End of The Fiscal Year Push!

Fiscal Year

Every organization associated with Health Information Coding has felt the pressure to catch everything up at the end of the Fiscal Year. It helps to understand what is at stake and how you can help. Some Fiscal Years (FY) correspond to the calendar year, while others start/end at times established for taxing and accounting purposes. Annual Financial reports are generated during this time to show the success or failure of the organization to meet its goals and expectations.

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New Year, New Codes: 2020 CPT Code Changes

CPT Changes

As we turn the calendar to a new decade, the 2020 CPT code changes take effect. This year there are a total of 394 changes to CPT, bringing the total number of codes to 10,471. This includes 248 new codes, 71 deletions, and 75 code revisions, according to the American Medical Association (AMA). This is Part 1 of a 2-Part Series. In this article, we will discuss the changes in the Surgery Section.

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Optimal Quality Coding Prevents Medical Claims Denials

Quality Coding

Medical billing denials generate significant cost for providers and hospitals that could be avoided by improving claims data management and optimizing medical coding processes. Optimal quality coding effectively prevents medical claims denials by reducing the potential for manual error and addressing concerns over fast approaching time limits.

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Is Your Medical Data At Risk? – Part One

Medical Data at Risk

Is your medical data at risk? Google just announced a partnership with Ascension, the country’s second-largest hospital system, that will allow the tech giant to store and analyze millions of medical records to improve healthcare services. HIPAA has been amended to include regulations for the safeguarding and sharing of information digitally as new systems have entered the scene…

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