News & Analysis

July 1, 2018
Briefings on APCs

Many HIM directors find that managing the coding team requires a different type of focus than other functions within the department. This may be true because coding professionals have advanced education, prefer a quiet work environment, and require less direction.

June 20, 2018
HIM Briefings

When evaluating a code edit, it’s necessary to understand exactly when or where in the claim or billing process the edit arose. Look to coding guidance to help edit resolution efforts.

June 20, 2018
Medicare Web

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to address concerns regarding capitated payment models by putting preauthorization denials under review.

April 9, 2018
Medicare Web

What strategies would you recommend for building an effective denials management team?

March 28, 2018
Medicare Web

CMS instructed Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) to review previously denied 2018 outpatient therapy claims reported with modifier -KX. However, because MACs might not automatically review all denied therapy claims, providers will need to initiate the process.

March 7, 2018
Medicare Web

Incorrect inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) claims led to $444,458 in overpayments at Memorial University Medical Center, a Savannah, Georgia-based hospital, according to a recent Office of Inspector General audit report. IRF billing compliance has been on the OIG’s radar for several years, and Medicare Administrative Contractors and supplemental medical review contractors have been placing these claims under increased scrutiny.