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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The healthcare and health information management industry is no stranger to constant changes and evolutions. To successfully navigate the future – and be prepared for anything – healthcare organizations need to craft a strategic plan. A strategic plan is beneficial for everyone: It allows the company owner to identify which goals will help grow the organization, and it helps the employees foster that growth by accomplishing the necessary objectives and increasing productivity.Read More
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.Read More
The implementation of ICD-10-coding brought about significant changes to the world of coding. With the additions for FY 2017 presently pushing the number of codes to over 70,000, it is crucial to follow the symbols, conventions, and guidelines mentioned throughout the book.Read More
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