A deep dive into the “toughest type of coding.While you may have dedicated CPT® coders for interventional cardiology (IC) and vascular interventional radiology (VIR) for outpatient coding, you may not have considered the importance of doing the same for inpatient ICD-10-PCS coding. These intricate procedures are extremely difficult to understand…
The American Medical Association (AMA) released new current procedural terminology (CPT®) codes during its 2018 CPT and RBRVS symposium held in Chicago Nov. 15-17.Significant changes to the 2018 CPT® codes and descriptors were announced late last week by the American Medical Association (AMA), including 170 new CPT codes, 60 revised…
AHIMA conference programs include subjects designed to improve one’s proficiency in the areas of coding, documentation and compliance.The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), holding its annual convention and exhibit in Los Angeles this week, has as a theme, “Inspire, Innovate and Lead.” It  is a joy to attend as…
Much attention and dedicated work have been devoted toward clinical documentation improvement and accurate, specific coding. Clearly, those are of great importance. However, I want to address the physician Part B insurance denials that have nothing to do with how good the clinical documentation is and how accurate the coding…
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