Webinar “Beneath the Surface Part II: Coding for Debridement and Wound Management” begins Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 1pm Eastern

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Wound care is a vital part of the overall health and care of patients. Proper wound care prevents infection and complications in addition to helping speed up the healing process, so patients heal quicker and in general with less scarring. When dealing with wounds, debridement and active wound management can cause confusion. In this session […]

Webinar “Recalculating the Code Set- ICD-10 CM Updates for 2022” begins Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 1pm Eastern

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GPS devices are useful tools we are all familiar with. Many of us rely on them to get us to where we need to go. They are incredibly helpful tools that provide us with the best advice and direction for the journey ahead. A GPS is programmed to get us where we want to be […]

Webinar “Getting Beneath the Surface Part 1: Coding For Lesions and Lacerations in CPT” begins Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 1pm Eastern

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Our skin is the largest organ in the human body. Because it is so large and so many different different types of procedures can be performed on it, having a deep understanding of how all of these procedures should be coded can get under a coders skin! Skin repair in particular can be difficult and […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

IRF PPS Proposed Rule FY2022

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On April 7, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates for facilities under the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and the IRF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) for fiscal year (FY) 2022. CMS is publishing this proposed rule consistent with the […]