Persistent, addressable problems with documentation put the brakes on coders’ productivity, according to respondents of HIM Briefings’ (HIMB) 2021 Coding Productivity Survey.
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis are complex diagnoses that are a frequent target of denials. Use these tips to improve coding and documentation for these conditions and avoid denials.
Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, breaks down CPT coding for hearing assessments and for auditory osseointegrated implants used to treat certain types of hearing loss.
The 2022 CPT code set includes 249 new codes that went into effect January 1. Review new CPT codes for spinal decompressions, cataract removals, auditory implantations, and more.
Lawrence A. Allen, MBA, CPC, CPMA, CEMA, makes the case for reevaluating coding performance.
Query forms need to be vetted and approved and must follow appropriate guidelines to be compliant. Brush up on current query guidance to ensure you and your organization are following best practice.