News & Analysis

January 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

The 2019 CPT code update includes 19 code additions and three revisions to the cardiovascular section of the CPT Manual. These changes reflect advances in surgical treatment for cardiovascular conditions such as heart failure and aortic stenosis.

December 26, 2018
HIM Briefings

Stay on top of risk-adjustment coding guidelines with these tips.

December 19, 2018
HIM Briefings

Use these tips to avoid common TKA coding and documentation pitfalls.

November 7, 2018
Medicare Web

Most inpatient rehabilitation facility stays might not meet Medicare coverage or documentation requirements and compliance could be improved through a preauthorization process, according to a recent Office of Inspector General report.

November 1, 2018
Briefings on APCs

CMS hit the brakes on making imminent changes to the oft-used E/M code set that’s tied to billions of dollars in medical practice revenue.

October 31, 2018
HIM Briefings

Competing perspectives and priorities can lead CDI programs down the wrong path. Understand how differences in professional backgrounds and approaches to documentation can cause conflict in CDI.