Errors Billing Outpatient Services When Patient is also Inpatient:
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2020 ICD-10 PCS Codes
These 2020 ICD-10-PCS codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.
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Type of Bill Code Structure (2018-08-30)
March 20th, 2019
Published March 20th, 2019 - Last Review/Update March 25th, 2019|
The UB-04 claim form (also known as CMS 1450) is the standard facility and residential claim form used to report health claims. The Type of Bill is reported in Block No. 4 of the UB04 claim form. Type of bill codes are four-digit codes that describe the type of bill a ...
Errors Billing Outpatient Services When Patient is also Inpatient
November 29th, 2018
Published November 29th, 2018|
The OIG recently reported that Medicare inappropriately paid acute-care hospitals for outpatient services provided to patients who were inpatients of another facility including long term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and critical access hospitals. CMS suggests using the following resources to ensure compliance: Medicare Inappropriately Paid Acute-Care Hospitals for ...
Present on Admission POA Indicator
November 26th, 2018
Published November 26th, 2018 - Last Review/Update November 29th, 2018|
This article will focus on the Present on Admission (POA) indicator which is used as a method of reporting whether a patient’s diagnoses are present at the time they are admitted to a facility. We’ll look at a few scenarios to determine the correct reporting of POA and the impact...
Tools and Resources for Life Care Planners
October 2nd, 2018
Published October 2nd, 2018|
Life Care Planners play a vital and underappreciated including understanding the progression of a disease and lifetime clinical treatment options, research, delete (I combined this into the paragraph above) compiled into one easy-to-use resource. a unified providing a single destination for procedure coding coding to find information on...
Pricing for ASC’s and APC’s
August 27th, 2018
Published August 27th, 2018|
For Medicare purposes, an Ambulatory Surgical Center Resources (ASC) is a distinct entity that operates exclusively to furnish surgical services to patients who do not require hospitalization and in which the expected duration of services does not exceed 24 hours following admission. ASC payment groups determine the amount that...
TKAs to Outpatient What We Have Learned with Q1
May 14th, 2018
Published May 14th, 2018 - Last Review/Update May 24th, 2018|
The release of the 2018 Final Rule for the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) in November 2017 has created quite a stir across the orthopedic healthcare community. In what has been deemed a questionable decision, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decided to remove Total Knee Arthroplasty...
Documentation for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
March 8th, 2018
Published March 8th, 2018 - Last Review/Update March 27th, 2018|
The Medicare Learning Network provides guidance on required documentation for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF).
The Coder as the Last, Best Hope for the Right DRG
February 12th, 2018
Published February 12th, 2018 - Last Review/Update April 12th, 2018|
f the story doesn't make sense, there is probably something missing. There are a variety of reasons why the DRG might not tell the story of the patient encounter....
ICD-10-PCS Coding the Approach
January 9th, 2018
Published January 9th, 2018|
When coding surgical procedures, the approach is the technique you use to reach the site of the procedure, or how you get in to do the operation. The fifth character of PCS code is used to indicate the approach when using. There are seven approaches. They are listed below with their ...
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Coding Auditing Inpatient Evaluation and Management — A Hands-On Experience
January 15th, 2019
Do your providers perform and report Evaluation and Management (E/M) services in the inpatient setting? Does the documentation match with the services being billed, or does it fall short? Join Aimee for a hands-on audit of an inpatient E/M service and get an idea of the information and documentation needed to correctly code inpatient E/M services.
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