News & Analysis

April 1, 2012
Briefings on APCs

The transition to ICD-10-CM is coming. The only question is when. Despite the delay, coders and other HIM professionals must continue to prepare for the transition.

April 1, 2012
Briefings on APCs

Coders and billers may not completely understand how to charge for inpatient supplies. One misconception is that the room rate incorporates all supplies used for every inpatient. Another misconception is that payers will not separately pay for inpatient supplies.

April 1, 2012
Briefings on APCs

Our coding experts answer your questions about  molecular pathology codes, HCPCS codes for drugs that aren’t separately payable under OPPS, deducting push time from infusions, CPT initial observation codes, and diabetes coding in ICD-10-CM.

April 1, 2012
Briefings on APCs

Editor’s note: To help coders prepare for the upcoming transition to ICD-10-CM, we will provide occasional articles about specific anatomical locations and body parts as part of a larger series for ICD-10-CM preparation. This month’s column addresses digestive system.

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March 9, 2012
Briefings on HIPAA

If your healthcare organization hasn’t yet completed a security risk analysis, you just got another reason to conduct one.

March 1, 2012
Briefings on HIPAA

Breaches happen. How your organization responds when they happen can make all the difference.

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