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 […]

CWTC [Episode 117] Sequencing Periprosthetic Fractures, HCPCS for Orthotics

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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 […]

Top Compliance Risks 2021

Webinar “Reporting Evaluation and Management Services in 2021” begins Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Noon Eastern

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The Oxford Learners Dictionary defines a quantum leap as “a sudden, great and important change, improvement or development” and that describes exactly what is happening to the E&M code set in 2021 it is undergoing a huge, important transformative change meant to help make E/M office visit coding and documentation both simpler and more flexible. […]

Webinar “Winning with Chemotherapy” begins Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Noon Eastern

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Coding for Chemotherapy and Oncology Services has long been a challenging area for many coders nationwide. This seemingly universal struggle is due a variety of issues including the vast instructional notes related to the codes, the hierarchy rules – which can be hard to get a clear grasp on, and of course payer-specific policies. When […]

CWTC [Episode 99] Stroke Deficits, Disuse Myopathy, Aftercare for Stoma

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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 […]

CWTC [Episode 96] Status Post as Etiologic, Ablation with Polypectomy, Pre-Admission Screening

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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 […]

IRF PPS Final Rule FY2021

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CMS issued the annual update for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System on August 4, 2020. This final rule also includes making permanent the regulatory change to eliminate the requirement for physicians to conduct a post admission visit since much of the information is included in the pre-admission screening documentation. This flexibility was offered […]

Sepsis After Careful Study