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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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2020 CPT Code Changes

New Year, New Codes: CPT Changes for 2020

By Teri Jorwic / December 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage Insurers Use Reviews to Get Higher Payments

By YES HIM Consulting / December 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

An investigation by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) revealed Medicare Advantage insurers might be overstating patients’ diagnoses without the proper documentation to receive larger payments. Based on the 2016 Medicare Advantage encounter data analyzed by the OIG, insurers were able to get an extra $6.7 billion in payments in 2017.

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Optimal Quality Coding

Optimal Quality Coding Prevents Medical Claims Denials

By YES HIM Consulting / December 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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coding outsourcing myths

Top 5 Common Myths of Coding Outsourcing

By YES HIM Consulting / December 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Assigning coding and auditing needs to outside companies allows providers to focus on the tasks that they enjoy doing, and leaves the other functions for experts who can get them done quickly and accurately, especially if the organization’s in-house staff is not trained in coding. These are 5 common myths of outsourcing, and how YES HIM Consulting debunks these concerns with a skilled team of consultants, coders, and auditors.

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Medical Data at Risk

Is Your Medical Data At Risk? – Part One

By YES HIM Consulting / December 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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Coding compliance

Should Secondary Medical Conditions Be Coded?

By YES HIM Consulting / November 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Locating causes for denied claims can be a tricky process because staff is accustomed to assigning ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes based on the provider’s one major diagnosis documented in the medical record and assume the coding is correct if there isn’t a difference.  However, the lack of support for necessity of the bill might not be as obvious.

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Coding Compliance Statistics

Coding Compliance Audit Statistics: What to Do With Them?

By JJ Crumbley / October 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Year by year, organizations rely more and more on their data analytics. In this article you will be provided with: An overview of key statistics to include in your coding compliance audits, a Questionnaire to determine if you need a coding compliance audit program…

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