News & Analysis

June 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

In the U.S., tympanostomy tube insertion is the most common ambulatory surgery performed on children under 15, according to StatPearls. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA, reviews common types of ear infections and CPT coding for myringotomies with tympanostomy tube insertion.

June 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Laura Evans, CPC, and Julia Kyles, CPC, break down potentially confusing updates to the 2021 E/M guidelines, including new definitions for technical terms and revised guidance for reporting diagnostic laboratory testing with interpretation.

June 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CICA, CHRC, CHPC, CHEP, CHC, CICA, CAC, CACO, looks at the implications of a recent OIG brief on how Medicare Advantage organizations could use national provider identifiers (NPI) to monitor for fraud, waste, and abuse. 

May 26, 2021
HIM Briefings

Performance benchmarks are key to improving CDI programs. Use these tips to identify key data to collect, analyze, and apply.

May 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

It’s always been easy to show financial return on investment for inpatient CDI endeavors, but the monetary value of outpatient programs is increasing dramatically year after year, making outpatient CDI reviews more attractive to many healthcare organizations.

May 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Facility E/M coding reflects the volume and intensity of resources utilized by the facility during patient encounters. Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO, describes how facilities can create internal guidelines and point systems for determining E/M level section.

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