The handbook's format and style of presentation follows that of previous editions inspired by the Faye Brown approach to coding instruction. The handbook is authored by Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, Director of Coding and Classification at the AHA.
Fiscal year 2021 code updates, including new information on COVID-19, vaping-related disorder, history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension, immunodeficiency, cytokine release syndrome,cerebrospinal fluid leak, intracranial hypotension, neonatal cerebral infarction, and “chronic stroke”
Up-to-date guidance on coding signs and symptoms, diseases, disorders, procedures, conditions, complications of care, long-term care, and more
Reflects the Official Coding Guidelines
Over 200 chapter-based and final review exercises
Built-in workbook of case summary exercises
More than 50 four-color illustrations of anatomy, common disorders, and procedures
Announcing Find-A-Codes Newest product: Medical /Lab Test Information, available with your Find-A-Code subscription.Test information includes:
overview of the test
utility - when/why/how the test is used
diseases the test is often used to detect or monitor
specimen collection methods/pro... Read More
One of my top questions asked at my billing courses.Question: What is the difference between a new and established patient, for office E/M coding purposes? I’ve heard that you can consider a patient new even if they’ve been to your practice before. Is that true?
Answer: If the... Read More
On January 11th at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, Andy Slavitt, acting CMS Administrator, dropped a bombshell by announcing that “The meaningful use program as it has existed will now be effectively over and replaced with something better.”
In a CMS blog post... Read More
Medicare oupatient hospital services are paid under the Outpatient Prospectivie Payment System (OPPS), under the Ambulatory Patient Classification system. Historically, these had been called Ambulatory Patient Groups (APGs), but before implementation of the OPPS on August 1, 2000, the name chan... Read More
The Coding Network is able to get the very best coders because we are in pursuit of greatness. We want to be the company that defines accuracy and service. The convergence of our passion for accuracy, obsession with customer service, knowledge of the landscape in which our clients must operate, and... Read More
January 19, 2016 - By Bonnie G. Schreck, BS, CCS, CPC, COC, CP
The OIG, or Office of the Inspector General, is a department of Health and Human Services (HHS), that was organized to protect the integrity of HHS programs and operations and the well-being of beneficiaries by detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse, identifying opportunitie... Read More
Question: Our clinician admitted a patient in September and didn’t discharge her until October. Because of the ICD-10 implementation, we are not sure how to bill this claim. Do we use both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes on the same claim since the dates of service span the implementation dat... Read More
Our interactive course lets all participants have fun while learning. We teach to all
learning styles through games, computer teaching, lecture and interactivity. All
participants will understand how and why medical billing can be a proﬁt center in
the dental practice.
After a very successful... Read More
Due to an error found in the logic, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing guidance relating to measure CMS122 (Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control) included in the 2014 measure set for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for Eligible Professionals. Ve... Read More
January 11, 2016 - By Bonnie G. Schreck, BS, CCS, CPC, COC, CP
When looking up ‘Biopsy’ in the ICD-10-PCS Alphabetic Index, it directs you to root operations drainage and excision with a diagnostic 6th character qualifier.
In the 2016 ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
Biopsy procedures ar... Read More
The Coding Network has built a team of specialty specific coders with single specialty expertise that cover the entire spectrum of medical and surgical services. All of our more than 350+ coders live and work in the United States of America.
If you would like to learn more about the TCN Re... Read More
CMS has established a new prior authorization process for DMEPOS items that are frequently subject to unnecessary utilization. The final rule will create an initial Master list that includes items that meet specific criteria.
Items already on the Master List that are identified by a GAO/OIG,... Read More
For our customers asking for a cross walk from BETOS to HCPCS, we now have it available with your subscription. There are a few ways to access it; under CODES>OTHER MEDICAL CODE>SETS> check it out!
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