By Cathy Massaro, CCM, MSW The anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone yet the effects of the tragedy are still felt everyday by many struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD.
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By Cathy Massaro, CCM, MSW The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing new Medicare cards to all beneficiaries.
By Cathy Massaro, CCM, MSW It is a very simple question, but do we as healthcare professionals ask it at the right times for the right reasons? Do we ask it to establish rapport with our patients or only to make sure the right patient is getting the right medical care? The timing of this question …
By Cathy Massaro, CCM, MSW Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia.
A Brief Overview of HCC and Risk Adjustment Coding I would like to take a moment and go over the importance of RA, HCCs and quality of data abstraction.
Assigning codes for HIV / AIDS Assigning HIV/AIDS codes is a sensitive matter and can potentially have great impact on the patient’s life.
MedPartners University – A Dream Career Path! First and foremost, love what you do and do what you love! Unfortunately we can’t all have what we may consider a “dream job” but we can set our sights on the horizon and feel accomplished as we work toward what we want.
A taste of the 2019 ICD-10-PCS Changes Coming soon to a code book near you! The 2019 ICD-10-CM and PCS updates take effect on October 1, 2018! The year has sped by and now it is time be sure you are prepared for the 2019 ICD-10 code updates! PCS has 392 NEW codes however there …
Case Managers and the Uninsured Population Whether you are the Emergency Department case manager or a case manager on a unit within the hospital, you have encountered the uninsured patient.