News & Analysis

January 12, 2022
HIM Briefings

Regular monitoring and internal auditing are critical to ensure compliance throughout the revenue cycle. Apply this tips and best practices to improve internal audits and support compliance.

January 12, 2022
Briefings on HIPAA

Having a good lawyer often comes in handy. Having a lawyer who understands HIPAA and works well with your HIPAA compliance officers, though, is priceless.

January 1, 2022
Briefings on APCs

Lawrence A. Allen, MBA, CPC, CPMA, CEMA, makes the case for reevaluating coding performance.

November 1, 2021
Case Management Monthly

Interventions to reduce length of stay for high-risk, medically complex, and otherwise vulnerable patients are falling short, according to a technical brief prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

November 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Transcatheter arterial septostomy and transcatheter intracardiac shunt procedures are used to treat congenital cardiac diseases that restrict blood flow and atrial communication. Review documentation requirements and CPT coding for these minimally invasive surgeries.

October 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Several CPT modifiers have similar definitions, which can make distinguishing between them challenging. Review guidance for the appropriate application of modifier -51 versus -59 and discontinued service modifiers -52, -53, -73, and -74.

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