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Coding for Pressure Ulcers on the OASIS-C2 Item Set
Pressure ulcers are among the most common conditions that are addressed by home health care workers. Patients with limited mobility
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Changes in the ICD-10 CM Code Set for 2018
Last week on the blog, we talked about the new Medicare telehealth services codes that are set to take effect
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New Medicare Telehealth Services Codes for 2018
As technology reshapes the way people think about the provision of healthcare, telehealth services are on the rise. In order
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Complying with New Regulations on Federal Employee Workers’ Comp Claims for Opioid Medications
In light of the growing epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose in the United States, the Division of Federal Employees’
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New K Codes for Continuous Glucose Monitors
In the United States today, an estimated 30.3 million people — about 9.4 percent of the total population — has
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Making Sense of the HCPCS Code Groupings
In last week’s post, we provided an overview of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). This code set is
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The HCPCS Coding System: What You Need to Know
Last week, we looked at the ICD-10 and CPT coding systems, which are the two dominant code sets used for
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Working with the ICD-10 and CPT Code Sets
One of the most challenging things about medical coding today is the complexity of the different coding systems. To meet
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Understanding Worker’s Comp Claim Denials and Objections
Every year, an estimated 3.5 percent of full-time employees in the United States make worker’s comp claims to pay for
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The Basics of Medical Coding for Telehealth Visits
Advanced communication technology is revolutionizing the way healthcare is provided. One of the most significant advances in the last decade
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The Pitfalls of Electronic Medical Records: Forgetting to Bill for Minor Procedures
One of the most significant advances in the healthcare field over the last few decades has been the introduction of
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Ten Years On: A Look at POA Indicators a Decade after Implementation
In order to ensure proper reimbursement, it is essential for inpatient health care facilities to record the medical conditions that
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Medical Coding for Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Earlier this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its annual “Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report.”
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ICD-10-CM Coding for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)
Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the most common infections that patients acquire within healthcare facilities. According to a study
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The Challenges of Interpreting Electronic Medical Records (EMR) for Medical Coding Purposes
When electronic medical records (EMR) were first introduced, some observers predicted that electronic documentation would mean that medical coding inaccuracies
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Dental-Medical Cross Coding for Wisdom Tooth Removal
Every year, millions of people have their wisdom teeth removed. Although it is not necessary for all patients, estimates indicate
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The Complexities of PIP Billing in “No Fault” Auto Insurance States
If you are a health care provider at a small practice, you might be surprised to find out that the
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Is Medicare the Primary or Secondary Payer? Working with Patients Who Have Multiple Insurance Plans
Medicare provides health insurance coverage for more than 55 million Americans — over 15 percent of the population — and
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Implications of CDT Changes for Dental-Medical Cross Coding
Every year, the American Dental Association (ADA) updates its coding standards within the Current Dental Terminology (CDT) code set. For
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CPT Coding for Gastric Emptying Imaging Studies
For physicians, chronic digestive issues are some of the most difficult to diagnose. When a patient complains of stomach pain,
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The Unexpected Complexities of Medical Billing: Name Misspellings on Insurance Cards
When it comes to medical billing and coding for small health care practice, like a family doctor’s office or a
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