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

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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 “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 […]

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 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 […]

Reporting for COVID-19

Webinar “A Look Under the Microscope: Reporting Laboratory Services in CPT” Thursday, January 31, 2019

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When you look into a microscope if you are untrained, you see something that looks like artwork. While these are services that are routinely performed, the scope doesn’t always come clearly into focus. Questions often linger about which codes can be reported for which service, what is bundled, whether to assign a modifier and what […]

Webinar “CPT Updates 2019”

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As new year heads our way it brings with it season of change from the change in the weather with progressively colder day, to our new years resolution which are always full of promise…change is always in the air this time of year and that sentiment holds true in the world of coding as well… […]

Breathing Easy: Coding Respiratory Tests and Treatments in CPT

How to Create a Masterpiece: Painting a Picture of Sepsis in ICD-10 CM