News & Analysis

October 13, 2021
HIM Briefings

Accurate HCC reporting must be supported by appropriate documentation and coding. Use these tips ensure complete, compliance HCC capture for wound care.

October 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, breaks down CPT coding for diagnostic services performed during the second and third trimesters, and provides an overview of an obstetric (OB) hospitalist's role in caring for high-risk maternity patients.

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.

September 15, 2021
HIM Briefings

Identifying sepsis is a complex process that takes more thought than checking off clinical indicators from a list, regardless of what criteria are used to qualify the diagnosis. Apply these tips to identify clinical indicators of competing diagnoses.

September 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

To select the most specific CPT codes for prenatal care, physician coders must have a solid understanding of complex guidelines for reporting pregnancy-related office visits. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, unpacks services included in the global obstetric package and CPT coding for routine prenatal care.

September 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Review proposed updates to the CPT set for 2022, including new codes for chronic care management, laser interstitial thermal therapy, spinal anesthesia, and more.

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