Webinar “Demystifying Radiation Oncology” begins Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 1pm Eastern

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Radiation oncology involves doctors who specialize in high energy ionizing radiation therapy to treat a wide variety of malignant cancers and some non-malignant conditions. It uses several distinct modalities such as teletherapy, brachytherapy, hyperthermia and stereotactic radiation. The American Cancer Society states that “Radiation therapy uses high-energy particles or waves, such as x-rays, gamma rays, […]

Top Compliance Risks 2021

CMS Inpatient Only List CY2022

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The additions to the list begin on page 364 of this Federal Register article. https://public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2021-15496.pdf The complete list is due when the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule is issued.  

OPPS Proposed Rule FY 2022

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Medicare Program:  Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Price Transparency of Hospital Standard Charges; Radiation Oncology Model; Request for Information on Rural Emergency Hospitals This proposed rule would revise the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for […]

Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule 2022

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CMS Proposes Physician Payment Rule to Improve Health Equity, Patient Access Rule Would Expand Access to Telehealth Services, Enhance Diabetes Prevention Programs The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing changes to address the widening gap in health equity highlighted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) and to expand patient access to […]

Webinar “Modifier -25 Under the Microscope” begins Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 1pm Eastern

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When reporting codes in CPT modifiers are an absolutely integral part of correct coding. Modifiers are the key to reporting services and procedures that have been altered in some way without changing the basic description of the CPT code. This means that modifiers are vital in the coding and billing process. However, their individual rules […]

CWTC [Episode 119] Sequella for SDH, Coding from the Acute Record in IRF, Routine Observation After Surgery

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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 […]

ICD-10

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2022 ICD-10-CM (CMS) 2022 Code Descriptions in Tabular Order (ZIP) 2022 Addendum (ZIP) 2022 Code Tables, Tabular and Index (ZIP) On October 1, 2015, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures were replaced by ICD-10 code sets. The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability […]

CWTC [Episode 118] Interrupted Stay or LOA, Attention to Trach, CMGs

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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 “Stay on the Right Track with HCC Coding” begins Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 1pm Eastern

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Hierarchical Coding Categories can impact your reimbursement. Your organization may be at risk for reduced reimbursement, which is like getting on the wrong track and heading in the wrong direction. HCCs help us provide a clear picture of our patient’s severity of illness, identifying acute and chronic conditions so that payments are appropriately valued. Stay […]