Web Event “Medical Coding and the End of the COVID PHE” begins April 13th at Noon Eastern

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With the COVID 19 national public health emergency coming to an end on May 11th, some in the healthcare community are left wondering how this will affect us. With less than 2 months until the PHE expires it is important that we have a clear understanding of what will be changing, when the changes will […]

Webinar “Locum Tenens” Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 1pm Eastern

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When a physician or physical therapist takes vacation or family leave a gap is present in his or her place. In some circumstances, CMS allows substitutions, called Locum Tenens, to fill the gap. A Locum temporarily fills in for another provider, helping to fill the gap left behind. While Locums are commonly used across the […]

Webinar “Building a Firm Foundation in the ED” Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Noon Eastern

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Portions of ancient architectural structures remain to this day as a testament to firm foundations. Healthcare organizations need firm foundations to weather the storms of ever-changing reimbursement schemas. The risks to architectural wonders includes time and weather. The risks for Emergency Departments include charge-capture and documentation of services. Listen to this presentation to gain an […]

Webinar “SDOH Seeing Healthcare in Color” Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Noon Eastern

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Medical record keeping saves lives. Nuances such as social determinants of health paint a more complete picture of each patient experience. The codes are available in ICD-10-CM, yet not all providers take advantage of their existence. Though they don’t yet impact reimbursement, they definitely impact the care each patient receives. There are some potential impacts […]

Webinar “Uniting the Code Set: E&M 2023” Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 2 Eastern

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2023 will see the updating of the CPT code set to align with the changes made to the outpatient office E/M codes in 2021. Since the changes made to the code set in 2021 we have been eagerly awaiting these changes to the rest of the code set to provide some cohesion. Its officially here […]

Webinar “CPT Renovation 2023” Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Noon Eastern

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Popular television shows recently have been home-makeover or renovation shows. They remain as beloved now as ever. They are fascinating to watch because the builders, architects and interior designers updating the homes don’t completely destroy or throw out what was already there– they update to make it more livable with new technology and streamlined designs. […]

Webinar “The Pitfalls of HCC Coding” Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 1pm Eastern

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Though HCCs were first introduced nearly 20 years ago in 2004 it is only recently that real importance has been placed on HCC Coding. HCC codes are used to establish patient-specific payments for the following year by CMS. It is critical that these codes are captured year-round; if we miss or incorrectly capture these codes, […]

Webinar “Get Comfy with SOFA and Sepsis” Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 1pm Eastern

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Sepsis is a multifactorial disease that can originate from many pathways. It seems to cause considerable confusion amongst coders and often leads us to queries due to a lack of clear documentation. Its symptoms can go from bad to worse in a very short time. One of the areas which adds confusion for coders when […]

Webinar “Dig A Little Deeper: Uncovering the ICD-10 CM Updates 2023” Tuesday, October 11, 2022

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An archeologist will excavate a site to uncover artifacts and other remains that update what we know about the past. These newly discovered objects help expand our understanding of our past and provide a bigger picture. The yearly updates to the ICD-10 CM code set work in much the same way– new codes and guidelines […]