Author Archives: Heidi Kollmorgen

About Heidi Kollmorgen

My passion and interest involves anything related to medical billing, coding and health information management. I love to share what I learn and educate others so you have definitely come to the right place! ICD-10-CM is set to become mandatory beginning October 1, 2015. As an AHIMA ICD-10-CM Trainer also carrying the title of CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Based) you can be assured that quality care of your patients is the ultimate goal of my work as a consultant. HD Medical Solutions is dedicated to providing you with all your Revenue Cycle Management needs.

Healthcare Professionals – Looking For Free CEUs?

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services just released this weeks MLN Connects Provider News and there is a LOT of information to check out whether you are a participating or non-participating provider, medical coder/ biller or staff member working … Continue reading

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Ready To Increase Your Practice Revenue?

** Does your AR report show numerous accounts over 60 days remaining unpaid? ** Is your staff overwhelmed and not able to keep up with reviewing outstanding claims? ** Do you need assistance with reviewing and appealing carrier denials and … Continue reading

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Interested in the NEW codes for ICD-10?

Well, October 1, 2014 has come and gone and most of us have successfully made the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.  Sure, there have been bumps along the way and new challenges seem to pop up every now and then … Continue reading

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How to Guarantee Clean Claims With ICD-10

IMPROVE YOUR DOCUMENTATION AND READ THE ICD-10 GUIDELINES.  That really is the key to surviving the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.  This process does not involve learning a new way to actually code – you follow the same steps as … Continue reading

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We need #ICD10!!

URGENT MESSAGE RECEIVED FROM AHIMA! I’d like to share the following information for everyone who knows #ICD10Matters. Ms. Margarita Valdez is asking for everyone’s help in reaching out and spreading important #ICD10Facts. This is a reminder that tomorrow, February 11th … Continue reading

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Will this study help Medical Billers and Coders get claims paid?

Medical billers and coders spend quite a bit of their day posting charges and payments or calling insurance companies to check status.  Does anyone actually know how long it takes to get the claim paid?  We all have an idea … Continue reading

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Need ICD-9 help for your RHIT?

If you are preparing for your RHIT and only studied ICD-10, you are sure to be panicked right now but you shouldn’t be.  AHIMA and many others are ready to help you and HD Medical is one of them. Follow … Continue reading

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EMR & HIPAA – A Guest Blog Post

Why Do People Find ICD-10 So Amusing?

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Where do you stand on a possible ICD-10 delay?

AHIMA held a virtual rally on Twitter today to raise awareness about another impending delay on ICD-10.  Excellent points and questions were shared by all who participated – kudos for showing your support to vote against H.R. 4302! My hope … Continue reading

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A proud moment to share!

Even with the uncertainty of these last few days, I reviewed, studied and took the AHIMA assessment.  After several grueling hours and support from so many – I passed! I believe in ICD-10 and the enormous benefits, research potential and opportunity … Continue reading

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