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Learn from industry experts that are well-versed in medical coding and compliance. Experience our podcasts from the perspective of auditors, billers and coders for the professional medical community. InnoviHealth Podcasts - Surviving Healthcare Changes... Read More
February 24, 2020 - By Chris Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
Now with your subscription, you can purchase the electronic format of innoviHealth publications, such as the ChiroCode Deskbook, Dentistry Reimbursement Guide, and several other Reimbursement Guides. The Library also offers a short cut to additional valuable information such as:
ICD-... Read More
February 20, 2020 - By Chris Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
We all need a quick audit tool – Use Scrub-a-Claim and get paid with the first claim submission!
Eliminate errors and rejections using our quick auditing tool, Scrub-A-Claim! Medical claims require a robust application using coding rules to ensure reimbursement and compliance. ... Read More
February 10, 2020 - By Chris Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
Take the guesswork out of documentation using Find-A-Code's Provider Documentation Guides (PDGs)!
Provider Documentation Guides, or PDGs, are designed to provide a quick reference for all aspects of diagnosing a particular condition so that the highest specificity code can be easily determined... Read More
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We now offer Historical CPT Content in 2-year, 5-year, or 10-year options! Access specific CPT historical data for up to 10 years using rules effective at that specific time. Add the UCR fees add-on product to your account to view UCR fees from past years. ... Read More
Using add-on codes with HCPCS/CPT is not as simple as 123! Although there are three different groups of add-on codes assigned by CMS, these are used to identify code edits. It is easy to see the add-on code with some codes; we can see the instructional notes and phrases such as “Use Additional... Read More
CMS assigns Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE's) for HCPCS/CPT codes, although not every code has an MUE. MUE edits are used to limit tests and treatments provided to a Medicare patient for a single date of service or for a single line item on a claim form. It is important to understand M... Read More
With the transition to the new case-mix classification model, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) just around the corner, now is the perfect time to preview Find-A-Code’s home health PDGM Calculator for Medicare! Plug in your numbers and see just HOW your payments will be... Read More
In October, CMS released a final rule which eliminates the requirement for health plans to obtain a unique health plan identifier (HPID) and also eliminates the voluntary use of the other entity identifier (OEID). This change becomes effective December 27, 2019.
Back in 2012, there w... Read More
How does the VA determine charges billed to third party payers for Veterans with private health insurance?
According to the VA. "38 C.F.R 17.101 stipulates the basic methodology by which VA bills third party insurance carriers. In order to generate a charge for medical services, VA establishes reas... Read More