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20May
Uncategorized
May 20, 2020

4 Ways to Connect Digitally With Patients | AnnexMed

  Learn about ways to connect digitally with your patients and how these digital methods reduce the number of patients in the waiting room.   4 Ways to Connect Digitally With Patients and Reduce Waiting Room Time As digital technology improves, the way patients attend appointments and visit doctor offices changes too. New digital platforms […]
22Apr
Uncategorized
April 22, 2020

Improving Your Quality and Education Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) measure the Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) improper payment rate through the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program. Towards the end of each year, CMS publishes detailed improper payment rate information breaking down the percentages, types of errors, service lines, CPT codes, providers, and so on. The 2019 Medicare […]
22Apr
Healthcare
April 22, 2020

5 Major Benefits of Outsourced Coding

Healthcare organizations continue to be challenged by this ever-evolving industry. Regulatory changes, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC), medical necessity requirements and the transition from volume to value has impacted their ability to be reimbursed. Hospitals and physician practices are under intense pressure to delivery high quality care at a lower cost. […]
15Apr
COVID-19
April 15, 2020

CMS Telemedicine Code Updates : COVID-19

In response to the national emergency that was declared concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, CMS has temporarily waived certain requirements related to telemedicine services.  The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020 now enables both patients and providers to conduct telehealth visits from home or offices. CMS has also loosened regulations and will temporarily cover other […]
14Apr
COVID-19
April 14, 2020

COVID-19 related diagnosis codes

CDC has introduced two new diagnosis codes, one for COVID-19 and the second one for Vaping related disorders. CMS has added these diagnosis codes for PDGM as of 04/01/2020. AnnexMed has incorporated these changes immediately and released an update to all our customers. We made the following changes. Added the ICD codes to our library […]
08Apr
General
April 8, 2020

Now is not a time to say “no” to outsourcing RCM

Now is not a time to say “no” to outsourcing RCM   There is a learning curve to be surmounted when beginning to bill for any specialty. Ever-changing payor rules and mandates, specialty coding, and billing requirements can be tough to navigate for providers as well as for billing staff. Many times, billers depend on […]
10Jan
Uncategorized
January 10, 2018

Coding for Pressure Ulcers on the OASIS-C2

Pressure ulcers are among the most common conditions that are addressed by home health care workers. Patients with limited mobility — especially those who are bedridden or who use wheelchairs — are often at high risk of developing pressure ulcers, so home healthcare workers are often involved in prevention, identification, management, and/or treatment. As a […]
10Jan
Uncategorized
January 10, 2018

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 in January. These new codes were added to the CPT and the HCPCS code sets, but these are not the only code sets that are due for an update in 2018. The ICD-10 CM code […]
10Jan
Uncategorized
January 10, 2018

New Medicare Telehealth Services Codes for 2019

As technology reshapes the way people think about the provision of healthcare, telehealth services are on the rise. In order to respond to this trend, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is adding several new codes to the CPT and the HCPCS code sets for calendar year 2018. If your practice provides telehealth […]
10Jan
Uncategorized
January 10, 2018

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’ Compensation (DFEC) within the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) has issued new guidelines for workers’ compensation claims for opioid medications for federal employees. While the OWCP DFEC acknowledges that opioid medications are valuable for […]