Coding News

Breaking Free: More Docs Go Independent
It may not be skydiving, but the top item on the “bucket list” of Terry Edwards, MD, is a bold
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CMS Mulls Regulating Shared Space in Provider-based Settings
Guidance expected to address when a provider-based location shares space with a clinic or another hospital. At the American Health
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Coding Clinic Offers Important Guidelines for Coding BMI
Spring has arrived in the Northeast and people are getting back to their exercise schedules. I was thinking about this
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Data expert lays bare PDPM myths, truths, observations
The Patient-Driven Payment Model is the biggest overhaul of nursing home reimbursement in at least a generation, but it is
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Coding of Diseases Being Reported in the Main Street News
Diseases and procedures are hitting the news. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that 35 people had
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Searching for Efficiency in the CDI Process
When efficiency is not truly efficient, after all. “Efficiency” may be defined in many ways, including the following, as described
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IRF Count Down Continues: Are You Ready?
IRF countdown is the change to use quality indicators for CMG payment calculation. The final rule for FY 2019 for
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UnitedHealthcare, AMA ask ICD-10 for 23 new codes for SDoH
UnitedHealthcare and the American Medical Association have joined forces to enable healthcare organizations and payers to use ICD-10 codes for
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A Rebeginner’s Guide to Peer-to-Peer Appeals
If you are wondering why you should read this if you think you are not a rebeginner, well, it is
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Risk-Adjusted Reimbursement Déjà vu
For most health information management (HIM) professionals, many aspects of risk-adjusted coding might give rise to the phenomenon, at least
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