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Medical coding Audits

Medical Coding Audits: Trends and Guide for Providers

The landscape of medical coding audits is constantly evolving.  Staying informed about these trends and implementing best practices can significantly reduce stress and ensure a smooth audit experience. The Shifting Landscape of Medical Coding Audits Traditionally, medical coding audits felt like a lottery. Providers faced the uncertainty of random reviews, often scrambling to address issues […]
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Medical Coding 2024

Crack the Code: Top Trends Shaping Medical Coding in 2024

Regulatory changes, advances in healthcare technology, and an ever-increasing emphasis on accurate and efficient documentation are constantly driving the evolution of medical coding. Medical coders must keep up with these trends to ensure successful careers and optimal healthcare delivery in 2024. We share the top trends influencing medical coding 2024 in this newsletter, enabling you […]
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Medical coding guide

14 Things To Know About Medical Coding

In this blog, you should know why healthcare providers need to be aware of the medical coding guide. 1. What is Medical Coding? Medical coding is the process of translating medical diagnoses, procedures, and services into universal alphanumeric codes for proper documentation and billing purposes. 2. Importance of Accuracy: Accurate medical coding is crucial for […]
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modifier 58 vs modifier 78

Modifier 58 Versus 78 – Which Should You Use?

Modifier 58 vs Modifier 78: Key Takeaway: Modifier 58: Same underlying condition, planned or unplanned additional procedure. Modifier 78: New problem caused by the initial surgery (complication) requiring a return to the OR. Medical Coders often struggle to differentiate between modifier 58 (staged/related procedure) and modifier 78 (unplanned return to OR). Let’s break down the […]
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HCPCS Level II Codes

HCPCS Level II July 2024 code update

The HCPCS Level II quarterly update for July 2024 is now available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. The update includes: 134 added codes 9 discontinued codes 32 codes with long description changes 3 codes with payment changes New HCPCS Level II Codes Effective July 1, 2024, there is one new […]
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future medical coding 2024

6 Key Trends Shaping the Future of Medical Coding in 2024

Medical coding is a dynamic field, driven as much by technological advancements as by healthcare practices and regulatory changes. As we are moving into 2024, we can see that several important trends are shaping the future of this important field. Future of Medical Coding in 2024: 1. Rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning […]
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April 2024 HCPCS Level II Code

April 2024 HCPCS Level II Code Update

The official April 2024 update to the HCPCS Level II code set is now available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website.  April update includes: 62 new codes 2 changes to scope and long description 21 obsolete codes 11 changes to long description 1 change to changes miscellaneous changes Below are some  code […]
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New Billing Codes-for Prior Authorization Work Proposed by AMA

New Billing Codes for Prior Authorization Work Proposed by AMA

New billing codes: Medical experts might consider creating new billing codes for the time doctors and their support staff spends working on prior authorizations. The American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Board meets May 9-11 in Chicago. On the meeting’s agenda are three potential new CPT codes “for reporting services (physician, QHP, […]
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ICD-11 code

ICD-11 code: Everything You Need to Know About the New Coding System

ICD-11 code: Healthcare is ever-evolving and keeping abreast of the latest developments within the health care industry, especially within the realms of coding and classification systems can be challenging for a healthcare professional. The ICD-11 code is the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases, and it was designed to revolutionize how diseases and […]
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