Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding medical necessity; using the ROS for history of presenting illness; and duplicative coding.
"Upcoding" means reporting a higher-level service or procedure or a more complex diagnosis, than is supported by medical necessity, medical facts, or the provider's documentation.
When you are wrongfully denied for a single code or entire claim, do you know what to do?
Recently, I downloaded my EHR iPhone app. While the app can provide a level of convenience, it isn’t ready for prime time.
Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding bronchoscopy; modifier 58 vs. modifier 79; and fourth-year residents.
Despite all the hoopla surrounding ICD-10, nearly half the practices polled by Physicians Practice had no problems in transitioning to the new code set.
In a two-part series, Physicians Practice looks back at the top health IT issues of the year. Part one focuses on meaningful use and ICD-10.
How much of an effect did the ICD-10 coding change have on claims processing? RemitDATA presents this quiz on Oct. 2015 claims information.
‘Tis the season! Cartoonist Jon Carter reveals that a few Christmas and holiday characters and traditions are just well-disguised ICD-10 codes.
For many physicians like Theo Felts, a family practitioner in Overland, Kan., ICD-10 has been no sweat at all. In this Q&A, he discusses the transition.