Webinar “Mastering the Art of Modifier Use” begins Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Noon Eastern

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Mastering the use of modifiers is an important skill all coders should have in their toolkit. Modifiers are a critical component of coding. Using modifiers correctly can reduce the risk of lost revenue and improve audit compliance. Using modifiers incorrectly can result in lost revenue and increased claims scrutiny. In general, all coders likely already […]

Reporting Telehealth Services - What's Temporary, What's (Currently) Permanent

CWTC [Episode 91] Etiologic Sequencing for IGC 05, Aftercare vs Acute Kidney Injury in Rehab

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Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for ten to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

Webinar “ICD-10 coding for Viruses, Influenza and Other Germs – Did you Catch That?” begins Thursday, June 23, 2020

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When something “goes viral” it spreads rapidly through a population by being shared really often – it could be a video or meme or something else. Viruses do just that; they are conditions that spread relatively rapidly and easily from person to person but the difference is the person (host) usually does not intentionally share […]

Webinar “Discharge Disposition: Where Did They Go?” begins Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Noon Eastern

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When patients exit a hospital setting, there are several factors that can influence the amount of payment the hospital receives for the care provided. In addition to assignment of diagnosis and procedure codes, condition and value codes as well as patient date of birth and of course, payer contracts, the discharge disposition or discharge status […]

CWTC [Episode 90] Billing Telehealth, DR Modifier, Discharge Status

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Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for ten to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule FY2021

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On May 11, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule that focuses the agency’s efforts on a singular objective: transforming the healthcare delivery system through competition and innovation to provide patients with better value and results. The proposed rule would update Medicare payment policies for hospitals under the Inpatient Prospective […]

Webinar “Sepsis After Careful Study” begins Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 1pm Eastern

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According to the CDC, “Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is a life-threatening medical emergency. Sepsis happens when an infection you already have —in your skin, lungs, urinary tract, or somewhere else—triggers a chain reaction throughout your body. Without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.” […]

CWTC [Episode 89] Spinal Stenosis with Myelopathy and IRF COVID Scenarios

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Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for ten to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

Listen to “Coffee with the Coder” on Monday

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The next episode of our audio blog “Coffee with the Coder®” is Monday, June 15, 2020. CWTC features expert coders answering interesting (or popular) questions. Designed to take less time than a coffee break, CWTC is the conference call you don’t want to miss. And it’s FREE to listen. If you’d like to be reminded […]