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MEAT Criteria

HCC Chronic Conditions and M.E.A.T. Criteria

By Karen Youmans | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

As a follow-up to our previous articles “The HCC Coding Specialist: Benefiting payers, providers, and patients” and “HCC Medicare Advantage background and overview,” we now review HCC chronic conditions and the M.E.A.T. documentation criteria.

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CPT Updates

CPT Changes for 2020 – Part Two

By Teri Jorwic | January 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

CPT 2020 changes took effect on January 1, 2020. In Part 2, we continue with a discussion of revisions in the Evaluation and Management, and Medicine sections, along with an overview of updates in the Radiology, Pathology and Laboratory, and the new Category III codes.

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Medical Data

Is Your Medical Data At Risk? – Part Two

By YES HIM Consulting | January 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

As a follow-up to our previous article, “Is Your Medical Data At Risk? – Part One,” we now examine how personal health information could be used in the hands of technology companies outside of the medical industry. Representatives from Google and Ascension have said the medical data will be used solely to develop software that will make suggestions for patient care.

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ICD-11

ICD-11 Overview

By Karen Youmans | January 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). This release was presented at the World Health Assembly on May 25, 2019 for adoption by member states, and will come into effect on January 1, 2022. However, note that it is still unknown when ICD-11 will be ready for implementation in the United States.

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Fiscal Year

End of The Fiscal Year Push!

By John Franz | December 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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