May 2014

There is a special process that medical insurance specialists follow to ensure the physician and the medical clinic gets reimbursed for the service provided. It is called the medical billing process and the series of steps will lead to the maximum, appropriate, and timely payments...

Using the correct coding for medical diagnoses and procedures is most critical in order to get reimbursed and avoiding audits by payer sources like Medicare. Certain errors become red flags for payers and an audit will most likely come about because of it. Both Medicare...

The fact that the ICD-9 coding is obsolete and is being replaced by ICD-10 has everyone in the healthcare system scrabbling to become compliant with the new system. Though it seems more complicated than the original coding system, ICD-10 will provide for better reimbursement rates...

In 1996, the federal government implemented the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (known as HIPAA). This implication created major effects that have changed the way the medical community uses and protects patient data. Throughout the years, there have been various updates to HIPAA, which...

ICD 10 is the new standard of medical coding that has been developed to help healthcare providers communicate more efficiently and accurately about a patient’s condition. ICD 10 is the upgraded system from ICD 9, which had previous been used by healthcare providers for many...

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