News & Analysis

August 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

Behavioral health is a highly specialized area of coding that many coders and billers are unfamiliar with. There are hundreds of ICD-10-CM codes for mental disorders with unique characters to specify symptoms and complications.

July 31, 2019
HIM Briefings

Use this sample physician query form as a template for your organization.

July 29, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: For an inpatient-only procedure, can the inpatient order be obtained the day after surgery, and if so, we are still allowed to bill as inpatient for the entire stay?

July 24, 2019
HIM Briefings

Ensure inpatient coders get an MS-DRG refresher to perfect code assignment and strengthen reimbursement.

July 3, 2019
Medicare Web

Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland, will pay $3,154,000 to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare for medically unnecessary evaluation and management services and separately billing bundled procedures

July 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

Before starting an ambulatory or outpatient CDI program, those tasked with the project must first create some universal definitions so everyone is on the same page and speaking the same language.