation and Management coding changes discussed in a previous blog. The letter is a […]
I have encountered many physician practices and facilities in my role as coding analyst that are often stumped on the actual language needed to support specific ICD-10 codes for abdominal […]
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 […]
One of the many benefits of working for a nation-wide company is visibility into payer actions from coast to coast. Our many customers send us comments about payer actions and […]
I have been in the highly regulated healthcare industry for all my adult life—27 years to be exact. Part of what I love about being in health care is the […]
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.
Want to make sure you are up-to-speed on FY 2019 ICD-10-CM coding updates? Don’t miss this webinar from Cheryl Manchenton and Audrey Howard.