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Come Jan. 1, 2012, if you don’t transmit electronic claims using the new 5010 transaction standards, they will be rejected.
How to code medications associated with an implantable infusion pump refill depends on circumstances of the service and billing requirements of MACs, private insurers, and Medicaid programs.
Hospitals should focus on three areas in an era of reform to improve revenue cycle performance: processes related to eligibility, denials management, and documentation and coding.
Key considerations for assigning codes for chondroplasty procedures as they relate to different knee compartments are discussed.
Revenue cycle leaders should have a project plan in place to help ensure a smooth transition to ICD 10.
The new HIPAA 5010 EDI standards will profoundly affect coding and claims preparation in the short and long term.
Choosing the correct J code for oral medications can be confusing.
Understanding the reasons why some pain codes are often denied can help patient financial services professionals ensure that they submit clean claims.
If you are submitting electronic insurance verification and claims and receiving your remittances electronically, you have the data to measure and improve your revenue cycle.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Learning Network® is releasing a series of podcasts to teach hospitals how to avoid common billing errors.
St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s revenue cycle leaders created a detailed strategy for the transition to the ICD-10 code system.
Dual coding improves coder productivity and builds coder confidence during the transition to ICD-10.
Providers can take several proactive steps with vendors and payers to meet the Jan. 1, 2012, compliance deadline.
What determines the applicability of code 99053 (after-hours code for the emergency department?
Providers still need basic education on 5010 and ICD-10 and identification of risk mitigation strategies.
Incorrectly coding the place of service could subject physicians and their billing agents to recovery actions for overpayments.
Peforming self-audits of claims and implementing the OIG's voluntary compliance program can help providers avoid audits by the government and other payers.
Learn when it is necessary to obtain an advance beneficiary notice (ABN) from a Medicare beneficiary.
Coding in an EMR can help organizations improve the accuracy of their claims, but it involves a role shift for both clinicians and coders.
A major challenge facing providers is that, in many cases, both consumers and regulators feel they are either overpaying for the services they are receiving or they are paying for services they are not receiving.
Modifiers are necessary to clarify, interpret, and provide more detail when a CPT code alone does not provide enough information to accurately identify the entire service provided.
The enactment of HIPAA in 1996 paved the way for using electronic payment processing to improve collections. Posting payments electronically enables providers to work more efficiently.
Erroneous charges for drugs, if not identified and corrected in a timely manner, can place the hospital at both compliance and financial risk.
New flu, obesity V codes are among the ICD-9-CM changes for FY11.
Revenue assurance is always important, but in today's challenging economy, it is critical for healthcare organizations to make sure they receive all of the payment they are due.
Amy Amick, president, revenue cycle management, and William Davis, vice president, revenue cycle advisory solutions, both with MedAssets, share insights on the industry and techniques to drive sustainable performance improvement.
Eric Ward, president and CEO, Parallon Revenue Cycle Services, discusses key trends in revenue cycle management and factors providers should consider when partnering to advance their revenue cycle performance.
Doug Festermaker, managing partner and executive vice president of health care, Warbird Consulting Partners, shares strategies to leverage outsourced CFO expertise to lead special projects or fill interim roles while recruiting is underway.
Lisa Schneider, CFA, managing director, non-profits & healthcare systems at Russell Investments, offers insights on today’s asset management environment and what to look for when working with a solutions provider to optimize a healthcare organization’s portfolio strategy and manage risk.
Todd W. Lillibridge, president and CEO of Lillibridge Healthcare Services Inc., and executive vice president of medical property operations at Ventas, discusses trends in healthcare real estate strategy and key considerations when choosing a partner for managing a healthcare organization's service and capital needs.
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