In my last blog, I talked about the trade-offs between lumping and splitting as they apply to the annual update of the ICD-10-CM/PCS classification systems. This time I am going […]
Each year, we recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer effects around 252,000 women and 2,400 men each year. Early detection and prevention can be achieved by performing […]
Thinking back to the beginning of summer, when walking paths in my neighborhood are blooming with abundant flowers and neatly manicured gardens, I’m reminded that this season always brings out […]
Two years ago, ICD-10 went live. This webinar explores what effect ICD-10 codes have had on health care initiatives so far.
I recently attended a presentation hosted by my local HFMA chapter. It was an excellent discussion regarding the ins and outs of compliant coding and billing for incident-to services by […]
I have been told since the start of my coding career (21 years gasp!), that there are no coding emergencies. That it won’t “hurt” to wait until the next day […]
This article details how coders can enhance their careers by becoming proficient in the finer points of the latest payment methodologies.
You may have heard the terms lumping and splitting applied to medical records coding, or maybe to the analysis of coded data. Whether we’re producing coded data or analyzing it, […]
If you’re facing rising backlogs, increased denials or additional compliance risks, this infographic can help you navigate your way back to coding accuracy and efficiency.
September has finally arrived and with it comes the start of fall. For those of us in health care, it also signifies our own version of a New Year…for ICD-10 […]
Also featuring Krysten Brooks, RN, this webinar reviews the definition of sepsis and how to manage sepsis claims denials.
This webinar featuring Cheryl Manchenton explains the need to improve awareness of how clinical validity can both negatively and positively affect quality outcomes.