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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2014 Physician Fee Schedule
March 5, 2014

2014 Physician Fee Schedule

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During last year’s holidays, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were working hard in order to release the 2014 Medicare physician fee schedule. This critical schedule influences doctors and healthcare facilities around the country and includes one of the most importance announcements regarding the Medicare Conversion Factor for 2014. The new rules also include provisions for physical quality programs. Changes could be in the works for physician groups that have more than 10 eligibl

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