News & Analysis

July 21, 2021
Medicare Web

Less than a year after CMS finalized the three-year phaseout of the inpatient-only (IPO) list to be completed by 2024, the agency is looking to reverse course, according to the 2022 OPPS proposed rule, released Monday, July 19.

July 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Approximately 34.2 million Americans, or 10.5% of the U.S. population, were diagnosed with diabetes in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Review signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus types 1 and 2 and ICD-10-CM coding for these conditions.

July 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Refresh your knowledge of dysphagia, esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and Barrett’s esophagus, and review guidance for reporting these conditions in ICD-10-CM.

June 30, 2021
HIM Briefings

Modifier -XE (separate encounter) is used to indicate a separate surgical operative session on the same date of service or a distinct encounter after the patient has left the hospital or changed status/locations within the facility. Use this flowchart to support accurate use as a template for your organization.

June 23, 2021
HIM Briefings

Audit results should be packaged to be meaningful and easy to follow. Apply these tips to create audit packages that providers will get the most out of.

June 16, 2021
HIM Briefings

Physicians can opt to base evaluation and management (E/M) level selection on medical decision-making. Learn how to interpret the new guidelines and ensure compliance.

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