Transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10
August 24, 2015

Transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10: CMS Will Reimburse Wrongly Coded Claims for One Year

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ICD-10 is one of the biggest and the most exciting change in standard healthcare coding systems in decades. By adding over 65,000 new codes that describes medical conditions and treatments, the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) has completely revamped the healthcare landscape and in the process has transformed every system, process, and operation that uses a diagnosis code as we know it. The most striking difference bet

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HCPCS code modification
August 20, 2015

How New Coding Requirement to HCPCS has Affected Reimbursement

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HCPCS codes are maintained by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and are revised by the federal agency every year. Though these changes are intended to streamline the reimbursement process and maximize hospitals’ incentive to provide care in the most efficient manner, they generally tend to add to the complication and create a degree of confusion among the healthcare providers. Let’s take a look at the complications that the latest HCPCS code modification has brought about-

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EHRs and Coding
March 10, 2014

EHRs and Coding

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Even though it’s becoming the norm across the industry, there are still some challenges when it comes to electronic health records. Many systems have software to help providers figure out the best evaluation and management codes, and when used properly, can support accurate coding founded on medical necessity. In addition, when these codes are used correctly, they have been linked with higher levels of E/M coding. In some cases, however, there are some software glitches. When combined with

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