It's been more than three years since CMS introduced a subset of modifiers it wants providers to report instead of modifier -59 (distinct procedural service), but they're still optional as barely any new guidance has been released.
Q: We're seeing an increase in the volume of medical record requests from external auditors. How can we ensure that the information in the records is accurate, timely, and available to meet auditors' demands?
The Revenue Integrity Symposium is truly one of the first and most comprehensive revenue integrity programs available in the country. Anyone with responsibilities in any revenue cycle related function or process, should consider attending.
NAHRI’s 2018 Revenue Integrity Symposium is fast approaching, and I am very much looking forward to what’s in store—both at the conference and in the Phoenix area where I reside. Phoenix is truly a beautiful area and the Revenue Integrity Symposium allows you to take in all it has to offer during one of the most beautiful times of year.
Many HIM directors find that managing the coding team requires a different type of focus than other functions within the department. This may be true because coding professionals have advanced education, prefer a quiet work environment, and require less direction.