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.
We frequently discuss with clients the differences between Inpatient CDI versus Outpatient CDI such as time, volume, coding, regulation, etc. Despite these differences, both require collaboration between departments to be […]
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 […]
I highly recommend watching Donna Pickett’s ICD-11 presentation, given at the September 12 morning session of the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) meeting in Baltimore. The link to the YouTube […]
I always look forward to the release of the new ICD-10 codes for the upcoming year, and the 2019 updates did not disappoint. At first glance, there are a sea […]
On October 3, 2018, CMS released CR 10901, Transmittal R829PI, effective October 3, 2018 with an implementation date of January 8, 2019. This is an important modification to the LCD […]
Today, while reading an article about some upcoming new ICD-10 codes, my mind drifted to the part of the world population at risk for exploitation. In response to increasing violence […]
I did NOT enjoy the disco years, but as I was thinking about this blog, a song lyric popped into my head: “How deep is your love…I really need to […]