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7 Most Common Reasons for Claim Denials

7 Most Common Reasons for Claim Denials in 2023

When a claim gets denied, it not only affects the company’s cash flow but also impacts the patient-doctor relationship. Even some denials get claimed by re-appealing but few claims are left on air – that what something your practice and patient would like to avoid. Poor management in claim processing will negatively impact the revenue […]
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Medical Billing Trends 2023

Key Trends in Medical Billing Services for 2023

Due to technological innovation, the healthcare sector faces greater transformation. Adopting new technologies and implementing virtual care brought significant change in Medical Billing. The year 2022 ends with a substantial rise in the adoption of payment systems and the implementation of new technologies in the Medical billing process. In addition, the integration of advanced Medical […]
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ICD-10 Codes for Holiday Mishaps

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is very easy to get distracted with accidents due to extra activities and overlook everyday actions that help us to be safe and happy. Accidents during such holiday season will make physician, emergence care and urgency care little busy. Treatments can be reimbursed with medical […]
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Key Factors When Coding Drug Screenings

Dodge denials for drug testing by knowing which details demand attention. How often do you experience denials when it comes to your definitive drug testing? If the answer is often, this article may provide some answers to why that might be happening. Many payer policies have very clear guidelines, both medical and reimbursement, that dictate […]
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How Did the 2021 E&M Guidelines Impact your Coding?

Validating the shift to higher office visit levels and the impact of the 2021 E&M guidelines. Between 2019 and the end of 2021, a lot changed. Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic impact the way in which physicians and hospitals saw patients, but the introduction of the new 2021 Evaluation and Management (E&M) guidelines was […]
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ICD-11 Officially Released for Implementation

On Feb. 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) released ICD-11 2022. This is the official version of the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding set that WHO member countries will be implementing worldwide. In fact, according to the WHO release announcement, 35 countries are already using ICD-11. The WHO began developing […]
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Exploring the 2022 Updates to the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program

Coding professionals should familiarize themselves with three new measures in particular. In 2009, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a quality data reporting program for hospital outpatient services. The Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program (Hospital OQR) is a pay-for-quality data reporting program mandated by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of […]
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Selecting the Principal Diagnosis Lies at the Heart of Inpatient Coding

The heart of the principal diagnosis selection is pivotal to accuracy and compliance. Since February is known as “National Heart Month,” a discussion on the heart of inpatient coding is appropriate, that being the “principal diagnosis.” When learning inpatient coding, a large amount of time is spent on understanding the guidelines, conventions, and application of […]
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Append Modifier FT for Unrelated Critical Care Services

On Jan. 14, coders and billers gained insight into proper use of novel HCPCS Level II modifier FT Unrelated evaluation and management (e/m) visit during a postoperative period, or on the same day as a procedure or another e/m visit. (report when an e/m visit is furnished within the global period but is unrelated, or […]
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AMA Updates CPT Codes for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

The organization released new CPT codes for Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine once FDA grants emergency use authorization for children between six months and five years of age. The American Medical Association (AMA) has updated the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set to include a new code for administering pediatric doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in […]
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