POA Indicator
March 29, 2018

How to Accurately Capture POA Indicator?

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It is essential for providers to capture accurate Present on Admission (POA) indicator for all diagnoses submitted on Medicare inpatient acute care claims. But is it being captured correctly? “No,” as per experts. In fact, as per then, this is one of those areas that is marred by inefficiencies, vowing to a variety of reasons. With such a key role that these indicators play, it pays to understand what they are, why they are

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patient collections
March 16, 2018

Patient Collections: Strategies for Success

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Is improving your patient payment collections one of your top most priority? If not, you are in big trouble, say experts. Gone are the days when practices could bank on payers to collect majority of payments for services delivered. Today, it is the age of high-deductible plans wherein patient financial responsibilities have skyrocketed and this is causing severe issues to both patients and providers.

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physician documentation
February 28, 2018

Physician Documentation Improvement: A Complete Overview

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Ask any medical coder across the country and they will say that the biggest challenge that they are facing is not the absence of physician documentation; but it is that the documentation they are receiving is not adequate or rather incomplete, with many not even having the basic information that is necessary to assign accurate codes. One of the main reason for this is the proverbial habit of the physician to capture only the in

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