Tag: EHR System

Coding Drives Up Medical Billing Costs in the US

Coding Drives Up Medical Billing Costs in US

Another study confirms that medical billing costs in the US significantly exceed those in similar countries, but researchers now know why: coding drives up US administrative spending. Complex coding structures in the US are driving up medical billing costs in the US, making it one of the most expensive countries to get paid, according to […]
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Coding audits 101: How physicians can prepare

You’ve received a request for medical records from a payer, who is going to conduct an audit on your claims. Your Electronic Health Record (EHR) system is excellent, the notes are voluminous, your providers are well-versed at coding. If anything, you under code! You provide excellent care for your patients and achieve great outcomes. No […]
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CPT Code Set Adds Code for J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

AMA updated the CPT code set to accommodate the new mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccine booster strategy endorsed by the federal government. The update comes on the heels of a decision from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize booster doses of Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine. The federal agency has recommended a booster dose of the vaccine for […]
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Hospitals Looking Beyond EHR to Improve Revenue Cycle Performance

Over 60 percent of hospitals and health systems are not realizing optimal value from their EHR system, causing the organizations to collaborate with other vendors and outsourcing companies to improve revenue cycle performance. That was a finding from a new Navigant analysis based on an executive survey conducted by Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), which polled 108 […]
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