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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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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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strategic planning

Crafting Your Organization’s Strategic Plan For A Successful Year

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

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.

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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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Understanding ICD-10 Codes and Why They’re Important

By YES HIM Consulting / September 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Every disease, injury, and symptom has its own ICD-10 code. But what exactly is their purpose and what makes them so important?

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YES Director Receives Top Honor at FHIMA 2019

By YES HIM Consulting / August 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

YES HIM Consulting’s very own Vanessa Youmans, Director of OP/Profee Coding & Auditing, receives a prestigious award at FHIMA 2019! Read on to learn more.

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Medical Billing

What Is Medical Coding and Billing? How does it Streamline a Hospital’s Financial Performance?

By YES HIM Consulting / August 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

At first glance, physicians and nurses would seem to be the ones running the show at medical facilities nationwide. That is a reasonable observation, as they are the people who treat patients. However, there are numerous other individuals working at hospitals, medical facilities and other healthcare settings doing work that makes visits with doctors possible.

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Top 5 Reasons for Medical Billing Denials and How to Prevent Them

By YES HIM Consulting / August 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Manual errors, input omissions, and timing concerns could be instigating more denials than you realize. Keep an eye on these collective reasons for insurance denials to see if you can constrict your billing approach and reduce your rate of denials.

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Medical Coding Classes and the Importance of a Coding Education

By YES HIM Consulting / August 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Medical coding and health information management can be an extremely rewarding and lucrative field, which makes the value of a coding education, priceless.

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