Unintentional billing errors can occur even in the most vigilant organization. A comprehensive audit program can help detect these issues. Learn how to develop different types of audits to find and address errors.
Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, CCDS-O, reviews the latest guidance and ICD-10-CM reporting for common novel coronavirus (COVID-19) scenarios such as reporting for patients who present for testing with symptoms of COVID-19.
Like other services covered by Medicare, observation must be reasonable and necessary or, in other words, medically necessary. The physician must document that they assessed patient risk to determine that the patient would benefit from observation services.
In today’s continually changing healthcare environment, increasing demands to share patient information create complex challenges. Learn how to optimize staffing and technology to ensure efficient and compliant release of information (ROI).
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) will be taking a closer look at how health risk assessments influence Medicare Advantage risk scores and risk-adjusted payments, according to its recently updated Work Plan.
A recent audit conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that the majority of healthcare providers reviewed used Medicare Part D eligibility information for potentially inappropriate purposes.
One of the most vexing challenges that CDI specialists have is how to engage physicians to completely and precisely document their patients’ conditions and treatments in the language required by ICD-10-CM, which is essential to risk adjustment.
Carolinas Hospital in Florence, South Carolina, received $431,757 in Medicare overpayments for incorrectly billed inpatient and outpatient services, according to an Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit report released November 26. Based on the sample, the OIG estimates the hospital may have received at least $3.4 million in overpayments.