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SDoH Coding

Revisiting New Adjustments to SDoH Coding

In the 2024 ICD-10-CM, there are noteworthy changes to the SDoH codes Z55-Z65 that are worth mentioning. Instead of discussing minor formatting and grammatical adjustments made by CMS, I will concentrate on the significant changes. Here are the updates.    ● Under the category of problems related to social environment (Z60.8), the ICD-10-CM now includes more […]
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Medical Billing Strategies

4 Strategies to Optimize Billing and Expand Your Customer Base

The increasing demand for incontinence products is prompting home medical equipment (HME) providers to reevaluate their existing incontinence programs. With the U.S. witnessing a significant rise in the aging population, marked by 10,000 people turning 65 every day according to the U.N. Population Division, there is a growing market for incontinence products. Studies from Mayo […]
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Accelerating Revenue: Revealing the Financial Impact of Delayed Medical Billing

The impact of prolonged turnaround times from billers in medical billing is frequently underestimated, yet it has far-reaching consequences for everyone involved. Delays in processing times impose financial burdens on healthcare organizations and patients. By gaining insight into the concealed costs and inefficiencies, we can enhance the process and achieve more favorable financial outcomes. In […]
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Enhancing Claims Management

Enhancing Claims Management: Identifying Errors, Maximizing Efficiency, and Streamlining Operations

Claims management serves as a valuable tool for insurance firms, enabling them to identify the root causes of claim errors, measure areas for improvement, and explore new opportunities to continuously enhance their operations. However, the ever-increasing complexity of claims administration poses a formidable challenge for insurance businesses, hindering their ability to uncover fresh prospects and […]
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Prior-Authorization Issue

Prior authorization issues with Medicare Advantage plans

A new final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will make it harder for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to require prior authorizations for their coverage The rule comes in the wake of a 2022 report from the Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services that […]
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Proposed IPPS/LTCH Payment Update for FY2024

The agency proposes to strengthen the ties that bind payments to quality data reporting. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued, April 10, the Inpatient Prospective Payment System/Long-Term Care Hospital (IPPS/LTCH) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2024. If finalized as written, inpatient hospitals and LTCHs that do not successfully report quality data […]
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AI in Primary Care

Primary Care AI Benefits for doctors and patients

Two letters. They’re enough to give your patients more anxiety than any treatment, test or injection. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center shows it: Sixty percent of Americans said they would be uncomfortable with their provider relying on artificial intelligence (AI) in their own health care. But when used responsibly, artificial intelligence can […]
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New Era for Audiology - 2023 Challenges

A New Era for Audiology: Tackling Challenges in 2023 and Beyond

As we forge ahead into 2023, audiology practices face a myriad of challenges. The growing prevalence of hearing loss, rapid technological advancements, and changing market dynamics are just a few of the many hurdles that audiologists must overcome to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment. With an estimated 466 million people worldwide suffering from disabling […]
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Using Modifier – 25 on an E/M Visit

In recent years, there has been an increase in scrutiny regarding the use of modifier -25 to identify separate evaluation and management (E/M) services on the same day as another procedure. Insurers are now demanding documentation of such services both before and after payment, leading to a significant administrative burden for urology practices. The reason […]
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