Category Archives for Billing & Coding Tips

The 12 Claims of Christmas (Part 4)

I’m so excited to be writing part 4 of this fun Christmas series today! So far, we’ve covered mishaps and the codes that go along with them for almost every injury you could incur this time of year.  The key word here is almost. Christmas morning has finally arrived! You’re curled up on the couch in your favorite plush robe drinking hot cocoa while watching the kiddos dive under the tree. Little do you know that the bliss you’re currently Continue Reading

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The 12 Claims of Christmas (Part 3)

We’re back today with part 3 of the “12 Claims of Christmas” series to see what kind of other shenanigans the great folks out there have gotten themselves into this time of year. But first let’s talk about the man they’re calling the “Criminal Santa.” Have you guys heard about this? A man in California was attempting to rob a business and thought the chimney was his best way in. He got stuck and had to call 911 to rescue Continue Reading

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The Physician Query: What Every Coder Wants You To Know

Query! Query! Query! Who are these people and what do they want from me?   Whether you are a physician who practices medicine in the inpatient or outpatient setting, you have probably been hunted down by a medical biller, coder or clinical documentation improvement specialist.   This group of “hunters and gatherers” are quite astute and tenacious and their weapon of choice is the QUERY! They know their stuff and can sniff out any area in the chart that needs Continue Reading

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Cardiology Coding Got You Down? Use These 5 Tips For Success!

We discuss 5 challenges to proper documentation and coding in a cardiology practice. These challenges include human errors, lack of knowledge regarding current coding and documentation standards, working and charting in multiple care environments, and/or not coding to the highest degree of specificity.

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