Tag: Medical Record Documentation

ICD-10 Audits: Keeping Your Reimbursements Safe with Precision Coding

ICD-10 audits. Just the mention sends shivers down the spines of healthcare providers everywhere. These meticulous examinations hold the power to either boost your bottom line or leave you facing a financial black hole. But fear not! By embracing precision coding, you can transform audits from dreaded foes into powerful allies that protect your reimbursements […]
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ICD-10-CM Update Will Change the Way You Code

The April 2023 ICD-10-CM update adds many new codes for reporting external causes of injuries as well as expanded codes for reporting factors influencing health status more succinctly. But read the revised guideline for reporting social determinants of health (SDOH) before using these codes. Changes to the Tabular List In the ICD-10-CM Tabular List of […]
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Practical Tips For Reducing Claims Denials

Medical claims denials are on the rise and continue to be a costly problem for health systems. Unfortunately, the vast majority of providers focus their resources on reactive responses, working to appeal denials and recover payments after denials have already occurred. In a Becker’s Healthcare podcast an expert, discussed the problem of rising denials, why […]
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Important Changes to ICD-10-CM Codes and Guidelines

New codes and updates become effective April 1. The updates to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS that become effective April 1 were released in mid-January. The updates include 42 new diagnosis codes. The significant changes to the ICD-10-CM guidelines are the following: A.19 – Code Assignment and Clinical Criteria This section has added a new sentence: “If […]
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