Many coders struggle with coding spinal fusion procedures. First, the terminology can be confusing.
Category: Medical Coding
The 2020 IPPS Proposed Rule indicates many changes to ICD-10 for FY 2020 including some significant ones to MS-DRG payments-some higher and some lower.
Denial reduction in the outpatient (OP) environment stems from the knowledge of the factors that contribute to risk.
When a CDI audit is in a facility’s future, several factors should be considered for a smooth and successful outcome.
As its importance was realized, CDI expanded from a single setting reimbursement focus to a quality based, multiple setting focus…
Article by David Reece, BSN, RN, CCDS, Consulting Director, Outpatient CDI Solutions, MedPartners University The debate around what constitutes Outpatient Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) has been going on for some time now.
By all accounts, this is a great time get started as a medical coder. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the demand for medical coders will grow by 15 percent between 2014 and 2024, and require an additional 29,000 new professionals in order to fill all the open positions.
Standardizing Audit Feedback to Enhance the Outpatient Educational Process Lynn Thornton, RHIA, CCS MedPartners Education and Compliance Manager There is no doubt the auditing process is a valuable endeavor that helps drive correct coding, optimize reimbursement and satisfy coding compliance efforts.
Developing Outpatient Coding Education Lynn Thornton, RHIA, CCS HIM Education and Compliance Manager When developing education for HIM coders it is essential to look at the opportunity to including clinical, technical and regulatory guidance.